2901.0 - Census Dictionary, 2001  
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HHTD Household Type - 1st Release

This variable describes the type of household within a dwelling.

Family Households can contain non-family members (unrelated persons and visitors). The first three categories (11–13) of this classification can be further broken down to show those households with only family members present and those with non-family members present. This is in line with the alternate ABS standard for this classification. Users requiring this level of information should indicate their requirements to the ABS consultant when specifying tables.

A maximum of three families can be coded to a household. Lone Person Households can contain visitors. Visitor Only households can contain overseas visitors.

Category 32 ‘Other not classifiable’ includes those households which the collector determined were occupied on Census Night but where the collector could not make contact; households that contained only persons aged under 15 years; or households which could not be classified elsewhere in this classification because there was insufficient information on the census form.

Applicable to: Occupied private dwellings

1    Family households

11    One family household
12    Two family household
13    Three family household

2    Non-Family households

21    Lone person household
22    Group household

3    Not classifiable

31    Visitors only
32    Other not classifiable

@@    Not applicable

Total number of categories: 8

Not applicable (@@) category comprises:

Non-Private dwellings
Unoccupied private dwellings
Migratory and off-shore CDs

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