2901.0 - Census Dictionary, 1996  
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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 (1113) 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 Client Services Consultant when specifying tables.

Due to processing limitations a maximum of three families can be coded to a household. Lone Person Households can contain visitors. Visitor only households can contain Overseas Visitors.

The Other Not Classifiable category includes those households which were temporarily unoccupied at the time of the Census, but the collector has ascertained that it was normally occupied, households that contained only persons aged under 15 years, or households which could not be classified elseshere 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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