1286.0 - Family, Household and Income Unit Variables, 2005
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 01/06/2005
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THE CLASSIFICATION CRITERIA
THE STANDARD CLASSIFICATION AND CODE STRUCTURE
23. The standard 'Household composition' classification comprises the following categories:
Residual categories and codes
24. Not applicable.
25. The category '01 Not stated/Inadequately described' is used to code responses which do not provide sufficient information to be coded to any level of the structure or when no information is given. The category '02 Visitor only household' is used when all of the individuals present are visitors and such households fall within the scope of a particular collection.The category '03 Other not classifiable' is used to process responses which are not within the scope of the classification, for example when all of the individuals present are under 15 years old.
SCOPE OF THE CLASSIFICATION
26. The 'Household composition' classification is designed to classify all households within all private dwellings in Australia. Household data are not sought from persons usually resident in non-private dwellings, which are out of scope of the classification (see the section on 'Discussion of conceptual issues' for further information).
27. Operationally, any dwelling where all members are aged under 15 years is out of scope of the classification and therefore coded to '03 Other not classifiable'. This approach is consistent with that used in the 'Family composition' classification.
28. Although 'Household composition' is an attribute of the counting unit Household, where output requires, families and persons may be classified by the 'Household composition' of their household.
APPLICATION OF THE CLASSIFICATION TO OTHER VARIABLES
29. The 'Household composition' classification should only be applied to the variable 'Household composition'.
30. The standard classification and codes for 'Household composition' are derived from 'Relationship in household' and 'Family composition' data. Responses to the 'Household composition' variable are stored as codes of the classification.