2901.0 - Census Dictionary, 1996  
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See Child Type (CTPP), Number of Children Ever Born (TISP).

Base map

See Digital Base Map.


See Number of Bedrooms in Private Dwelling (BEDD).


These variables contain the country of birth of each individual, and each individual's father and mother (Questions 12, 15 and 16). There are three variables available:

      • Birthplace of Individual (BPLP);
      • Birthplace of Mother (BPFP); and
      • Birthplace of Father (BPMP).

The Australian Standard Classification of Countries for Social Statistics (ASCCSS) is used to classify birthplace responses to the 1996 Census. This classification uses the current names of countries, so if a person uses a former name the current name is coded for output purposes. For example, Siam would be coded to Thailand.

If birthplace of individual is not stated on the census form, an attempt is made to derive it from other answers or from responses from other family members. If birthplace cannot be derived it is coded to Not stated.

People born in Australia are not required to complete Question 13, which asks what year each person arrived in Australia.

See also Australian Standard Classification of Countries For Social Statistics (ASCCSS), Australia, Australian Citizenship (NATP), Language (LANP), Other Territories, Year of Arrival in Australia (YARP).

Birthplace of father

See Birthplace.

Birthplace of individual

See Birthplace.

Birthplace of mother

See Birthplace.


A boarder is any person aged 15 years or over who is unrelated to any member of a household, and who is supplied with meals and lodging in return for payment.

Boarders are considered household members under the definition of household. However, they are not considered family members due to the fact that they are unrelated to anyone in the household.

If the boarder is found to be related to any person in the household then this familial relationship takes precedence over the fact that the person is also a boarder.

See also Lodger.

Boarding school student

Boarders at school or college are specifically asked to record the school or college as their usual residence. This instruction was not given in censuses prior to 1986 and often these people incorrectly reported their family home as their place of usual residence.

See also Type of Non-Private Dwelling (NPDD).


See Digital Boundaries.

Buying/owning a dwelling

See Tenure Type (TEND).

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