2901.0 - Census of Population and Housing: Census Dictionary, 2016  
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Enumeration of people in caravans varies depending on their situation. Occupied caravans are usually treated as private dwellings with the exception of some caravans on residential allotments.
  • Caravans on Residential Allotments: An occupied caravan on a residential allotment is usually treated as an occupied private dwelling. The exception to this is where there are one or more other structures on the allotment and the occupants of the caravan are residents of the main dwelling. In this case the occupants are all classed as one household and the caravan is counted as an additional room of the main dwelling.
  • Caravans on Roadsides/Open Land: Since the 2006 Census, caravans on roadsides/open land are treated the same as caravans in caravan parks. They are treated as occupied private dwellings and the occupants of the caravans complete Household forms. Prior to the 2006 Census, occupied caravans at roadside parking areas or on open land were classified as sleepers-out for the variable Dwelling Structure (STRD).

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