2901.0 - Census of Population and Housing: Census Dictionary, 2016  
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2016 Census Dictionary >> Glossary >> Family Number (FNOF)

Family Number (FNOF)

A household can contain one or more families. This variable categorises each family as either the primary, second or third family. Families in one family households are always classified as primary families. In a multiple family household, a maximum of three families can be identified. In cases where more than three families are identified in a household, the first three families are coded and the other persons are classified as either related family members of the primary family or non-family members.

Where there is more than one family in a household on Census night, the family with dependent children is designated as the primary family. If there was more than one family, and no children were present in the household, then the first family identified on the Census form becomes the primary family.

See also Child, Family, Family Composition (FMCF), Household, Relationship Between Families (FRLF), Relationship in Household (RLHP).

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