2901.0 - Census of Population and Housing: Census Dictionary, 2016
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Relationship information is collected in the Census from people in private dwellings on Census night to enable family and household coding to be done. The relationship question asks 'What is the person's relationship to Person 1/Person 2'. This is Question 5 on the paper Census Household Form. Response categories for this question include husband or wife, de facto partner, child, step child, brother or sister, unrelated flatmate or co-tenant, or other relationship as specified. Children can be children of Person 1 or Person 2 only, or of both Person 1 and Person 2. Where the relationship is other than child, the relationship to Person 1 only is specified.
See also Family, Family/Household Reference Person Indicator (RPIP), Household, Relationship in Household (RLHP).