2901.0 - Census of Population and Housing: Census Dictionary, 2016  
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MDCPSocial Marital Status
June release

Icon - Persons Records a person's relationship status based on their current living arrangements. Where a couple relationship exists in the household the type of relationship is identified. All persons aged 15 years and over, who are usually resident and present in the household on Census night and who are not in a couple relationship are identified as 'Not married'.

See also Registered Marital Status (MSTP), Relationship in Household (RLHP).

Applicable to:Persons aged 15 years and over usually resident and present in household on Census night

Categories:1Married in a registered marriage
2Married in a de facto marriage
3Not married
@Not applicable
VOverseas visitor

Number of categories: 5

Not applicable (@) category comprises:

  • Persons aged under 15 years
  • Persons who are visitors (from within Australia)
  • Persons in non-classifiable households
  • Persons in non-private dwellings
  • Persons in migratory, off-shore and shipping SA1s

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