2901.0 - Census of Population and Housing: Census Dictionary, 2016  
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RLGPRelationship in Household (including grandchildren)
June release

Icon - Persons Describes the relationship of each person in a family to the family reference person or, where a person is not part of a family, that person's relationship to the household reference person. For the purposes of the variable, grandchildren including those aged 15 years and over are classified as a child.

This variable differs from RLHP (Relationship in Household) in that it recognises grandchildren as a child type, regardless of age. Grandparent-grandchild relationships are recognised as a parent-child relationship rather than an 'other family' type relationship.

This variable can only be used in conjunction with other related grandparent/grandchild classifications. It cannot be used with standard family classifications.

Data available on request.

See also Child Type (including grandchildren) (CTGP), Grandparent Families (FMGF).

Applicable to:Persons present in an occupied private dwelling on Census night.

Categories:Husband, Wife or Partner

10Husband, wife or partner, opposite-sex couple
15Husband, wife or partner, same-sex couple

Lone parent

21Lone parent

Child under 15

31Natural or adopted child under 15
32Step child under 15
33Foster child under 15
34Grandchild under 15
35Otherwise related child under 15
36Unrelated child under 15

Dependent student

41Natural or adopted dependent student
42Dependent student step child
43Dependent student foster child
44Dependent student grandchild

Non-dependent child

51Non-dependent natural, or adopted child
52Non-dependent step child
53Non-dependent foster child
54Non-dependent grandchild

Other related individual

69Other related individual (nec)

Non-family member

71Unrelated individual living in family household
72Group household member
73Lone person


91Visitor from within Australia
99Other non-classifiable relationship

Not Applicable

@@Not applicable
VVOverseas visitor

Number of categories: 31

Not applicable (@@) category comprises:

  • Persons in non-private dwellings
  • Persons in migratory, off-shore or shipping SA1s

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