2901.0 - Census Dictionary, 2011  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 23/05/2011   
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RLHPRelationship in Household
First 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.

Children who are usually resident in the household are classified as dependent if they form a parent child relationship and are either 0-14 years of age; or they are 15-24 years of age and also a full-time student (in secondary or tertiary education). Children who are aged 15-24 years who are not full-time students and children aged 25 years and over are classified as non-dependent children. Children who are full-time students aged 15-24 years of age with a child or partner of his/her own, or who are aged 25 years and over with a child or partner of his/her own, are classified according to that relationship.

A new category, 'Other non-classifiable relationship' has been added to RLHP for 2011. People in occupied private dwellings who were coded to not applicable in previous Censuses will be coded to Other non-classifiable relationship in 2011.

See also Family Composition (FMCF).

Applicable to:Persons present in the household on Census Night

Categories:Husband, Wife or Partner

11In a registered marriage
15In de facto marriage, opposite-sex couple
17 In de facto marriage, male same-sex couple
18In de facto marriage, female 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
42Student step child
43Student foster child

Non-dependent child

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

Other related individual

63Non-dependent grandchild
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

Supplementary Codes

@@Not applicable
VVOverseas visitor

Number of categories: 32

Not applicable (@@) category comprises:

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

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