2901.0 - Census Dictionary, 2011  
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RPIP Family/Household Reference Person Indicator
First release

Icon - PersonsThe Family/Household Reference Person Indicator records the person who is used as the basis for determining the familial and non-familial relationships within a household. It is usually the person who has identified himself/herself as person one on the Household form. The household reference person in a multiple family household can be identified as the family reference person in the primary family.

This variable is to be used with caution as it is not an indication that a person is 'head of the household'.

Applicable to:Person in family, group, lone person households

Categories:Reference person in a family household

1Reference person in primary family
2Reference person in second family
3Reference person in third family

Reference person in non-family household

4Reference person in non-family household


5Other household member

Supplementary Codes

@Not applicable
VOverseas visitor

Number of categories: 7

Not applicable (@) category comprises:

  • Persons in visitor only households
  • Persons in other non-classifiable households
  • Persons in non-private dwellings
  • Persons in migratory, off-shore and shipping SA1s

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