1286.0 - Family, Household and Income Unit Variables, 2014
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THE STANDARD CLASSIFICATION AND CODE STRUCTURE
The standard 'Household composition' classification comprises the following categories:
The 'Household composition' classification contains three supplementary codes:
SCOPE OF THE CLASSIFICATION
The 'Household composition' classification is designed to classify all households within all private dwellings in Australia. Household data are not sought from persons usually resident in non-private dwellings, which are out of scope of the classification (see the 'Discussion of conceptual issues' section on the 'Underlying Concepts' page for further information).
Operationally, any dwelling where all members are aged under 15 years is out of scope of the classification and therefore coded to '03 Other not classifiable'. This approach is consistent with that used in the 'Family composition' classification.
Although 'Household composition' is an attribute of the counting unit Household, where output requires, families and persons may be classified by the 'Household composition' of their household.
APPLICATION OF THE CLASSIFICATION TO OTHER VARIABLES
The 'Household composition' classification should only be applied to the variable 'Household composition'.
The standard classification and codes for 'Household composition' are derived from 'Relationship in household' and 'Family composition' data. Responses to the 'Household composition' variable are stored as codes of the classification.
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