RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN FAMILIES
The 'Relationship between families' variable describes the nature of the relationship between multiple families within a household and thereby facilitates the analysis of data related to extended family networks. This can provide insight into the complexity of family life and shed light on areas of community need or the potential for policy development. The variable does not provide information on extended family networks beyond the household.
Terminology used in this standard is defined in the Glossary (see Explanatory Notes tab).