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Count of All Children in Family (CACF)
This variable was first introduced in 2011. No changes were made for 2016.
Non-response rate only applies to data items that directly reflect responses to individual Census form questions. Count of All Children in Family does not have a non-response rate as it is a derived value created during Census processing for applicable families. For more information, refer to Understanding Census data quality.
Data usage notes
Count of All Children in Family should be used with caution when comparing to other family data from within the ABS and for external organisations or agencies. The definition of a family can differ between different statistical collections and may not match Census definitions.
A definition for Count of All Children in Family is available in the 2016 Census Dictionary.
For information on family composition, see the data quality statement for Family Composition.
For information on the Relationship in Household question and data item, see the data quality statement for Relationship in Household.
For more information on Persons Temporarily Absent, see the Census Dictionary glossary entry.
Household form question image
Questions 5 and 53 as they appear on the 2016 Census Household Paper Form:
A text only version of the online Census Household form is available from the Downloads tab.
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