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Count of persons with selected long-term health condition(s) in household (CPLTHD)

Census of Population and Housing: Census dictionary
Reference period
2021

Definition

This variable counts the number of people in a household who reported they had at least one of the selected long-term health conditions. Selected long-term health conditions include:

  • arthritis
  • asthma
  • cancer (including remission)
  • dementia (including Alzheimer’s)
  • diabetes (excluding gestational diabetes)
  • heart disease (including heart attack or angina)
  • kidney disease
  • lung condition (including COPD or emphysema)
  • mental health condition (including depression or anxiety)
  • stroke.

‘Any other long-term health condition(s)’ are excluded from the count. 

Scope

Occupied private dwellings

Categories

CodeCategory
00No persons in household reported a long-term health condition
01One person in household reported a long-term health condition
02Two persons in household reported a long-term health condition
03Three persons in household reported a long-term health condition
04Four persons in household reported a long-term health condition
05Five persons in household reported a long-term health condition
06Six persons in household reported a long-term health condition
07Seven persons in household reported a long-term health condition
08Eight persons in household reported a long-term health condition
09Nine persons in household reported a long-term health condition
10Ten or more persons in household reported a long-term health condition
11Some persons in household had not stated a long-term health condition
&&All persons in household not stated
@@Not applicable

Number of categories: 14

Not applicable (@@) comprises:

  • Visitor only households
  • Other non-classifiable households
  • Unoccupied private dwellings
  • Non-private dwellings
  • Migratory, off-shore and shipping SA1s

Question(s) from the Census form

Has the person been told by a doctor or nurse that they have any of these long-term health conditions?

    Has the person been told by a doctor or nurse that they have any of these long-term health conditions?
    Has Person 1 been told by a doctor or nurse that they have any of these long-term health conditions?

    Include health conditions that have lasted or are expected to last for six months or more.

    Include health conditions that:
    • may recur from time to time, or
    • are controlled by medication, or
    • are in remission.

    Select all that apply.

    Person's long-term health conditions

    Arthritis

    Asthma

    Cancer (including remission)

    Dementia (including Alzheimer's)

    Diabetes (excluding gestational diabetes)

    Heart disease (including heart attack or angina)

    Kidney disease

    Lung condition (including COPD or emphysema)

    Mental health condition (including depression or anxiety)

    Stroke

    Any other long-term health condition(s)

    No long-term health condition

    How this variable is created

    This variable is derived from responses to the long-term health conditions question. It counts the number of people in a household who have marked one of the following long-term health conditions:

    • arthritis
    • asthma
    • cancer (including remission)
    • dementia (including Alzheimer’s)
    • diabetes (excluding gestational diabetes)
    • heart disease (including heart attack or angina)
    • kidney disease
    • lung condition (including COPD or emphysema)
    • mental health condition (including depression or anxiety)
    • stroke.

    If all people in the household did not answer the long-term health conditions question, this variable is set to ‘All persons in household not stated’.

    If some people in the household did not answer the long-term health conditions question, this variable is set to category 11, ‘Some persons in household had not stated a long-term health condition’.

    If a person marks only ‘Any other long-term health condition(s)’, they are not counted as having a long-term health condition in this variable. These people are counted in category 00 'No persons in the household have a long-term health condition'.

    Visitor only households and Other non-classifiable households are excluded. Persons temporarily absent are excluded from this variable.

    History and changes

    This is a new variable for 2021. 

    Data use considerations

    Count of persons with selected long-term health condition(s) in household (CPLTHD) should be used carefully when comparing to other health data from within the ABS and for external organisations or agencies. Relevant definitions and response categories can differ between different statistical collections and may not match Census definitions. For more information, see Comparing ABS long-term health conditions data sources

    This variable does not have a non-response rate as it is created during Census processing by using responses from more than one question on the Census form. The proportion of dwellings where either all people in the household did not answer the long-term health conditions question, or some people in the household did not answer the long-term health conditions question, was 7.3%.

    Related variables and glossary terms

    • Count of persons with selected long-term health condition(s) in household (ranges) (CPLTHRD)
    • Count of adults (15 years and over) with selected long-term health conditions in household (CALTHD)
    • Count of children with selected long-term health conditions in household (CCLTHD)
    • Long-term health condition(s)