Family household composition (family) (HCFMF)
This variable counts the types of families within family households at the family level. In multiple family households all family types are counted.
Families in family households
|1||One family household|
|11||One family household: Couple family with no children|
|12||One family household: Couple family with children|
|13||One family household: One parent family|
|14||One family household: Other family|
|2||Two family household|
|21||Two family household: Couple family with no children|
|22||Two family household: Couple family with children|
|23||Two family household: One parent family|
|24||Two family household: Other family|
|3||Three or more family household|
|31||Three or more family household: Couple family with no children|
|32||Three or more family household: Couple family with children|
|33||Three or more family household: One parent family|
|34||Three or more family household: Other family|
Number of categories:
- One digit level: 3
- Two digit level: 13
Not applicable (@@) category comprises:
- Non-family/Non-classifiable households
- Unoccupied private dwellings
- Non-private dwellings
- Migratory, off-shore and shipping SA1s
Question(s) from the Census form
What is the person’s relationship to Person 1/Person 2?
For each person away, complete the following questions:
The Census asks a number of questions for usual residents who were temporarily absent on Census night, these are known as persons temporarily absent (PTA) questions. The PTA questions below are used to derive this variable.
How this variable is created
This variable uses information collected from the Relationship in household and the Persons temporarily absent questions on the Census form.
Family and household structures are identified during Census data processing and are created around a family or household reference person. This variable is derived from the Family composition (FMCF) and Household composition (HHCD) variables.
History and changes
This variable was first introduced in 2011.
No changes have been made for 2021.
Data use considerations
Care should be taken when comparing this variable to other family data from within the ABS or external organisations or agencies. The definition of a family can differ between statistical collections and may not match Census definitions.
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.