Number of persons usually resident in dwelling (NPRD)
This variable counts the number of people who usually reside in an occupied private dwelling. It includes up to three residents who were temporarily absent from the household on Census Night.
Occupied private dwellings
|8||Eight or more persons|
Number of categories: 9
Not applicable (@) category 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
Were there any people away on the night of Tuesday 10 August who usually live in this dwelling?
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
History and changes
This variable was first used during the 2011 Census.
No changes have been made for 2021.
Data use considerations
Due to form limitations a maximum of three people can be reported and coded as temporarily absent from the dwelling. If more than three people are absent from the household, the additional people are unable to be included on the form.
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.
Related variables and glossary terms
- Count of persons temporarily absent from household (CPAD)
- Place of usual residence (PURP)
- Household composition (HHCD)
- Average persons per household