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Sex of lone parent (SLPP)

Census of Population and Housing: Census dictionary
Reference period
2021

Definition

This variable indicates the sex, either male or female, of lone parents present in the household on Census night.

Scope

Lone parents present in the household on Census night

Categories

CodeCategory

1

Male lone parent

2

Female lone parent

@

Not applicable

V

Overseas visitor

Number of categories: 4

Not applicable (@) category comprises:

  • Husbands, wives or partners
  • Children
  • Dependent students
  • Other related individuals
  • Non-family members
  • Visitors (from within Australia)
  • Persons in other non-classifiable households
  • Persons in non-private dwellings
  • Persons in migratory, off-shore or shipping SA1s

Question(s) from the Census form

Is the person: Male, Female

    Is the person: Male, Female, Non-binary sex
    Is Person 1:

    If these options do not describe the person, they can Select something other than male or female.

    Male

    Female

    What is the person’s relationship to Person 1/Person 2?

      What is the person’s relationship to Person 1/Person 2?
      What is Person 2's relationship to Person 1?

      Examples of other relationships: Son-in-law, Grand-daughter, Uncle, Boarder.

      More information

      Husband or wife of Person 1

      De facto partner of Person 1

      Child of Person 1

      Stepchild of Person 1

      Brother or sister of Person 1

      Unrelated flatmate or co-tenant of Person 1

      Other relationship to Person 1 (please specify)

        More information

        Additional information relating to the question on: What is Person 2's relationship to Person 1?

        More information

        What is Person 2's relationship to Person 1?

        Examples of other relationships: Son-in-law, Grand-daughter, Uncle, Boarder.

        More information

        If more than one response applies, select only the option that shows the relationship that most closely applies.

        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.

          List the people who were away on the night of Tuesday 10 August 2021 but usually live in this dwelling.
          List the people who were away on the night of Tuesday 10 August 2021 but usually live in this dwelling.

          Remember that people listed here will need to complete a Census form for where they were in Australia on Census night.

          People away

          List Person Away 1 - Any person who usually lives in this dwelling, but was away.

          Add another person away

            Example

            Sex of lone parent example - Person 4 Surname

            Example

            List the people who were away on the night of Tuesday 10 August 2021 but usually live in this dwelling.

            Remember that people listed here will need to complete a Census form for where they were in Australia on Census night.

            People away

            Person 4 Surname - Any person who usually lives in this dwelling, but was away.

            Add another person away
              Is Person 4: Male, Female?
              Is Person 4:

              If these options do not describe the person, they can Select something other than male or female.

              Male

              Female
                What is Person 4's relationship to Person 1/Person 2?
                What is Person 4's relationship to Person 1/Person 2?

                Examples of other relationships: Son-in-law, Grand-daughter, Uncle, Boarder.

                More information

                Husband or wife of Person 1

                De facto partner of Person 1

                Child of both Person 1 and Person 2

                Child of Person 1 only

                Child of Person 2 only

                Unrelated flatmate or co-tenant of Person 1

                Other relationship to Person 1 (please specify)
                  Additional information relating to the question on: What is Person 4's relationship to Person 1/Person 2?
                  What is Person 4's relationship to Person 1/Person 2?

                  Examples of other relationships: Son-in-law, Grand-daughter, Uncle, Boarder.

                  More information

                  If more than one response applies, select the option that shows the relationship that most closely applies.

                  How this variable is created

                  This variable is derived from responses to the Sex and Relationship in household questions on the Census form. In a small proportion of cases, responses to Persons temporarily absent questions are also used.

                  Sex is captured automatically from mark box responses on the form. If a form was received but there was no response, Sex is imputed. More information is available in the SEXP

                  This variable is created from the binary sex variable (SEXP). Where a respondent has answered the sex question with ‘non-binary sex’ and provided a male or female response, the male or female response will be used to determine the binary sex variable. Otherwise, (SEXP) will be derived by a statistical process using random allocation.

                  History and changes

                  This variable was first introduced in 2011.

                  No changes have been made in 2021.

                  Data use considerations

                  Sex of lone parent (SLPP) can provide useful information when cross-classified against variables such as Labour force status (LFSP) and Occupation (OCCP).

                  Related variables and glossary terms

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