Sex of lone parent (SLPP)
This variable indicates the sex, either male or female, of lone parents present in the household on Census Night.
Lone parents present in the household on Census Night
|1||Male lone parent|
|2||Female lone parent|
Number of categories: 4
Not applicable (@) category comprises:
- Husbands, wives or partners
- 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
See Understanding supplementary codes for more information.
Question(s) from the Census form
Is the person: Male, Female
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 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. Where a respondent selected 'non-binary sex' for the Sex question, a 'male' or 'female' response is allocated using statistical processes. More information is available in the Sex (SEXP) variable.
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).
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.