Residential status in a non-private dwelling (RLNP)
This variable describes the residential status of each person in a non-private dwelling. It records whether people enumerated in non-private dwellings (such as motels, hospitals and colleges) are staying there as:
- members of staff of the accommodation (e.g. owner, proprietor, porter, cook, teacher, warden, family of owner or family of staff)
Housing and family relationship information is not available for people in non-private dwellings because they are counted using Personal forms.
All persons in a non-private dwelling on Census night
Owner, proprietor, staff and family
Guest, patient, inmate, other resident
Number of categories: 5
Not applicable (@) category comprises:
- Persons in occupied private dwellings
- Persons in migratory, off-shore or shipping SA1s
Question(s) from the Census form
What is the person’s residential status in this dwelling?
How this variable is created
This variable is collected through the Census Personal form. Data is captured from the Residential status in this dwelling question, and responses are captured in 8 separate mark box responses. These responses are then grouped into two output categories.
History and changes
A question on status in a non-private dwelling was first asked in the 1976 Census and has been asked for every Census since then.
No changes have been made for 2021.
Data use considerations
Residential status in a non-private dwelling is only applicable to persons who were in a non-private dwelling on Census night and were enumerated on a Census Personal form.