History of changes

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The Relationship in Household and Social Marital Status Standards contained in this publication were reviewed and updated in September 2022. These updated versions reflect amendments to the Marriage Act 1961 and align them with changes made to the Registered Marital Status Standard in August 2019. A review of the full set of Family, Household and Income Unit Standards is being undertaken. 


The Registered Marital Status Standard contained in this publication was reviewed and updated in August 2019. The updated version reflects recent amendments to the Marriage Act 1961. Relevant glossary entries were also updated to reflect changes.


Minor change to text in 'Family Composition - Classification and Coding' and 'Household Composition - Output' pages to remove repetition of language and align with the 2011 and 2016 Census Dictionary.

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