2901.0 - Census of Population and Housing: Census Dictionary, 2016
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 23/08/2016
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The Census form seeks information about people who usually reside in a dwelling but who are temporarily absent on Census night. Coders use the following temporary absentees in determining household and family classifications:
There are five different classifications available about persons temporarily absent. These are:
In addition, Location of Spouse (SPLF) records whether or not the family includes a temporarily absent spouse.
The only information gathered on temporarily absent persons are name, sex, age, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander origin, person's relationship in household and whether the person is a full-time student. This information is used to assist in family coding. All other information for persons temporarily absent and in Australia on Census night, should have been obtained at their place of enumeration. However, this information is not able to be related back to this dwelling.
See also Child, Household, Partner.