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Related classifications and standards

New Zealand

Further detail

The standard terms given above refer to the total measure (count or estimate) of the given variable, for example, all households counted in New Zealand on census night. However, the total is usually broken down into more detail, using one of the first four statistical standards and its related classification(s).

Statistical Standard for Dwelling Type (draft)

Dwellings can be classified by dwelling function as 'private' or 'non-private'. Private dwellings can be classified by dwelling structure as 'single' or 'multiple', and then further defined as 'permanent' or 'temporary' etc.

Statistical Standard for Dwelling Occupancy Status, 1999

Dwellings can be classified by the concept of occupancy status as 'occupied', 'unoccupied' or 'under construction'.

Standard terms one to eight for both census counts and demographic estimates of dwellings are based on the three concepts of function, structure and occupancy status; the eight definitions are needed to clarify the inclusions and exclusions.

Statistical Standard for Household Composition, 1999

Household composition is a derived variable that classifies households according to relationships between usually resident people.

Statistical Standard for Family Type, 1999

Family type is a derived variable that classifies family nuclei according to the presence or absence of couples, parents and children, based on the concept of people who have usual residence together.

Related statistical standards

Standard terms for measures of dwellings, households and families follow a similar format to the standard terms for the three main measures of population.

Statistical Standard for Population Terms

There are three main population measures produced by Statistics New Zealand:

  1. Census night population count
  2. Census usually resident population count
  3. Estimated resident population.

Statistical Standard for Usual Residence, 1999

Usual residence (the address of the dwelling where a person considers himself or herself to usually reside) is a key variable for determining the geographic characteristics of the population. This concept is a criterion for household and family statistics.

International

The United Nations Statistical Division and the Australian Bureau of Statistics do not offer comparable standard terms for measures of dwellings, households and families.

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