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Output

Standard output

Family type classification

Family type is an output variable that is derived from several other household and family classifications (see coding process section). For high level output, use level 1 of the classification, for medium level output use level 2 and for the most detailed output use level 3.

Family type classification flexibility

The core classification framework approach provides flexibility for survey areas as they do not need to use every level of the classification, nor do they need to use every category within a level. They may also aggregate certain combinations of categories as required. Users may contact the classifications team for help with developing a survey-specific aggregation (if a suitable one does not already exist). Survey areas must document how they have aggregated the core classification framework and why, in supporting metadata and output reports, so it is clear to data users. For the current survey-specific aggregations or more information please contact the classifications and standards team at Statistics New Zealand.

Family type classification in combination with other classifications

Family type can also be combined with other standard classifications to create standard output. For example, family type can be combined with the standard classification for child dependency status:

Couple without children
    Couple without children

Couple with child(ren)
    Couple with dependent child(ren) only
    Couple with adult child(ren) only
    Couple with adult and dependent children only
    Couple with dependent child(ren) and at least one child with unknown dependency status
    Couple with adult child(ren) and at least one child with unknown dependency status
    Couple with adult and dependent children and at least one child with unknown dependency status
    Couple with child(ren), not further defined (all dependency status unknown)

One parent with child(ren)
    One parent with dependent child(ren) only
    One parent with adult child(ren) only
    One parent with adult and dependent children only
    One parent with dependent child(ren) and at least one child with unknown dependency status
    One parent with adult child(ren) and at least one child with unknown dependency status
    One parent with adult and dependent children and at least one child with unknown dependency status
    One parent with child(ren), not further defined (all dependency status unknown)

*The category of adult child(ren) is composed of 'dependent young person(s)' and 'non-dependent children'. See the statistical standard for child dependency status for more information.

Levels 1, 2 and 3 of the family type classification can also be combined with differing levels of the child dependency status classification. For example, level 1 family type can be combined with level 1 child dependency status.

Couple without children
    Couple without children

Couple with child(ren)
    Couple with at least one dependent child under 18
    Couple with no dependent child(ren) under 18, and no child(ren) of unknown dependency
    Couple with no dependent child(ren) under 18, and at least one child of unknown dependency

One parent with child(ren)
    One parent with at least one dependent child under 18
    One parent with no dependent child(ren) under 18, and no child(ren) of unknown dependency
    One parent with no dependent child(ren) under 18, and at least one child of unknown dependency

Contact the classifications and standards section for more information.

See the related standards section for a full list of standard classifications related to household and families that can be combined with family type for standard output.

The full classification is available in the 'Available files' section on the main page.

Types of children in a family nucleus classifications

The types of children in a family nucleus classifications are output variables that are derived from several other household and family classifications. They can be output on their own or embedded into another classification, such as level 1 of the family type classification, or household composition.

The full classification is available in the 'Available files' section on the main page.

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