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Output

Standard output

Legally registered relationship status

The legally registered relationship status classification master version is an input classification only.

Survey-specific aggregated versions of the master version can be used for both input and output.

An example of output at level one of the classification is:

  • 11 Married/Civil union (not separated)
  • 21 Separated/Dissolved/Widowed/Surviving partner*
  • 31 Never married and never in a civil union.

* This classification label is shortened for simplicity. It includes those who were previously married and are now either separated/dissolved/widowed and those who were previously in a civil union and are now either separated/dissolved/surviving civil union partner.

Note: Guidelines for release of civil union data

Due to the relatively small numbers of civil unions, the relatively small size of sample surveys, and the possible respondent misinterpretation of what a civil union is, there could be confidentiality and /or data quality concerns, such as the accuracy of civil union data. For example, the civil union figures from the 2006 Census of Population and Dwellings were significantly higher than was expected and are believed to be due to respondent misinterpretation regarding what a civil union is. For the legal marital status variable in the 2006 Census the published or customised tables included data from the 'joined in a civil union' category in the 'not elsewhere included' category for tables that had 'not elsewhere included' or in the 'response unidentifiable' category for tables that had 'response unidentifiable'. Subject matter areas should contact Population Statistics and Statistical Methods for guidance on the release of civil union data.

The residual categories may be output separately or combined. Where a combination item of residuals is to be used in output, this item should be labelled ‘not elsewhere included’ and should have a footnote indicating its composition.

The residual categories are defined in Glossary.

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

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