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Household—family composition

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element Concept
METeOR identifier:Help on this term351192
Registration status:Help on this termCommunity Services, Standard 27/04/2007
Definition:Help on this termThe composition of the family within the household.

Object Class attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Object class:Household
Definition:Help on this termOne of more persons, at least one of whom is at least 15 years of age, usually resident in the same private dwelling.
Specialisation of:Help on this termPerson/group of persons

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

Together with family, household is considered one of the basic groups of social aggregation. Information on household numbers and composition aids in identifying groups within the population such as Indigenous households or the number of people living alone.

For the Commonwealth-State Housing Agreement (CSHA) data collections, the number of tenancy agreements is a practical proxy for calculating the number of households receiving housing assistance.

The persons in the group may pool their incomes and have a common budget to a greater or lesser extent: they may be related or unrelated persons, or a combination of both.

Only usual residents of the household are included as members of the household. Visitors to a household are, by definition, excluded from the household.

Source and reference attributes

Origin:Help on this term

CSHA Public rental housing data manual 2001-02

Reference documents:Help on this term

Australian Bureau of Statistics. Family, household and income unit variables. Cat. no. 1286.0. Canberra: ABS. Viewed on 29/09/2006.

Property attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Property:Family composition
Definition:Help on this termA descriptor of the class of family in terms of members present.
Property group:Help on this termDemographic/social/cultural characteristics

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare

Data element concept attributes

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Supersedes Household family—family type Community Services, Superseded 27/04/2007

Data Elements implementing this Data Element Concept:Help on this term

Household—family composition, code N[NNN] Community Services, Standard 27/04/2007

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