Identifying and definitional attributes
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|Definition:||One or more persons, at least one of whom is at least 15 years of age, usually resident in the same private dwelling.|
|Specialisation of:||Person/group of persons|
Collection and usage attributes
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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
CSHA Public rental housing data manual 2001-02
Australian Bureau of Statistics. Family, household and income unit variables. Cat. no. 1286.0. Canberra: ABS. Viewed on 29/09/2006.
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