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Family, household and income unit variables (family composition) 2005

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termClassification Scheme
METeOR identifier:Help on this term343211
Registration status:Help on this termCommunity Services (retired), Standard 31/08/2007
Definition:Help on this term

'Family composition' is the Australian Bureau of Statistics' (ABS) standard variable for identifying the composition of families within households.

Context:Help on this termHousehold and family statistics.
Classification structure:Help on this term

The 'Family, household and income unit variables' has a four level hierarchical classification for family composition. In the classification, family composition types are grouped in to progressively broader categories on the basis of similarity in terms of family structure.

Collection and usage attributes

Comments:Help on this termThe ABS classification for family composition is a subset of the suite of standards called 'Family, household and income unit variables'. It is used to measure family structure and size and is an essential variable for the analysis of the social and economic well-being of both the family unit and the individuals within those families.

Source and reference attributes

Steward:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare
Origin: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

Reference documents:Help on this termFamily, household and income unit variables
Revision status:Help on this termRevised 2005 - Standard

Relational attributes

Value Domains based on this classification scheme:Help on this term

Family composition code N[NNN] Community Services (retired), Standard 27/04/2007

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