Family, household and income unit variables (relationship in household) 2005

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Classification Scheme
METeOR identifier:343349
Registration status:Community Services (retired), Standard 31/08/2007
Definition:Relationship in household' is the Australian Bureau of Statistics' (ABS) standard variable for identifying the familial and other relationships between persons in a given household.
Context:Household and family statistics.
Classification structure:The 'Family, household and income unit variables' has a four level hierarchical classification for relationship in household. In the classification, relationship in household type are grouped in to progressively more detailed categories on the basis of similarity in terms of relationship type.

Collection and usage attributes

Comments:The ABS classification for relationship in household is a subset of the suite of standards called 'Family, household and income unit variables'. 'Relationship in household' underlies the suite of standards for Family statistics. It identifies and classifies the key relationships between persons usually resident in a given household. Although some collections output directly to the classification of 'Relationship in household', its major use is in providing the basis for derivation of 'Family composition', 'Income unit composition', 'Household composition' and 'Social marital status'. The 'Relationship in household' standard facilitates the definition, collection and classification of household relationship data in statistical collections.

Source and reference attributes

Steward:Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

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

Reference documents:Family, household and income unit variables
Revision status:Revised 2005 Standard

Relational attributes

Value Domains based on this classification scheme:

Relationship to household reference person code NN Community Services (retired), Superseded 27/04/2007

Relationship to household reference person code NN Community Services (retired), Standard 27/04/2007