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Child

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termGlossary Item
METeOR identifier:Help on this term346949
Registration status:Help on this termCommunity Services (retired), Standard 31/08/2007
Definition:Help on this term

A person:

  • of any age who is a natural, adopted, step, or foster son or daughter of a couple or lone parent, usually resident in the same household

    or

  • under 15 years of age, usually resident in the household, who forms a parent-child relationship with another member in the household. This includes otherwise related children under 15 and unrelated children under 15.
  • Context:Help on this termFamily structure

    Collection and usage attributes

    Comments:Help on this term

    In order to be classified as a child, the person can have no partner or child of his/her own usually resident in the household. A separate family in the household is formed in this instance. If a person is aged under 15 and has a partner and/or a spouse these relationships are not recorded.

    Source and reference attributes

    Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralian Bureau of Statistics
    Origin:Help on this term

    Australian Bureau of Statistics 2001. Census Dictionary. Cat. no. 2901.0. Canberra: ABS.

    Relational attributes

    Metadata items which use this glossary item:Help on this term

    Dependent child Community Services (retired), Standard 31/08/2007

    Non-dependent child Community Services (retired), Standard 31/08/2007

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