Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Glossary Item|
|Registration status:||Community Services (retired), Standard 31/08/2007|
Collection and usage attributes
This is a standard statistical unit for analyses of economic well being, and in the community services context is an important measure in assessing the needs and circumstances of individuals and families.
A dependent must be attached to a nominal parent with whom he/she usually resides. This parent must be over 15 years of age.
Source and reference attributes
Australian Bureau of Statistics 2001. Census Dictionary. Cat. no. 2901.0. Canberra: ABS.