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Dependent child

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Metadata item type:Help on this termGlossary Item
METeOR identifier:Help on this term346951
Registration status:Help on this termCommunity Services (retired), Standard 31/08/2007
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A person who is either a child under 15 or a dependent student.

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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.

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

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