Dependent student

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Glossary Item
METeOR identifier:346954
Registration status:Community Services (retired), Standard 31/08/2007

A person who:

  • is the natural, adopted, step, or foster child of a person in the household
  • is 15–24 years of age 
  • attends a secondary or tertiary educational institution as a full-time student
  • has no partner or child of his/her own usually resident in the same household.
  • Context:Family structure

    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 child 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

    Submitting organisation:Australian Bureau of Statistics

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

    Relational attributes

    Metadata items which use this glossary item:

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