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Familial relationship

A relationship in which a person is related to another person by blood, registered marriage, civil union, consensual union, fostering or adoption.

Family nucleus

A couple, with or without child(ren), or one parent and their child(ren) usually resident in the same dwelling. The children do not have partners or children of their own living in the same household.

People who usually live in a particular dwelling, and are members of a family nucleus in that dwelling, but who are absent on census night, are included, as long as they are reported as being absent by the reference person on the dwelling form.

Refer also to 'absentee', 'usual resident' and 'usual residents in private dwellings'.

Family trust

A ‘trust’ is established by a legal agreement describing how assets are going to be managed and distributed. Property can legally be transferred into the trust and become owned by the trust. A ‘family trust’ is usually for a specific family.

Family type

The derived variable that classifies family nuclei according to the presence or absence of couples, parents and children.

Fuel types used to heat dwelling

‘Fuel types used to heat dwelling’ measures the type of fuel used to heat an occupied private dwelling. More than one fuel type may be used to heat the dwelling. Examples of fuel types are electricity, gas, coal, and wood. Insulation is not a fuel type.

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