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Highest qualification

Highest qualification is derived for people aged 15 years and over, and combines highest secondary school qualification and post-school qualification to derive a single highest qualification by category of attainment.

Refer also to 'qualification'.

Highest secondary school qualification

This is the highest secondary school qualification gained by category of attainment, and is collected for people aged 15 years and over.

Refer also to 'qualification'.

Hours worked in employment

Hours worked in employment is the total number of hours usually worked in employment per week by all people aged 15 years and over who, at the time of the census:

  • worked for one hour or more for pay, profit or payment in kind, in a job, business, farm or professional practice, or
  • worked without pay for one hour or more in work that contributed directly to the operation of a business, farm or professional practice operated by a relative, or
  • had a job or business they were temporarily absent from.

Household

A household is either one person who usually resides alone, or two or more people who usually reside together and share facilities (such as eating facilities, cooking facilities, bathroom and toilet facilities, and a living area), in a private dwelling.

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

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

Household characteristics

A general term referring to the nature of a household including: number of household members; household composition; number of children in the household by age; and total and grouped total household income.

Refer also to 'household composition'.

Household composition

Household composition is a derived variable that classifies households according to the relationships between usually resident people. Households are classified according to the presence, number and type of family nuclei and the presence of related and unrelated people.

Refer also to 'absentee', 'usual resident', 'usual residents in private dwellings', 'family nucleus', 'familial relationship', 'non-familial relationship', 'related' and 'unrelated'.

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