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Main means of travel to work

Main means of travel to work is the method by which the respondent, aged 15 years and over, travelled the longest distance to their main employment on 7 March 2006, for example, by bicycle, bus, walking or jogging.

Main urban area

Main urban areas are very large urban areas centred on a city or major urban centre. Main urban areas have a minimum population of 30,000.

Refer also to 'urban area'.

Māori descent

A person has Māori descent if they are of the Māori race of New Zealand. This includes any descendant of such a person.

Māori ethnic group population

Those people who specified 'Māori' as either their sole ethnic group or as one of several ethnic groups in the 2006 Census of Population and Dwellings.

Marital status

Marital status is a person’s reported status with respect to the marriage laws or customs of the country. It applies to people aged 15 years and over.

There are two types of marital status: legal marital status and social marital status. Legal marital status is a person’s status with respect to registered marriage or civil union. Social marital status is a person’s reported status with respect to consensual union. People who are in a consensual union are partnered; people who are not in a consensual union are non-partnered.

Refer also to 'consensual union' and 'civil union status'.

Meshblock

A meshblock is the smallest geographic unit for which statistical data is collected by Statistics New Zealand. Meshblocks vary in size from part of a city block to large areas of rural land. Each meshblock abuts another to cover all of New Zealand, extending out to the 200-mile economic zone (approximately 320 kilometres). Meshblocks aggregate to build larger geographic areas, such as area units, territorial authorities, and regional councils.

Minor urban area

Minor urban areas are urbanised settlements (outside main and secondary urban areas), centred around smaller towns with a population between 1,000 and 9,999. This complies with international definitions of 'urban' population, which include towns with over 1,000 people.

Refer also to 'urban area'.

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