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Parent

The mother, father (natural, step, adopted or foster), or 'person in a parent role' of a 'child in a family nucleus'.

Parent role

A 'person in a parent role' is a person who is not a mother or father (natural, step, adopted or foster) of the young person (as defined by the survey) but who nevertheless usually resides with that young person. This young person does not have a partner or child of their own and does not usually reside with their mother or father (natural, step, adopted or foster).

Partner

A person with whom another person is:

  • in a registered marriage
  • in a civil union, or
  • in a consensual union.

Refer also to ‘civil union status’ and ‘consensual union’.

Post-school qualification

Post-school qualification is the highest qualification gained over and above any school qualifications and is collected for people aged 15 years and over. Included are qualifications awarded by training and educational institutions, as well as those gained from on-the-job training. Post-school qualifications data is produced by category of attainment and by field of study.

Refer also to 'qualification'.

Private dwelling

Refer also to 'occupied private dwelling'.

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