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Contents >> Household and Family >> Family level characteristics >> Family composition [FAMCOMCE]


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FAMILY COMPOSITION

This data item describes the composition of families. These include couple families and one parent families.

The family is described as a single unit, so all members in the family will have the same family characteristics for a given month. Families within multiple-family households are separately identified by the identifier Family ID [ABSFID]

'Other family' includes families where no couple relationship or parent-child relationships exist, such as siblings living together.

Non-family members have a series of supplementary codes to define their relationship to the family, families or other members in the household.

Family characteristics are not collected in special dwellings (see Residence Status [URSTATC]).

For more information on families and how ABS defines family characteristics, refer to the publication Family, Household and Income Unit Variables, 2005 (cat. no. 1286.0).



Identifier:FAMCOMCE

Level:Family

Source:LFS

Frequency:Monthly

Population:All

Categories:
1
Couple family with no children
2
Couple family with children under 15, dependent students and non-dependent children
3
Couple family with children under 15, dependent students and no non-dependent children
4
Couple family with children under 15, no dependent students and with non-dependent children
5
Couple family with children under 15, no dependent students and no non-dependent children
6
Couple family with no children under 15, and with dependent students and non-dependent children
7
Couple family with no children under 15, and with dependent students and no non-dependent children
8
Couple family with no children under 15, no dependent students and with non-dependent children
9
One parent family with children under 15 and dependent students
10
One parent family with children under 15 and no dependent students
11
One parent family with no children under 15 and with dependent students
12
One parent family with no children under 15 and no dependent students
13
Other family
90
Not a family member - Unrelated individual living in family household
91
Not a family member - Group household
92
Not a family member - Lone Person
93
Not a family member - Visitor
98
Special dwelling



Related Information

Labour Force Survey Standard Products and Data Item Guide: Family (cat. no. 6103.0)
Labour Force Survey Standard Products and Data Item Guide: Couple family (cat. no. 6103.0)
Labour Force Survey Standard Products and Data Item Guide: One parent family (cat. no. 6103.0)
Labour Statistics: Concepts, Sources and Methods: 16.19 Family Type (cat. no. 6102.0.55.001)
Family, Household and Income Unit Variables, 2005: The concept of the family (cat. no. 1286.0)
Family, Household and Income Unit Variables, 2005: Core variables describing family structure - Family composition (cat. no. 1286.0)
Family, Household and Income Unit Variables, 2005: Definitions of common concepts (cat. no. 1286.0)
Family, Household and Income Unit Variables, 2005: Family composition (cat. no. 1286.0)
Census Dictionary, 2011: Family (cat. no. 2901.0)
Census Dictionary, 2011: Family Composition [FMCF] (cat. no. 2901.0)


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