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1285.0.55.001 - Number of Children Ever Born Standard, July 2012  
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 25/07/2012  First Issue
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Contents >> Classification and Coding

CLASSIFICATION AND CODING

THE CLASSIFICATION CRITERIA

14. The only classification criterion is the number of live children born.


THE STANDARD CLASSIFICATION

15. The standard classification is a single level classification with ten categories:

        None
        One
        Two
        Three
        Four
        Five
        Six
        Seven
        Eight
        Nine or more

THE CODE STRUCTURE

16. The code structure for Number of Children Ever Born is the number of children ever born:
0None
1One
2Two
3Three
4Four
5Five
6Six
7Seven
8Eight
9Nine or more
Residual categories and codes

17. Not Applicable.

Supplementary codes

18. Not Applicable.


SCOPE OF THE VARIABLE

19. The variable applies to all females in Australia. However, in most surveys the collection of this variable applies only to females 15 years of age and over.


APPLICATION OF THE CLASSIFICATION TO OTHER VARIABLES

20. This classification is not applicable to any other variable.

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