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2901.0 - Census Dictionary, 2011  
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SSCF Same-Sex Couple Indicator
First release

Icon - Families Indicates whether or not a family are a same-sex couple. When information about same-sex couples is volunteered in the relationship question (Question 5) on the Census form, it is used in family coding and the person is classified as a partner in a de facto marriage for the Relationship in Household person classification.

See also Relationship as Reported for Couples (RLCP), Relationship in Household (RLHP)


Applicable to:Couple families

Categories:1Male same-sex couple
2Female same-sex couple
3Opposite-sex couple
@Not applicable

Number of categories: 4

Not applicable (@) category comprises:

  • One parent families
  • Other families
  • Lone person households
  • Group households
  • Non-classifiable households
  • Unoccupied private dwellings
  • Non-private dwellings
  • Migratory, off-shore and shipping SA1s




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