Relationship as Reported for Couples (RLCP)

This variable records the husband/wife or de facto partner relationship as it is reported for both opposite-sex and same-sex couples. The variable shows the number of people who reported their relationship as 'husband or wife'.

In the 2011 Census, data on the relationships people have with others in the same dwelling, including husband/wife or defacto partner, is mainly derived from question 5 on the Census Household Form, which asks for each person’s relationship to Person 1 on the form.

This variable is new for 2011.

For further information see the data quality statement for Relationship in Household (RLHP). Also refer to the Same-sex couples fact sheet for more details.

More information on Relationship as Reported for Couples (RLCP) is available in the 2011 Census Dictionary (cat. no. 2901.0).

Question 5 as it appeared on the 2011 Census Household Form

Data for this variable is mainly derived from question 5 on the Census Household Form.

Image of question 5 from the 2011 Census
A text only version of this question is also available


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