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Fertility – Standard Classification

"Fertility is one of the main ways through which the size and/or composition of a population may change. Statistics on fertility are required to provide basic demographic information, and to inform the study of differences and changes in reproductive patterns, family size and structure in various age, ethnic and other sub-groups, including geographic areas, of the New Zealand population.

"Fertility is one of the main ways through which the size and/or composition of a population may change. Statistics on fertility are required to provide basic demographic information, and to inform the study of differences and changes in reproductive patterns, family size and structure in various age, ethnic and other sub-groups, including geographic areas, of the New Zealand population.

Family Type

"Family type is a key variable for determining the demographic characteristics of a population. Five classifications are included in the scope of this statistical standard: family type classification; family nucleus containing birth/biological, adopted children classification; family nucleus containing step children classification; family nucleus containing grandparent(s) in a parent role classification; family nucleus containing other children classification.

"Family type is a key variable for determining the demographic characteristics of a population. Five classifications are included in the scope of this statistical standard: family type classification; family nucleus containing birth/biological, adopted children classification; family nucleus containing step children classification; family nucleus containing grandparent(s) in a parent role classification; family nucleus containing other children classification.

Ethnicity New Zealand Standard Classification

"The standard classification of ethnicity is a hierarchical classification of four levels. Level 1 of the classification has six categories and is used solely for output. Level 2 has 21 categories, level 3 has 36 categories and level 4 has 233 categories – excluding residual categories."

"The standard classification of ethnicity is a hierarchical classification of four levels. Level 1 of the classification has six categories and is used solely for output. Level 2 has 21 categories, level 3 has 36 categories and level 4 has 233 categories – excluding residual categories."

Energy Types Used in Private Dwellings – Standard Classification

"Information on the types of energy consumed in occupied New Zealand private dwellings is used for marketing research and to monitor changes, over time, in the energy types used by New Zealand households. It is an indicator of the habitability of houses, when used in conjunction with information on dampness and insulation levels and is an important variable in deriving the deprivation index.

Dwelling Occupancy Status – Standard Classification

"Dwelling occupancy status provides information on whether dwellings are occupied or unoccupied, or are under construction. Dwelling occupancy status provides an indication of the housing stock available in New Zealand for habitation. Information on dwelling occupancy status can be used to evaluate, appraise, and predict urban infrastructure requirements, such as transport, sewerage, and water.

"Dwelling occupancy status provides information on whether dwellings are occupied or unoccupied, or are under construction. Dwelling occupancy status provides an indication of the housing stock available in New Zealand for habitation. Information on dwelling occupancy status can be used to evaluate, appraise, and predict urban infrastructure requirements, such as transport, sewerage, and water.

Dwelling Address Classification

"Dwelling address is a key variable for determining the geographic characteristics of the population. Dwelling address allows comparisons of outputs from different surveys on a regional basis. It is mandatory for the Census of Population and Dwellings to collect particulars as to the location of dwellings under the Statistics Act 1975. Dwelling address is a flat classification of over 46,000 categories."

"Dwelling address is a key variable for determining the geographic characteristics of the population. Dwelling address allows comparisons of outputs from different surveys on a regional basis. It is mandatory for the Census of Population and Dwellings to collect particulars as to the location of dwellings under the Statistics Act 1975. Dwelling address is a flat classification of over 46,000 categories."

Country – New Zealand Standard Classification

"Country is a key variable for determining population and economic statistics that relate to birthplace, country of residence, overseas trade, and balance of payments data. There are two types of country classifications: the four-numeric classification and the two-alpha classification. Statistics NZ maintains the four-numeric classification according to the numeric codes and names assigned by the UN Statistical Division and the International Organization for Standardization. The four-numeric classification of a country is a hierarchical classification with three levels.

"Country is a key variable for determining population and economic statistics that relate to birthplace, country of residence, overseas trade, and balance of payments data. There are two types of country classifications: the four-numeric classification and the two-alpha classification. Statistics NZ maintains the four-numeric classification according to the numeric codes and names assigned by the UN Statistical Division and the International Organization for Standardization. The four-numeric classification of a country is a hierarchical classification with three levels.

Cigarette Smoking Behaviour Classification

"Information on cigarette smoking behaviour is used by both government and private health sector agencies, special interest groups, researchers, other organisations and individuals to plan health promotion programmes, identify and monitor changes in smoking prevalence and withdrawal rates and to identify at risk groups in the population.
Cigarette smoking behaviour is a flat classification with three categories – excluding residual categories."

"Information on cigarette smoking behaviour is used by both government and private health sector agencies, special interest groups, researchers, other organisations and individuals to plan health promotion programmes, identify and monitor changes in smoking prevalence and withdrawal rates and to identify at risk groups in the population.
Cigarette smoking behaviour is a flat classification with three categories – excluding residual categories."

Child Dependency Status Standard Classification

"Child dependency is an important variable in determining the composition of families and households. Census and many other surveys (eg Household Labour Force Survey, New Zealand Income Survey, and Household Economic Survey) use the child dependency classifications to derive information about dependent and non-dependent children. Three classifications are included in the scope of this standard: dependent child under 18 indicator classification; dependent young person indicator classification; child dependency status classification.

"Child dependency is an important variable in determining the composition of families and households. Census and many other surveys (eg Household Labour Force Survey, New Zealand Income Survey, and Household Economic Survey) use the child dependency classifications to derive information about dependent and non-dependent children. Three classifications are included in the scope of this standard: dependent child under 18 indicator classification; dependent young person indicator classification; child dependency status classification.

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