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Rationale

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

Classification of family type

Family type is a hierarchical classification with three levels. Level 1 of the classification has three categories. Level 2 of the classification has 10 categories, and level 3 has 12 categories.

Family type

Classification Family type standard classification 2008
Abbreviation FAMTYP08
Version V1.0
Effective date 31/03/2009

 

Family nucleus containing birth/biological, adopted children

Classification Family nucleus containing birth/biological, adopted children standard classification 2008
Abbreviation FAMBIRTH
Version V1.0
Effective date 31/03/2009

 

Family nucleus containing step children

Classification Family nucleus containing step children standard classification 2008
Abbreviation FAMSTEPCHILD
Version V1.0
Effective date 31/03/2009

 

Family nucleus containing grandparents in a parent role

Classification Family nucleus containing grandparents is a parent role standard classification 2008
Abbreviation FAMGRAND
Version V1.0
Effective date 31/03/2009

 

Family nucleus containing other children

Classification Family nucleus containing other children standard classification 2008
Abbreviation FAMOTHER
Version V1.0
Effective date 31/03/2009
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