The classification access to a telephone is less comprehensive than the classification contained in this standard. It has three categories:
1 Telephone access 2 No telephone access 9 Not specified
The category ‘telephone access’ is equivalent to the ‘access to a telephone’ category, of the new access to telecommunications systems standard.
An equivalent to the above category ‘no telephone access’ can be derived from the new standard when the question has been answered (ie it is not a refusal or other non–response) and ‘access to a telephone’ has not been positively indicated.
The access to a telephone category ‘no telephone access’ is not equivalent to the access to telecommunications systems category ‘no access to telecommunication systems’ because telephone access is only one component of telecommunication access.
The access to telecommunications systems standard is not used in any other part of the official statistical system in New Zealand.
This standard is not based on any international standard or the standard of any other country.