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A person aged 15 or more, who is a child of a couple or lone parent, who is not a full-time student aged 15-24 years, and who has no identified partner or child of his/her own.


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Australian Bureau of Statistics 2006. Census Dictionary. Cat. no. 2901.0. Canberra: ABS.


This is a standard statistical unit for analyses of economic well being, and in the community services context is an important measure in assessing the needs and circumstances of individuals and families.

A non-dependent must be attached to a nominal parent with whom he/she usually resides. This parent must be over 15 years of age.


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