Data Dictionary: Census 1980
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Survey: Census 1980
Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Table: T22. Household Type (With One Or More Persons Under 18 Years) [6]
Universe: Households With One Or More Persons Under 18 Years
Table Details
T22. Household Type (With One Or More Persons Under 18 Years)
Universe: Households With One Or More Persons Under 18 Years
Relevant Documentation:
Excerpt from: Social Explorer, U.S. Census Bureau; Census of Population and Housing, 1980 [United States]: Summary Tape File 1a [Computer file]. ICPSR version. Washington, DC: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census [producer], 1982. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2002.
 
Household Type
Households are classified by type according to sex of the householder and the presence of relatives based on questions asked on sex and household relationship. This item was determined on a complete-count basis.

Family household
A household including a family (See: "Family"). A family household may also include nonrelatives living with the family. The following subcategories are frequently provided: married-couple family; family with male householder, no wife present; and family with female householder, no husband present (see: "Family Type").

Nonfamily household
A household consisting of a person living alone or of a householder living with other unrelated individuals (see: Unrelated Individual).

Historical comparability
In 1970, nonfamily households were termed primary individual households, a primary individual being a person living alone or the head of a household in which no relatives were present.

See also: "Family;" "Family Type;" "Unrelated Individual."