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Direct variable: Question 6
Related to Person 1 – opposite-sex spouse, same-sex spouse,5 opposite-sex common-law partner, same-sex common‑law partner, son or daughter, father or mother, brother or sister, son-in-law or daughter-in-law, father-in-law or mother-in-law, brother-in-law or sister-in-law, grandfather or grandmother, grandchild, nephew or niece, cousin, uncle or aunt; other relatives of Person 1 (not identified elsewhere) and their spouses, opposite-sex and same-sex common-law partners, sons or daughters, or grandchildren
Unrelated to Person 1 – lodger, room-mate, employee, owner/manager, and their spouses, opposite-sex and same-sex common-law partners, sons or daughters, or grandchildren; Hutterite partner, Hutterite partner's spouse, Hutterite partner's son or daughter, Hutterite partner's grandchild, institutional resident
In the 1981 Census, the term used to identify the household reference person was changed from "head of household" to "Person 1". Person 1 may be any one of the following:
If none of the above applies, any adult member of the household may be identified as Person 1.