Usual residence


Usual residence is the address of the dwelling where a person considers that they usually live. The 2018 Census provides the following guidelines for identifying usual residence:

  • if you are a primary or secondary school student at boarding school, give your home address
  • if you are a tertiary student, give the address where you live during term
  • if you live in more than one dwelling, give the address of the one you most consider to be your home. If you spend equal amounts of time at different addresses, give only one of those addresses
  • children in shared care should give the address where they spend most nights. If children spend equal amounts of time at different addresses, they should give only one of those addresses.

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