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Private household by LFS


A group of people related by blood or marriage or not related, living together in the same dwelling and maintaining themselves jointly. If any of the persons living together maintains him/herself independently, he/she constitutes a separate one-person household.

Household members include:
- persons present in the household (registered for a permanent or temporary stay, staying or intending to stay without registering for 12 months and more),
- persons absent (the total duration of actual and planned absence is considered) for up to 12 months (e.g. persons staying temporarily abroad, living in institutional households or other households in the country for less than 12 months).
Household members do not include persons who stayed 12 months or longer abroad or in institutional households (such as lodging-houses for employees, student hostels, boarding schools, social welfare homes, etc.) and homeless people.

Low-level terms:

Contact person on methodology:
GUS – Departament Badań Społecznych i Rynku Pracy