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Record—linkage key, code 581 XXXXXDDMMYYYYN

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termStatistical linkage key 581
METeOR identifier:Help on this term349895
Registration status:Help on this termHousing assistance, Standard 23/08/2010
Health, Superseded 25/01/2018
Early Childhood, Standard 21/05/2010
Homelessness, Standard 23/08/2010
Disability, Standard 07/10/2014
Community Services (retired), Standard 21/05/2010
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A key that enables two or more records belonging to the same individual to be brought together. It is represented by a code consisting of the second, third and fifth characters of a person’s family name, the second and third letters of the person’s given name, the day, month and year when the person was born and the sex of the person, concatenated in that order.

Data Element Concept:Record—linkage key

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termString
Format:Help on this termXXXXXDDMMYYYYN
Maximum character length:Help on this term14

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Collection methods:Help on this termInformation about whether or not the person's date of birth is accurate should be noted. By knowing that date of birth is accurate it is possible to reduce underestimation of total service user numbers and overestimation of service users' ages.
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The linkage key is designed to make it possible to count number of clients and services they received, without counting the same client more than once. It can also be used for linking to other related data collections. It is for statistical linkage purposes only, not for case management or the tracking of individual persons. This may be done using a range of identifiers and/or keys.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare.
Steward:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare

Relational attributes

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See also Date—accuracy indicator, code AAA Housing assistance, Standard 23/08/2010, Health, Standard 04/05/2005, Early Childhood, Standard 21/05/2010, Homelessness, Standard 23/08/2010, Disability, Standard 07/10/2014, Community Services (retired), Standard 30/09/2005

See also Date—estimate indicator, code N Tasmanian Health, Draft 23/07/2012, Community Services (retired), Standard 27/04/2007

See also National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 10-The proportion of Indigenous children aged 4 and 5 years who are enrolled in, and attending, a preschool program in the year before full-time schooling, by remoteness, 2013 Indigenous, Archived 13/12/2013

Is formed using Person—date of birth, DDMMYYYY Housing assistance, Standard 20/06/2005, Health, Standard 04/05/2005, Early Childhood, Standard 21/05/2010, Homelessness, Standard 23/08/2010, Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 31/08/2016, WA Health, Endorsed 19/03/2015, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 01/11/2012, Indigenous, Endorsed 11/08/2014, Commonwealth Department of Health, Standard 14/10/2015, Disability, Standard 07/10/2014, Children and Families, Standard 22/11/2016, Community Services (retired), Standard 25/08/2005, National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016

Is formed using Person—letters of family name, text XXX Housing assistance, Standard 23/08/2010, Health, Standard 07/12/2011, Early Childhood, Standard 21/05/2010, Homelessness, Standard 23/08/2010, Disability, Standard 07/10/2014, Children and Families, Standard 22/11/2016, Community Services (retired), Standard 27/03/2007

Is formed using Person—letters of given name, text XX Housing assistance, Standard 23/08/2010, Health, Standard 07/12/2011, Early Childhood, Standard 21/05/2010, Homelessness, Standard 23/08/2010, Disability, Standard 07/10/2014, Children and Families, Standard 22/11/2016, Community Services (retired), Standard 27/03/2007

Is formed using Person—sex, code N Housing assistance, Standard 10/02/2006, Health, Superseded 11/05/2017, Early Childhood, Standard 21/05/2010, Homelessness, Standard 23/08/2010, WA Health, Draft 23/08/2012, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 01/11/2012, Indigenous, Archived 16/10/2017, Commonwealth Department of Health, Candidate 16/07/2015, Disability, Standard 07/10/2014, Children and Families, Standard 22/11/2016, Community Services (retired), Standard 25/08/2005, National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016

Has been superseded by Record—linkage key, code 581 XXXXXDDMMYYYYX Health, Standard 25/01/2018, Homelessness, Candidate 23/05/2018

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
All attributes +

Early Childhood Education and Care DSS 2013 Early Childhood, Superseded 28/05/2014

DSS specific attributes +

Early Childhood Education and Care DSS 2014 Early Childhood, Superseded 01/06/2015

DSS specific attributes +

Early Childhood Education and Care DSS 2015 Early Childhood, Standard 01/06/2015

DSS specific attributes +

Early Childhood Education and Care DSS 2016 Early Childhood, Candidate 13/12/2017

DSS specific attributes +

Early Childhood Education and Care DSS 2017 Early Childhood, Candidate 03/01/2018

DSS specific attributes +

Early Childhood Education and Care DSS 2018– Early Childhood, Candidate 05/01/2018

DSS specific attributes +

Early Childhood Education and Care: Unit Record Level NMDS 2011 Early Childhood, Superseded 09/03/2012

DSS specific attributes +

Early Childhood Education and Care: Unit Record Level NMDS 2012 Early Childhood, Superseded 08/04/2013

DSS specific attributes +

Early Childhood Education and Care: Unit Record Level NMDS 2013 Early Childhood, Superseded 28/05/2014

DSS specific attributes +

Early Childhood Education and Care: Unit Record Level NMDS 2014 Early Childhood, Superseded 01/06/2015

DSS specific attributes +

Early Childhood Education and Care: Unit Record Level NMDS 2015 Early Childhood, Standard 01/06/2015

DSS specific attributes +

Early Childhood Education and Care: Unit Record Level NMDS 2016 Early Childhood, Candidate 03/01/2018

DSS specific attributes +

Early Childhood Education and Care: Unit Record Level NMDS 2017 Early Childhood, Candidate 03/01/2018

DSS specific attributes +

Early Childhood Education and Care: Unit Record Level NMDS 2018– Early Childhood, Candidate 04/01/2018

DSS specific attributes +

Statistical linkage key 581 cluster Housing assistance, Standard 23/08/2010
Health, Superseded 25/01/2018
Early Childhood, Standard 21/05/2010
Homelessness, Standard 23/08/2010
Disability, Standard 07/10/2014
Community Services (retired), Standard 21/05/2010

Implementation in Indicators:Help on this termUsed as numerator
National Affordability Housing Agreement: 4: Proportion of people experiencing repeat periods of homelessness, 2010 Homelessness, Standard 16/02/2011
Used as denominator
National Affordability Housing Agreement: 4: Proportion of people experiencing repeat periods of homelessness, 2010 Homelessness, Standard 16/02/2011
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