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Address—address site name

429211 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The official place name or culturally accepted common usage name for an address site.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Health, Housing assistance, Indigenous, Disability

Address—Australian postcode

429892 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The Australian numeric descriptor for a postal delivery area for an address.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Early Childhood, Health, Tasmanian Health, Housing assistance, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, WA Health, Homelessness, Commonwealth Department of Health, Indigenous, Disability, Children and Families, Commonwealth Department of Social Services (retired), Youth Justice
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Address—Australian state/territory identifier

430132 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An identifier of the state or territory of an address.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Early Childhood, Housing assistance, WA Health, Disability
Superseded: Health

Address—complex road name

429368 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The name of the road/thoroughfare of an address within a complex.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Health, Housing assistance, Disability

Address—complex road number 1

429254 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The number of an address, or the start number for a ranged address, in the road or thoroughfare within a complex.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Health, Housing assistance, Disability

Address—complex road number 2

429261 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The last number for a ranged address in the road or thoroughfare in which a complex is located.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Health, Housing assistance, Disability

Address—complex road type

429383 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An identifier used to distinguish the type of road or thoroughfare of an address within a complex.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Health, Housing assistance, Disability

Address—geocode latitude

430430 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The geographic latitude of an address point on the earth north or south of the equator.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Health, Disability

Address—geocode longitude

430461 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The geographic longitude of an address point on the earth east or west of the Greenwich Meridian.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Health, Disability

Address—level number

429056 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A number, forming part of the address within a complex, used to identify a floor or level of a multi-storey building/sub-complex.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Health, Housing assistance, Disability

Address—location descriptor

430300 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A description of the location of an address relative to another physical site.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Disability, Health

Address—lot number

429535 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The reference number, forming part of an address, allocated to a property for subdivison administration purposes prior to road numbering.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Health, Disability

Address—physical address indicator

428948 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An indicator of whether an address reflects a geographical place.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Health, Disability

Address—postal delivery number

430100 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An identification number, forming part of an address, for the channel of postal delivery.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Health, Disability

Address—postal delivery service type identifier

430087 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An identifier, forming part of an address, for the channel of postal delivery.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Disability, Health

Address—road name

429744 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The name of the road or thoroughfare applicable to the address site or complex.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Health, Housing assistance, Indigenous, Disability

Address—road number 1

429581 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The number of an address or start number in a ranged address in a road or thoroughfare.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Health, Housing assistance, Disability, Indigenous

Address—road number 2

429592 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The last number for a ranged address in a road or thoroughfare.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Health, Housing assistance, Disability, Indigenous

Address—road type

429754 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An identifier used to distinguish the type of road or thoroughfare applicable to the address site/complex.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Health, Housing assistance, Disability, Indigenous

Address—secondary complex name

429401 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The name associated with a building or area within a complex site, which forms part of the address.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Health, Housing assistance, Disability

Address—sub-dwelling unit number

429009 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A number used to distinguish an address within a building/sub-complex or marina.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Health, Housing assistance, Indigenous, Disability

Address—suburb/town/locality name

429887 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The name of the locality/suburb of the address.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Early Childhood, Health, Tasmanian Health, Housing assistance, Homelessness, WA Health, Indigenous, Disability, Children and Families, Youth Justice

Address—unstructured address line

430156 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A description of an address, written in an unstructured address line format.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, WA Health, Disability

Child—care arrangements

367636 | Data Element Concept
The type of a care arrangement in which a child lives.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Homelessness

Client—amount of assistance

347753 | Data Element Concept
The amount of assistance received by a client of an agency or organisation.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Homelessness, Disability

Client—case management goal status

336963 | Data Element Concept
The extent to which a client has achieved his/her case management goals.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance
Superseded: Homelessness

Client—case management plan indicator

269809 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.
Whether or not a current (at the time of recording) case management plan has been developed for the client.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance
Superseded: Homelessness

Client—consent indicator

338735 | Data Element Concept
Whether the client has provided consent for personal information to be recorded by the agency.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Indigenous
Superseded: Homelessness

Client—reason case management plan does not exist

350393 | Data Element Concept
The reason a current case management plan for the client does not exist.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance
Superseded: Homelessness

Client—service activity type needed

348868 | Data Element Concept
The type(s) of service or assistance needed by a client.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance
Superseded: Homelessness

Client—service activity type provided

352287 | Data Element Concept
The type(s) of service or assistance provided to a client.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance
Superseded: Homelessness

Date—accuracy indicator

294418 | Data Element Concept
An indicator of the accuracy of the components of a reported date.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Homelessness, Disability

Income unit—income unit type

269600 | Data Element Concept | National Housing Data Development Committee
The description of the income unit a person belongs to.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance

Person (address)—Australian postcode

269894 | Data Element Concept
The numeric descriptor for a postal delivery area, aligned with locality, suburb or place for the address of a person.
Superseded: Health, Community Services (retired), Early Childhood
Standard: Housing assistance, Homelessness

Person (address)—suburb/town/locality name

269880 | Data Element Concept
The full name of the locality contained within the specific address of a person.
Superseded: Health, Community Services (retired), Early Childhood
Standard: Housing assistance, Homelessness

Person (employed)—full-time/part-time status

318678 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Whether a person in paid employment is employed full-time or part-time.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Disability
Superseded: Homelessness

Person (name)—family name

269711 | Data Element Concept
That part of a name a person usually has in common with some other members of his/her family, as distinguished from his/her given names.
Superseded: Health
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Tasmanian Health, Indigenous, WA Health, Disability

Person (name)—given name

269709 | Data Element Concept
The person's identifying name(s) within the family group or by which the person is socially identified.
Superseded: Health
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Tasmanian Health, Indigenous, WA Health, Disability

Person—activity and participation life area

324435 | Data Element Concept
The life area in which a person may participate or undertake activities.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Homelessness, Housing assistance, Disability

Person—age

290402 | Data Element Concept
The age of the person.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Tasmanian Health, WA Health, Indigenous, Children and Families
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)
Recorded: Commonwealth Department of Health

Person—Australian state/territory identifier

269512 | Data Element Concept
The Australian state or territory where a person can be located.
Superseded: Health, Children and Families
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Homelessness
Recorded: Commonwealth Department of Health

Person—child indicator

491670 | Data Element Concept
An indicator of whether a person is under 18 years of age.
Standard: Housing assistance, Community Services (retired), Disability

Person—country of birth

269686 | Data Element Concept
The country in which the person was born.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Homelessness, Tasmanian Health, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, WA Health, Disability, Commonwealth Department of Social Services (retired), Youth Justice

Person—date of birth

269565 | Data Element Concept
The date of birth of the person.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Homelessness, Tasmanian Health, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Indigenous, Commonwealth Department of Health, WA Health, Disability, Children and Families, Commonwealth Department of Social Services (retired), Youth Justice
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Person—financial assistance amount

401989 | Data Element Concept
The amount of financial assistance provided to a person.
Standard: Housing assistance, Homelessness, Community Services (retired)

Person—first language spoken

269743 | Data Element Concept
The language the person identifies, or remembers, as being the first language that they could understand to the extent of being able to conduct a conversation.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Health, Disability
Superseded: Homelessness

Person—first service request indicator

400255 | Data Element Concept
Whether this is the first request for a service by a person to an Agency.
Standard: Housing assistance, Community Services (retired)
Superseded: Homelessness

Person—government funding identifier

269395 | Data Element Concept
A personal identifier allocated by a government department for the purpose of identifying those eligible for specific services.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Homelessness, Tasmanian Health, Indigenous, WA Health

Person—gross income

302477 | Data Element Concept | National Housing Data Development Committee
The value of income from all sources before any deductions such as income tax and superannuation for a person.
Standard: Housing assistance, Community Services (retired), Disability

Person—housing tenure type

337684 | Data Element Concept
A description of a person's legal right to occupy a dwelling in which he/she lives.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Disability
Superseded: Homelessness

Person—labour force status

269466 | Data Element Concept
The self reported status the person currently has in being either in the labour force (employed/unemployed) or not in the labour force. The categories are determined by a person's status in relation to current economic activity (which is measured by their activities in relation to work in a specified reference period).
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Homelessness, Disability

Person—letters of family name

349493 | Data Element Concept
A specific combination of letters selected from the person's family name (surname).
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Homelessness, Health, Disability, Children and Families, Youth Justice

Person—letters of given name

349491 | Data Element Concept
A specific combination of letters selected from the person's first name (given name).
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Homelessness, Health, Disability, Children and Families, Youth Justice

Person—living arrangement

269813 | Data Element Concept
Whether a person usually resides alone or with others.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Homelessness, Disability

Person—main language other than English spoken at home

269642 | Data Element Concept
The language reported by a person as the main language other than English spoken by that person in his/her home (or most recent private residential setting occupied by the person) to communicate with other residents of the home or setting and regular visitors.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Homelessness, Disability, Children and Families

Person—marital status

269533 | Data Element Concept
A person's current relationship status in terms of a couple relationship or, for those not in a couple relationship, the existence of a current or previous registered marriage.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Tasmanian Health, WA Health, Disability, Commonwealth Department of Social Services (retired)
Qualified: Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

Person—mental health services received indicator

505999 | Data Element Concept
An indicator of whether a person has received mental health service or assistance for a mental health issue.
Superseded: Homelessness
Standard: Housing assistance, Community Services (retired)

Person—need for assistance with activities in a life area

324423 | Data Element Concept
The personal assistance and/or supervision a person needs to perform tasks and actions in a life area.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Homelessness, Housing assistance, Disability

Person—new client indicator

400373 | Data Element Concept
An indicator whether the person has been a client of an Agency before.
Standard: Housing assistance, Homelessness, Community Services (retired)

Person—occupation (main)

354486 | Data Element Concept
The job in which the person is principally engaged.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Disability

Person—preferred language

269744 | Data Element Concept
The language (including sign language) most preferred by the person for communication.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Tasmanian Health, Housing assistance
Superseded: Homelessness

Person—previously resided in institution/facility indicator

403997 | Data Element Concept
Whether a client has previously resided in facility or institution.
Superseded: Homelessness
Standard: Housing assistance, Community Services (retired)

Person—principal source of cash income

462231 | Data Element Concept
The source from which a person derives the greatest proportion of his/her cash income.
Standard: Housing assistance, Community Services (retired), Homelessness, Disability

Person—proficiency in spoken English

269667 | Data Element Concept
A person's self-assessed level of ability to speak English.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Disability, Homelessness

Person—reason for seeking assistance

337017 | Data Element Concept
The reason why a person seeks assistance.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Homelessness

Person—reference person status (household)

406830 | Data Element Concept
An indicator of whether a person is a reference person for a household.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance

Person—registered/awaiting government payment indicator

350299 | Data Element Concept
Whether a person has applied for a government benefit, pension or allowance, but is still awaiting their first payment.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance
Superseded: Homelessness

Person—school enrolment and attendance status

401803 | Data Element Concept
The school enrolment and attendance status of a person.
Standard: Housing assistance, Community Services (retired), Disability
Superseded: Homelessness

Person—sex

269716 | Data Element Concept
Sex is the biological distinction between male and female. Where there is an inconsistency between anatomical and chromosomal characteristics, sex is based on anatomical characteristics.
Superseded: Health, Early Childhood, Homelessness, Indigenous, Tasmanian Health
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Commonwealth Department of Health, WA Health, Disability, Children and Families
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)
Qualified: Youth Justice

Person—source of cash income (all)

321151 | Data Element Concept
The source from which a person derives any part of his/her cash income.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Homelessness

Person—source of cash income (principal)

321061 | Data Element Concept
The source from which a person derives the greatest proportion of his/her income.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance
Superseded: Disability

Person—source of information on a mental health condition

400469 | Data Element Concept
Source of information available to that indicates a person may have a mental illness or mental health condition.
Standard: Housing assistance, Community Services (retired)
Superseded: Homelessness

Person—student type

337591 | Data Element Concept
The type of education or training undertaken by a student.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Homelessness, Disability

Person—student/employment training indicator

349593 | Data Element Concept
Whether a person is undertaking formal study or employment training.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Homelessness, Disability

Person—urgency of requested assistance

400413 | Data Element Concept
The time period within which a person requires assistance.
Standard: Housing assistance, Homelessness, Community Services (retired)

Person—year of first arrival in Australia

269447 | Data Element Concept
The year a person (born outside of Australia) first arrived in Australia, from another country, with the intention of staying in Australia for one year or more.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Homelessness, Disability

Record—linkage key

349891 | Data Element Concept
A key that enables the bringing together of two or more records that are believed to belong to the same individual.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Homelessness, Health, Disability

Referral—referral source

297450 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The person or agency responsible for the referral of a client to an agency.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Homelessness, Indigenous, WA Health

Service episode—episode end date

269621 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The date on which a service episode was completed.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Homelessness, Disability

Service episode—episode start date

338562 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The date on which a service episode commenced.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Homelessness, Disability, Children and Families

Service episode—reporting period

508381 | Data Element Concept
The period during which service episode information is collected.
Standard: Homelessness, Housing assistance, Community Services (retired)

Service episode—service cessation reason

269396 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The reason the service episode ceased.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Homelessness, Disability

Service episode—service ongoing indicator

401353 | Data Element Concept
Whether a client was receiving ongoing assistance and support by the agency.
Standard: Housing assistance, Homelessness, Community Services (retired), Disability

Service event—accommodation period end date

350909 | Data Element Concept
The point in time at which an accommodation period was completed.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance
Superseded: Homelessness

Service event—accommodation period start date

348136 | Data Element Concept
The point in time at which an accommodation period commences.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance
Superseded: Homelessness

Service event—assistance received date

269513 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The date on which a client receives assistance from an agency.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance

Service event—assistance request date

269514 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The date on which a person or persons requests assistance from an agency.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance
Superseded: Homelessness

Service event—first service contact date

269624 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The date on which the agency provides the first service to the client.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Homelessness, Youth Justice

Service event—last service provision date

323262 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The date on which a service was last provided.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Homelessness, Disability

Service event—supported accommodation type

338682 | Data Element Concept
The type of supported accommodation that is provided to a client, based on length of stay and level of service.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Homelessness

Service provider organisation (name)—organisation name

288903 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The appellation by which an establishment, agency or organisation is known or called.
Superseded: Health, Community Services (retired), Early Childhood, Indigenous
Standard: Housing assistance

Service provider organisation—Australian state/territory identifier

288139 | Data Element Concept
An identifier of the Australian state or territory where an organisation or agency can be located.
Superseded: Health, Indigenous
Standard: Community Services (retired), Early Childhood, Housing assistance

Service provider organisation—common waitlist indicator

465120 | Data Element Concept
An indicator of whether a service provider organisation waitlist is part of a consolidated jurisdiction waiting list.
Standard: Housing assistance, Community Services (retired)

Service provider organisation—funding indicator

388514 | Data Element Concept
An indicator of whether a service provider organisation is currently receiving funding to assist with providing services.
Standard: Housing assistance, Community Services (retired)

Service provider organisation—organisation identifier

269787 | Data Element Concept
The unique identifier for the establishment, which provides care or services.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Homelessness, Disability

Service provider organisation—support service type

463989 | Data Element Concept
The type of support services offered by a service provider organisation.
Standard: Housing assistance, Community Services (retired)

Service provider organisation—waiting list

462536 | Data Element Concept
A service provider organisation's record or list of applicants waiting for the provision of services.
Standard: Housing assistance, Community Services (retired), Indigenous

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