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Address—Australian postcode, Australian postcode code (Postcode datafile) {NNNN}

429894 | Data Element
The Australian numeric descriptor for a postal delivery area for an address.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, WA Health, Commonwealth Department of Health, Disability, Children and Families
Superseded: Early Childhood, Health, Homelessness, Indigenous
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)
Qualified: Youth Justice

Australian Classification for Source of Income 2010

412558 | Classification Scheme
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) classification for sources from which persons, income units, families and households receive income. 'Sources of income' applies to all persons, income units, families and households reporting a value for 'Total income' in surveys.
Standard: Housing assistance, Disability
Superseded: Homelessness

Australian postcode code (Postcode datafile) {NNNN}

463806 | Value Domain
The Postcode datafile code set representing Australian postcodes as defined by Australia Post.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, WA Health, Commonwealth Department of Health, Disability
Superseded: Early Childhood, Health, Homelessness, Indigenous, Children and Families
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Australian Standard Classification of Languages 2011

460114 | Classification Scheme
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) classification for the languages spoken by Australians.
Superseded: Health, Homelessness, Tasmanian Health
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Disability, Children and Families

Client

268969 | Object Class | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A person, group or organisation eligible to receive services either directly or indirectly from an agency.
Superseded: Health, Housing assistance, Homelessness, Indigenous, Disability
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Country code (SACC 2011) NNNN

459969 | Value Domain
The Standard Australian Classification of Countries (SACC 2011) code set representing a country.
Superseded: Health, Homelessness, Tasmanian Health, Children and Families
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, WA Health, Disability

Indigenous status code N

270885 | Value Domain
A code set representing Indigenous status.
Superseded: Health, Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Homelessness, Tasmanian Health, Disability, Children and Families
Standard: Community Services (retired), Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, WA Health, Indigenous

Labour force status code N

270700 | Value Domain
A code set representing the labour force status of a person.
Superseded: Health, Homelessness, Disability
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance

Language code (ASCL 2011) NN{NN}

460118 | Value Domain
The Australian Standard Classification of Languages (ASCL 2011) code set representing languages.
Superseded: Health, Homelessness, Tasmanian Health, Children and Families
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Disability

Linkage code 581 XXXXXDDMMYYYYN

349887 | Value Domain
A combination of the second, third and fifth alphanumeric characters of a person's family name, the second and third alphanumeric characters of a person's given name, a date in the format DDMMYYYY and a single digit number representing the sex of a person.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Disability
Superseded: Homelessness, Health

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 (employed)—full-time/part-time status, code N

269950 | Data Element
Whether a person in paid employment is employed full-time or part-time, as represented by a code.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Disability
Superseded: Homelessness

Person—country of birth, code (SACC 2011) NNNN

459973 | Data Element
The country in which the person was born, as represented by a code.
Superseded: Health, Homelessness, Tasmanian Health
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, WA Health, Disability
Qualified: Youth Justice

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 language spoken, code (ASCL 2011) NN{NN}

460120 | Data Element
The language the person identifies as being the first language that they could understand to the extent of being able to conduct a conversation, as represented by a code.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Disability
Superseded: Homelessness

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—Indigenous status

269618 | Data Element Concept
Indigenous Status is a measure of whether a person identifies as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin. This is in accord with the first two of three components of the Commonwealth definition.
Superseded: Health, Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Homelessness, Tasmanian Health, Indigenous, Disability
Standard: Community Services (retired), Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, WA Health, Children and Families

Person—Indigenous status, code N

291036 | Data Element
Whether a person identifies as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin, as represented by a code. This is in accord with the first two of three components of the Commonwealth definition.
Superseded: Health, Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Homelessness, Tasmanian Health, Indigenous, Disability, Children and Families
Standard: Community Services (retired), WA Health, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

Person—labour force status, code N

270112 | Data Element
The self reported status the person currently has in being either in the labour force (employed/unemployed) or not in the labour force, as represented by a code.
Superseded: Health, Homelessness, Disability
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance

Person—main language other than English spoken at home, code (ASCL 2011) NN{NN}

460125 | Data Element
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, as represented by a code.
Superseded: Health, Homelessness, Children and Families
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Disability

Person—principal source of cash income, code NNNN

508411 | Data Element
The source from which a person derives the greatest proportion of his/her cash income, as represented by a code.
Superseded: Homelessness
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Disability

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—school enrolment and attendance status, code N

401809 | Data Element
The school enrolment and attendance status of a person, as represented by a code.
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—sex, code N

287316 | Data Element
The biological distinction between male and female, as represented by a code.
Superseded: Health, Early Childhood, Homelessness, Indigenous
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Disability, Children and Families
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)
Qualified: Youth Justice

Person—student type, code N

398244 | Data Element
The type of education or training undertaken by a person, as represented by a code.
Standard: Housing assistance, Community Services (retired), Disability
Superseded: Homelessness

Person—student/employment training indicator, code N

349588 | Data Element
Whether a person is undertaking formal study or vocational education or employment training, as represented by a code.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Disability
Superseded: Homelessness

Record—linkage key, code 581 XXXXXDDMMYYYYN

349895 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.
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.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Disability
Superseded: Homelessness, Health

Service episode—episode end date, DDMMYYYY

270160 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The date on which a service episode was completed.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance
Superseded: Homelessness, Disability

Service episode—episode start date, DDMMYYYY

338558 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The date on which a service episode commenced.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance
Superseded: Homelessness, Disability

Service episode—service ongoing indicator, code N

401349 | Data Element
Whether a client was receiving ongoing assistance or support by the agency, as represented by a code.
Standard: Housing assistance, Community Services (retired), Disability
Superseded: Homelessness

Service event—last service provision date, DDMMYYYY

323253 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The date on which a service was last provided.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Disability
Superseded: Homelessness

Sex

269231 | Property
The biological distinction between male and female.
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

Standard Australian Classification of Countries 2011

459967 | Classification Scheme
The Australian Bureau of Statistics classification for countries.
Superseded: Health, Homelessness, Tasmanian Health, Children and Families
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Disability

Statistical linkage key 581 cluster

349510 | Data Set Specification | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.
Statistical data linkage refers to the bringing together of data from different sources to gain a greater understanding of a situation or individual from the combined (or linked) dataset. This facilitates a better understanding of the patterns of service use by groups of clients for research, statistical or policy analysis, planning and evaluation purposes. Its form is: XXXXXDDMMYYYYN The sequence in which the linkage key is completed is as follows: Family name (the first 3 Xs) Given name (the 4...
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Disability
Superseded: Homelessness, Health

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