This search engine is the best way to find what you're after in METEOR, if you know what you're looking for. However, if you aren't sure what you're looking for, we suggest browsing the collection.

If you are using METEOR without an account, your search can be restricted by metadata item type, the main types of registration statuses, and by registration authority. It is also possible to search on METEOR ID number directly. You can save items of interest by adding bookmarks.

If you are logged in to METEOR as a metadata developer, you will have some additional options to restrict the search by. In addition to metadata item type and registration authority, you can restrict your search to the full range of registration status options, change date and workgroup. If you need access as a metadata developer and haven't done the training yet, please contact us.

When you type into the search box, you will get autocomplete suggestions. This predictive text will help you see the METEOR entries that exist for the topic you're searching on, and make your searching process faster and easier.

METEOR has a great many filters. The options directly below the search text box provide ways of limiting your search to all of the 18 content types in METEOR (see Learn about metadata to view the full list), item creation dates, and item revision dates. The 'Topic' content type will search the 'non-database' pages in METEOR, and 'Help' will search all of the 'information' pop-up information boxes that are linked to each item.

  • Content Types (eg data element, glossary item, value domain, data quality statement, indicator, classification scheme)
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To search the 'non-metadata' content of the METEOR website, such as the pages explaining what metadata items are, restrict your search results to 'Topic'.

You can also sort the results of your search on a range of options:

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  • Alphabetical order (A–Z or Z–A)

You can further narrow down your results with the results categories that appear on the left side of the screen. These are: Registration Authority Status (Standard, Incomplete, Candidate, Superseded), Registration Authorities, Content Type, Stewards, Registration Statuses, and Submitting Organisations.

The 'Clear' button resets the Search page.

If you need to get finely-tuned results, this search engine uses Lucene search syntax. You can restrict your search to the titles of items by using Name: Searchterm, for instance, or hide words such as 'for' from the search by using backslashes, for example: \for\. Use "quote marks" to get an exact match with a word.

You can also use asterisks * for a wildcard search, which allows the search engine to replace any content with the asterisk. The METEOR wildcard search requires a precise format. It can only be inserted inside or at the end of a word, with at least one letter next to it (but not at the front of a word). The wildcard standing in isolation will also not work. For instance, ca*e* will bring up results for 'care', 'category', 'calendar' and 'cancer', while *cer or cancer * will not bring up any results.


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Accommodation period end date

350906 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The date at which a period of lodging is completed.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance
Superseded: Homelessness

Accommodation period start date

350925 | Property
The date at which a period of lodging commences.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance
Superseded: Homelessness

Australian state/territory identifier

269056 | Property
An identifier of the Australian state or territory.
Superseded: Health, Indigenous, Children and Families
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Homelessness, Commonwealth Department of Health, WA Health, Disability

Case management goal status

348557 | Property
The extent to which case management goals have been achieved.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance
Superseded: Homelessness

Co-existing disability group

492156 | Property
The impairment of body structure or function, limitation in activity or restriction in participation that exists at the same time and is equally responsible for the disability.
Standard: Community Services (retired)
Superseded: Disability

Co-residency status

269168 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An indicator of whether a person resides with another person.
Standard: Community Services (retired)
Superseded: Disability

Date of death

287292 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The date on which an individual died.
Superseded: Health
Standard: Community Services (retired), WA Health, Disability

Full financial year funding indicator

347537 | Property
Whether funding has been received for the full financial year.
Standard: Community Services (retired)
Superseded: Disability

Geographic remoteness

396537 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The remoteness of a location, based on the physical road distance to the nearest urban centre and its population size.
Superseded: Health
Standard: Housing assistance, Community Services (retired), Commonwealth Department of Health, Disability

International postcode

288969 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A descriptor for a postal delivery area, aligned with locality, suburb or place.
Superseded: Health
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Maximum preschool program hours available per week

395298 | Property | Early Childhood Data Sub Group (ECDSG)
The maximum number of hours of preschool program available at this service, per week.
Standard: Community Services (retired)
Superseded: Early Childhood

Name conditional use flag

287051 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An indicator of specific restrictions that may apply to a recorded name.
Superseded: Health
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Number of children attending preschool

390343 | Property | Early Childhood Data Sub Group (ECDSG)
A count of children who attended preschool at least once in the census week.
Standard: Community Services (retired)
Superseded: Early Childhood

Number of clients receiving services

425392 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The number of people or clients receiving services from a service provider.
Superseded: Health
Standard: Community Services (retired), Disability

Number of Indigenous children attending preschool

401428 | Property
The number of Indigenous children attending preschool
Standard: Community Services (retired)
Superseded: Early Childhood

Number of Indigenous children enrolled in preschool

401415 | Property
The number of Indigenous children enrolled in preschool
Standard: Community Services (retired)
Superseded: Early Childhood

Number of preschool enrolments

390335 | Property | Early Childhood Data Sub Group (ECDSG)
The number of recorded enrolments in a preschool service
Standard: Community Services (retired)
Superseded: Early Childhood

Number of preschool program hours enrolled per week

397188 | Property | Early Childhood Data Sub Group (ECDSG)
The number of preschool program hours enrolled in a preschool service per week.
Standard: Community Services (retired)
Superseded: Early Childhood

Preschool program delivered by teacher indicator

401063 | Property
An indicator of face to face delivery of a structured, play-based, educational program by a person with a relevant university qualification.
Standard: Community Services (retired)
Superseded: Early Childhood

Preschool program enrolment hours

388619 | Property | Early Childhood Data Sub Group (ECDSG)
The number of hours enrolled in a preschool program.
Standard: Community Services (retired)
Superseded: Early Childhood

Preschool program enrolment indicator

436122 | Property | Early Childhood Data Sub Group (ECDSG)
An indicator of whether a person is enrolled to attend a structured, play-based, educational program, primarily aimed at children in the year before they commence full-time schooling.
Superseded: Early Childhood
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Preschool service enrolment indicator

387982 | Property | Early Childhood Data Sub Group (ECDSG)
An indicator of the enrolment of a person to receive preschool services.
Standard: Community Services (retired)
Superseded: Early Childhood

Preschool service received indicator

357015 | Property
An indicator of the receipt of preschool services.
Standard: Community Services (retired)
Superseded: Early Childhood

Primary status

342697 | Property
An indicator of whether assistance is provided in one or more of the core activities (communication, mobility and self-care).
Standard: Community Services (retired)
Superseded: Disability

Role of early childhood education and care worker

400940 | Property
A descriptor of the type of role undertaken by a person in the course of their employment in early childhood education and care.
Standard: Community Services (retired)
Superseded: Early Childhood

Sector

269055 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A categorisation of an organisation based on its funding, management and ownership arrangements.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Tasmanian Health
Superseded: Disability
Qualified: Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

Service activity type needed

269332 | Property
A descriptor of the class of service activity needed.
Superseded: Community Services (retired), Early Childhood
Standard: Homelessness, Housing assistance, Disability

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

Statistical area

457283 | Property
A designated region with a pre-determined population range primarily for statistical usage. Based on the Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) structure of six hierarchical statistical area levels comprised in ascending order. Each level directly aggregates to the level above. This principle continues up through the remaining levels of the hierarchy.
Superseded: Health, Early Childhood, Children and Families
Standard: Community Services (retired), Disability
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Tax exempt indicator

344870 | Property
Whether an entity is endorsed by the Australian Tax Office as income tax exempt.
Standard: Community Services (retired)
Superseded: Disability

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