National Community Services Data Dictionary Version 4.1

The national metadata standards for the community services sector are published in the National Community Services Data Dictionary by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. The National Community Services Data Dictionary (NCSDD) is the reference on agreed data definitions and information standards of relevance to the community services sector. In essence, the aim is to provide a common language for the various agencies and governments involved in community services.

Downloading the NCSDD

The NCSDD was last downloaded from METEOR on 09/01/2007. Recent changes to the data elements and data set specifications since version 4 of the NCSDD was published are available in a separate document called ‘Summary of updates to the NCSDD’.

National Community Services Data Dictionary Version 4.1 Word format PDFDate downloaded
Summary of updates to the NCSDD-since 17/05/2006.Word Word document icon 1.12MBPDFPDF icon 319KB05/01/2007
Volume 1 data elements A to PWord Word document icon 2.82MBPDFPDF icon 952KB05/01/2007
Volume 2 data elements R to Y and Supporting itemsWord Word document icon 2.14MBPDFPDF icon 816KB05/01/2007