Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Year of arrival in Australia|
|Definition:||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.|
|Data Element Concept:||Person—year of first arrival in Australia|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||4|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
Actual year of arrival in Australia.
In what year did you/the person first arrive in Australia to live here for one year or more?
(Write in the calendar year of arrival or mark the box if here less than one year)
Calendar year of arrival
Will be here less than one year
It is anticipated that for the majority of people their response to the question will be the year of their only arrival in Australia. However, some respondents may have multiple arrivals in Australia. To deal with these cases in self-enumerated collections, an instruction such as 'Please indicate the year of first arrival only' should be included with the question.
While agencies are encouraged to use the recommended question described above, it is acknowledged that this is not always possible in practice. For example, where the data collection is a by-product of the provision of a health or community service, the information may be ascertained using different means. However, the recommended question should be used wherever practically possible.
Source and reference attributes
The Australian Bureau of Statistics Standard for Year of Arrival in Australia. (last viewed 05/12/2006)
The ABS standard for Year of arrival in Australia appears on the ABS website http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/[email protected]/Latestproducts/
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes Year of arrival in Australia, version 2, DE, NCSDD, NCSIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (15.5 KB) No registration status
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