Person—age (housing assistance), total years N[NN]
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Definition:||The age of the person in years.|
|Data Element Concept:||Person—age (housing assistance)|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||3|
|Unit of measure:||Year|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
Record the age in single years (if aged under one year, record as 000).
If year of birth is known (but date of birth is not) use the date 01/01 of the birth year to estimate age. If age (or date of birth) is unknown or not stated, and cannot be estimated, use code 999.
Although collection of the date of birth allows more precise calculation of age, this is not feasible in some data collections and alternative questions are:
|Comments:||In most community services data collections, age in years is often reported rather than derived from the metadata item Person—date of birth, DDMMYYYY. However, Person—date of birth, DDMMYYYY is the preferred method for collection of age data.|
Source and reference attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)
National Community Services Data Committee
ABS: Directory of concepts and standards for social, labour and demographic statistics, 1995
ABS: 1996 Census Dictionary. Cat. No. 2901, 1996
AIHW: Data Standardisation Project for the development of a national unit record public housing data set, 1998
Home and Community Care Data Dictionary, Version 1, 1998
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes Age, version 1, DE, NHADD, NHDAMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (15.5 KB) No registration status
Has been superseded by Person—age, total years N[NN]
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