Living arrangement code N
Value Domain Attributes
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Value Domain|
|Definition:||A code set representing the living arrangement of a person.|
|Maximum character length:||1|
Collection and usage attributes
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CODE 2 Lives with family:
If the person's household includes both family and non-family members, the person should be recorded as living with family. 'Living with family' should be considered to include de facto and same sex relationships.
On occasion, difficulties can arise in deciding the living arrangement of a person due to their type of accommodation (e.g. boarding houses, hostels, group homes, retirement villages, residential aged care facilities).
In these circumstances the person should be regarded as living alone, except in those instances in which they are sharing their own private space/room within the premises with a significant other (e.g. partner, sibling, close friend).