Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Main source of income (NDA)|
|Definition:||The source from which a person derives the greatest proportion of his/her income, as represented by a code.|
|Data Element Concept:||Person—source of cash income (principal)|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||1|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
This data standard is not applicable to person's aged less than 16 years.
This item refers to the source by which a person derives most (equal to or greater than 50%) of his/her income. If the person has multiple sources of income and none are equal to or greater than 50%, the one which contributes the largest percentage should be counted.
This item refers to a person’s own main source of income, not that of a partner or of other household members.
If it is difficult to determine a ‘main source of income’ over the reporting period (i.e. it may vary over time) please report the main source of income during the reference week.
Code 7 ‘Not known’ should only be recorded when it has not been possible for the service user or their carer/family/advocate to provide the information (i.e. they have been asked but do not know).
Source and reference attributes
|Submitting organisation:||National Disability Data Network (NDDN)|
|Origin:||Disability Services National Minimum Data Set (DS NMDS): data guide 2012–13.|
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