Object Class Attributes
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Object Class|
|Synonymous names:||Income unit|
One person or a group of related persons within a household, whose command over income is shared, or any person living in a non private dwelling who is in receipt of personal income.
Income units are restricted to relationships of marriage (registered or de facto) and of parent/dependant who usually reside in the same household. This means that an income unit can be defined as:
This is the standard statistical unit for analyses of economic wellbeing, and can be an important measure in assessing the needs and circumstances of individuals and families.
Source and reference attributes
National Housing Data Development Committee
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Supersedes Income unit
|Data Element Concepts implementing this Object Class:|
Income unit—income unit type
Income unit—relationship to household reference person