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Person—religious affiliation

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element Concept
METeOR identifier:Help on this term269421
Registration status:Help on this termTasmanian Health, Endorsed 01/09/2016
Disability, Standard 13/08/2015
Community Services (retired), Standard 01/03/2005
ACT Health, Final 02/01/2019
Definition:Help on this termThe religious group to which a person belongs or adheres.
Context:Help on this termIn some circumstances this item can allow agencies to provide more culturally relevant services to some clients. It also provides a useful indicator of aspects of cultural diversity.

Object Class attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Object class:Person
Definition:Help on this term

A human being.

Collection and usage attributes

Comments:Help on this term

Prior to 13 March 2018, the definition of the ‘Person’ Object class was ‘A human being, whether man, woman or child’. From 13 March 2018, the definition was edited by removing the words ‘…whether man, woman or child’ so that a person is defined as ‘A human being’. This amendment was undertaken to align the definition of a person with the Australian Government Guidelines on the Recognition of Sex and Gender and the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Standard for Sex and Gender Variables, which recognise that there are sex and gender types that are not exclusively male or female.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Origin:Help on this term

Macquarie University 2003. The Macquarie Dictionary 3rd ed. Sydney: The Macquarie Library Pty. Ltd

Reference documents:Help on this term

Attorney-General's Department 2015. Australian Government Guidelines on the Recognition of Sex and Gender. Viewed 26 July 2016, https://www.ag.gov.au/Publications/Pages/
AustralianGovernmentGuidelines
ontheRecognitionofSexandGender.aspx

ABS (Australian Bureau of Statistics) 2016. Standard for Sex and Gender Variables, 2016. ABS Cat. no. 1200.0.55.012. Canberra: ABS. Viewed 26 July 2016, http://abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/
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Property attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Property:Religious affiliation
Definition:Help on this termAn association or connection with a particular theology or spiritual belief.
Property group:Help on this termDemographic/social/cultural characteristics

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare

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Data Elements implementing this Data Element Concept:Help on this term

Person—religious affiliation, code (ASCRG 1996) N[NNN] Community Services (retired), Superseded 08/05/2006

Person—religious affiliation, code (ASCRG 2005) N[NNN] Community Services (retired), Superseded 07/11/2012

Person—religious affiliation, code (ASCRG 2011) N[NNN] Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 01/09/2016
Disability, Standard 13/08/2015
Community Services (retired), Standard 30/09/2012

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