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Person—year of first arrival in Australia

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element Concept
METeOR identifier:Help on this term269447
Registration status:Help on this termHousing assistance, Standard 23/08/2010
Health, Standard 04/05/2005
Homelessness, Standard 23/08/2010
Disability, Standard 13/08/2015
Community Services (retired), Standard 01/03/2005
Definition:Help on this termThe year a person (born outside of Australia) first arrived in Australia, from another country, with the intention of staying in Australia for one year or more.
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Client demographic and support needs:

This metadata item is an important indicator of cultural identity, and provides further information about the person's cultural values and practices which is significant in determining service type and support required. May also be used in conjunction with other socio-demographic data to indicate the background of the person, communication skills and their possible needs.

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Object class:Person
Definition:Help on this term

A human being.

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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:Year of first arrival in Australia
Definition:Help on this termThe calendar year in which an individual first arrived in Australia.
Property group:Help on this termDemographic/social/cultural characteristics

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

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Person—year of first arrival in Australia, date YYYY Housing assistance, Standard 23/08/2010
Health, Standard 04/05/2005
Homelessness, Standard 23/08/2010
Disability, Standard 13/08/2015
Community Services (retired), Standard 01/03/2005

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