Person—communication method

Metadata item type:Data Element Concept
METeOR identifier:269643
Registration status:Disability, Standard 07/10/2014
Community Services (retired), Standard 01/03/2005
Definition:

The method of communication, including sign language, most effectively used by the person.

Object Class attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Object class:Person
Definition:

A human being.

Collection and usage attributes

Comments:

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:

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Origin:

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

Reference documents:

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/
Lookup/1200.0.55.012
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Property attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Property:Communication method
Definition:The method used to exchange information.
Property group:Demographic/social/cultural characteristics

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Communication may be in a language other than English, even where the person can speak fluent English.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Data element concept attributes

Relational attributes

Data Elements implementing this Data Element Concept:

Person—communication method, code N Community Services (retired), Superseded 27/04/2007

Person—communication method, code N Disability, Standard 07/10/2014
Community Services (retired), Standard 27/04/2007

Person—communication method, code N Community Services (retired), Superseded 29/04/2006

Person—communication method, code N{.N} Disability, Standard 13/08/2015
Community Services (retired), Standard 10/04/2013