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Person—preferred language

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element Concept
METeOR identifier:Help on this term269744
Registration status:Help on this termHousing assistance, Standard 13/10/2011
Health, Standard 01/03/2005
Homelessness, Superseded 10/08/2018
Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 01/09/2016
Community Services (retired), Standard 10/04/2006
Commonwealth Department of Social Services, Not progressed 15/04/2019
ACT Health, Final 08/08/2018
Definition:Help on this termThe language (including sign language) most preferred by the person for communication.
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Health and welfare services:

An important indicator of ethnicity, especially for persons born in non-English-speaking countries. Its collection will assist in the planning and provision of multilingual services and facilitate program and service delivery for migrants and other non-English speakers.

Object Class attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Object class:Person
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A human being.

Collection and usage attributes

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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 attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Property:Preferred language
Definition:Help on this termThe language most preferred for communication.
Property group:Help on this termDemographic/social/cultural characteristics

Source and reference attributes

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

Data element concept attributes

Relational attributes

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Person—preferred language, code (ASCL 2005) NN{NN} Health, Superseded 13/10/2011
Community Services (retired), Superseded 13/10/2011

Person—preferred language, code (ASCL 2011) NN{NN} Housing assistance, Standard 13/10/2011
Health, Superseded 25/01/2018
Homelessness, Superseded 10/08/2018
Tasmanian Health, Archived 27/06/2017
Community Services (retired), Standard 13/10/2011

Person—preferred language, code (ASCL 2016) N[NNN] Health, Standard 25/01/2018
Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 27/06/2017
ACT Health, Final 08/08/2018

Person—preferred language, code NN Health, Superseded 08/02/2006

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