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Household—gross income

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element Concept
METeOR identifier:Help on this term269756
Registration status:Help on this termHousing assistance, Superseded 30/08/2017
Health, Standard 15/12/2005
Definition:Help on this termThe value of gross income from all sources (before deductions for income tax, superannuation, etc.) for all household members.
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A gross personal income of each household member is combined to determine gross household income.

Object Class attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Object class:Household
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A group of two or more related or unrelated people who usually reside in the same dwelling, and who make common provision for food or other essentials for living; or a single person living in a dwelling who makes provision for his or her own food and other essentials for living, without combining with any other person.

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Together with family, household is considered one of the basic groups of social aggregation. Information on household numbers and composition aids in identifying groups within the population such as Indigenous households or the number of people living alone.

Specialisation of:Help on this termPerson/group of persons

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

For housing data collections, the number of tenancy agreements is a practical proxy for calculating the number of households receiving housing assistance.

The persons in the group may pool their incomes and have a common budget to a greater or lesser extent: they may be related or unrelated persons, or a combination of both.

Only usual residents of the household are included as members of the household. Visitors to a household are, by definition, excluded from the household.

Source and reference attributes

Origin:Help on this term

CSHA Public rental housing data manual 2001-02


Property attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Property:Gross income
Definition:Help on this termThe total income before business and tax deductions are accounted for.
Property group:Help on this termFinancial characteristics

Source and reference attributes

Origin:Help on this termAustralian taxation office 2004. Definitions. Australian taxation office, Canberra. Viewed 22 October 2004

Data element concept attributes

Relational attributes

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Has been superseded by Household—gross weekly income Housing assistance, Standard 30/08/2017

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

Household—gross income (annual), dollar range code N Health, Standard 04/05/2005

Household—gross income (annual), ten thousand dollar range code N[N] Health, Standard 04/05/2005

Household—gross income (weekly), total Australian currency N[NNNNN].NN Housing assistance, Retired 10/02/2006

Household—gross income (weekly), total Australian currency N[NNNNN].NN Housing assistance, Superseded 30/08/2017

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