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Person—income source (principal)

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element Concept
METeOR identifier:Help on this term269808
Registration status:Help on this termCommunity Services (retired), Superseded 29/04/2006
Definition:Help on this termThe source by which a person derives most (equal to or greater than 50%) of his/her income. If the person has multiple sources of income and none equal to or greater than 50%, the one, which contributes the largest percentage, should be counted.
Context:Help on this termThe metadata item is an indicator of the needs and circumstances of individuals and sometimes, used in assessment of income equity.

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/
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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:Source of cash of income
Definition:Help on this termThe source from which cash income is derived.
Property group:Help on this termFinancial characteristics

Collection and usage attributes

Comments:Help on this termThis property relates to a cash income, as opposed to all income that includes income in kind (e.g. barter for goods or services etc).

Source and reference attributes

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

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Relational attributes

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

Person—income source (principal), code N[N] Community Services (retired), Superseded 29/04/2006

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