Australian Government: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare METeOR Home Page

Person—year of first arrival in Australia, date YYYY

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termYear of arrival in Australia
METeOR identifier:Help on this term269929
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.
Data Element Concept:Person—year of first arrival in Australia

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termDate
Data type:Help on this termDate/Time
Format:Help on this termYYYY
Maximum character length:Help on this term4

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Collection methods:Help on this term

Actual year of arrival in Australia.

Recommended question:

In what year did you/the person first arrive in Australia to live here for one year or more?

(Write in the calendar year of arrival or mark the box if here less than one year)

Calendar year of arrival

Will be here less than one year

It is anticipated that for the majority of people their response to the question will be the year of their only arrival in Australia. However, some respondents may have multiple arrivals in Australia. To deal with these cases in self-enumerated collections, an instruction such as 'Please indicate the year of first arrival only' should be included with the question.

While agencies are encouraged to use the recommended question described above, it is acknowledged that this is not always possible in practice. For example, where the data collection is a by-product of the provision of a health or community service, the information may be ascertained using different means. However, the recommended question should be used wherever practically possible.

Source and reference attributes

Origin:Help on this term

The Australian Bureau of Statistics Standard for Year of Arrival in Australia. (last viewed 05/12/2006)

Reference documents:Help on this term

The ABS standard for Year of arrival in Australia appears on the ABS website http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/Latestproducts/
4AD888364A44E87DCA25697E0018FE4C?opendocument
 select Other ABS Statistical Standards/Standards for Social, Labour and Demographic Variables/Cultural Diversity Variable.

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Supersedes Year of arrival in Australia, version 2, DE, NCSDD, NCSIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (15.5 KB)

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
All attributes +

Computer Assisted Telephone Interview demographic module DSS Health, Superseded 03/12/2008

Computer Assisted Telephone Interview demographic module NBPDS Health, Standard 03/12/2008

DSS specific attributes +

Cultural and language diversity cluster Disability, Standard 13/08/2015
Community Services (retired), Standard 10/04/2013

Specialist Homelessness Services NMDS 2011 Housing assistance, Superseded 01/05/2013
Homelessness, Superseded 01/05/2013

DSS specific attributes +

Specialist Homelessness Services NMDS 2012-13 Housing assistance, Superseded 01/05/2013
Homelessness, Superseded 01/05/2013

DSS specific attributes +

Specialist Homelessness Services NMDS 2013-14 Housing assistance, Superseded 26/08/2014
Homelessness, Superseded 26/08/2014

DSS specific attributes +

Specialist Homelessness Services NMDS 2014-15 Housing assistance, Superseded 24/11/2016
Homelessness, Superseded 24/11/2016

DSS specific attributes +

Specialist Homelessness Services NMDS 2015-17 Homelessness, Superseded 24/11/2016

DSS specific attributes +

Specialist Homelessness Services NMDS 2017-19 Homelessness, Superseded 10/08/2018

DSS specific attributes +

Specialist Homelessness Services NMDS 2019- Homelessness, Standard 10/08/2018

DSS specific attributes +
My items Help on this term
Download Help on this term