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Person—labour force status, public psychiatric hospital admission code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termEmployment status—public psychiatric hospital admissions
METeOR identifier:Help on this term269955
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 01/03/2005
ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018
Definition:Help on this term

Self-reported employment status of a person, immediately prior to admission to a public psychiatric hospital, as represented by a code.

Context:Help on this term

The Australian Health Ministers' Advisory Council Health Targets and Implementation Committee (1988) identified socioeconomic status as the most important factor explaining health differentials in the Australian population. The committee recommended that national health statistics routinely identify the various groups of concern. This requires routine recording in all collections of indicators of socioeconomic status. In order of priority, these would be: employment status, income, occupation and education.

Data Element Concept:Person—labour force status

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
1Child not at school
2Student
3Employed
4Unemployed
5Home duties
6Other

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Collection methods:Help on this term

In practice, this data item and current or last occupation could probably be collected with a single question, as is done in Western Australia:

Occupation?

For example:

  • housewife or home duties
  • pensioner miner
  • tree feller
  • retired electrician
  • unemployed trades assistant
  • child
  • student
  • accountant

However, for national reporting purposes it is preferable to distinguish these two data items logically.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

National minimum data set working parties

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Supersedes Employment status - public psychiatric hospital admissions, version 2, DE, NHDD, NHIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (15.6 KB)

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
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Admitted patient care NMDS 2016-17 Health, Superseded 05/10/2016

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Admitted patient care NMDS 2017-18 Health, Superseded 25/01/2018

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Admitted patient care NMDS 2018-19 Health, Superseded 12/12/2018
ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018

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Admitted patient care NMDS 2019-20 Health, Standard 12/12/2018

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Admitted patient mental health care NMDS Health, Superseded 23/10/2006

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Admitted patient mental health care NMDS Health, Superseded 07/12/2005

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Admitted patient mental health care NMDS 2007-08 Health, Superseded 05/02/2008

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Admitted patient mental health care NMDS 2008-09 Health, Superseded 04/02/2009

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Admitted patient mental health care NMDS 2009-10 Health, Superseded 05/01/2010

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Admitted patient mental health care NMDS 2010-11 Health, Superseded 18/01/2011

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Admitted patient mental health care NMDS 2011-12 Health, Superseded 07/12/2011

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Admitted patient mental health care NMDS 2012-13 Health, Superseded 02/05/2013

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Admitted patient mental health care NMDS 2013-14 Health, Superseded 15/10/2014

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Admitted patient mental health care NMDS 2014-15 Health, Superseded 04/02/2015

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Admitted patient mental health care NMDS 2015-16 Health, Superseded 19/11/2015

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