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Person—gross income (weekly), total Australian currency N[NNNNN].NN

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termIncome - gross (person)
Synonymous names:Help on this termIncome - gross (person)
METeOR identifier:Help on this term270319
Registration status:Help on this termHousing assistance, Superseded 10/02/2006
Definition:Help on this termThe value of gross weekly income from all sources (before deductions for income tax, superannuation, etc.) for a person expressed as dollars per week.

Data element concept attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Data element concept:Person—gross income
METeOR identifier:Help on this term269757
Registration status:Help on this termHousing assistance, Superseded 10/02/2006
Definition:Help on this termThe value of gross weekly income from all sources (before deductions for income tax, superannuation, etc.) for a person.
Object class:Help on this termPerson
Property:Help on this termGross income

Source and reference attributes

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

Value domain attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Value domain:Total Australian currency N[NNNNN].NN
METeOR identifier:Help on this term270684
Registration status:Help on this termHousing assistance, Standard 01/03/2005
Early Childhood, Standard 21/05/2010
Commonwealth Department of Health, Standard 17/12/2015
Disability, Standard 13/08/2015
Community Services (retired), Standard 30/11/2007
Commonwealth Department of Social Services (retired), Standard 20/06/2018
Definition:Help on this termTotal number of Australian dollars and cents.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termTotal
Data type:Help on this termCurrency
Format:Help on this termN[NNNNN].NN
Maximum character length:Help on this term8
Unit of measure:Help on this termAustralian currency (AU$)
Unit of measure precision:Help on this term2

Collection and usage attributes

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This value domain must be expressed to two decimal places. Where there is a dollar value and no cent value, the cents must be expressed as .00 (e.g. 100.00).

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

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The main components of gross income are:

  • current usual wages and salary;
  • income derived from self-employment;
  • government pensions, benefits and allowances; and
  • other income comprising investments (including interest, dividends, royalties and rent) and other regular income (including superannuation, private scholarships received in cash, workers' compensation, accident compensation, maintenance or alimony, and any other allowances regularly received).

Gross income is regarded as all receipts which are received regularly and are of a recurring nature. Certain receipts such as lump sum receipts, windfall gains and withdrawals from savings are not considered to conform to these criteria and are not included as income.

Where the value of person income is provided as a separate amount for each income source, the value from all sources should be summed for that person to obtain the total gross person income.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare
Origin:Help on this termPublic rental housing data manual 2001-02

Relational attributes

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Supersedes Income - gross (person), version 1, DE, NHADD, NHDAMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (15.0 KB)

Has been superseded by Person—gross income (weekly), total Australian currency N[NNNNN].NN Housing assistance, Superseded 30/08/2017, Disability, Standard 13/08/2015, Community Services (retired), Standard 06/02/2012

Has been superseded by Person—gross weekly income, total Australian currency N[NNNNN].NN Housing assistance, Standard 30/08/2017

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