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

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Income - gross (person)
Synonymous names:Income - gross (person)
METeOR identifier:270319
Registration status:Housing assistance, Superseded 10/02/2006
Definition:The 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:Person—gross income

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Total
Data type:Currency
Maximum character length:8
Unit of measure:Australian currency (AU$)
Unit of measure precision:2

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

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

Guide for use:

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:Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Origin:Public rental housing data manual 2001-02

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Supersedes Income - gross (person), version 1, DE, NHADD, NHDAMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (15.0 KB)

Has been superseded by Person—gross income (weekly), total Australian currency N[NNNNN].NN Housing assistance, Superseded 30/08/2017, Disability, Standard 13/08/2015, Community Services (retired), Standard 06/02/2012

Has been superseded by Person—gross weekly income, total Australian currency N[NNNNN].NN Housing assistance, Standard 30/08/2017