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Person—sex (housing assistance), code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Technical name:Help on this termPerson—sex (housing assistance), code N
Synonymous names:Help on this termSex
METeOR identifier:Help on this term270364
Registration status:Help on this termHousing assistance, Superseded 10/02/2006
Data Element Concept:Person—sex (housing assistance)

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
1Male
2Female
Supplementary values:Help on this term
9Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this termCoding option 9 should only be used when the person has not provided this information upon request and/or the service provider is unable to make an informed judgment about the person's gender.

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this termWhere uncertainty exists about the sex of the person (e.g. for transvestites or transsexuals) the gender to be recorded is to be based on the gender nominated by the person themselves or on the observations/judgment of the interviewer. Although this may lead to some error, it is considered preferable to any offence that may be caused by a question that suggests that there is some doubt about the person's gender or sexuality.
Collection methods:Help on this term

It is suggested that the following format be used for data collection: What is your (the person's) sex?

 Male

 Female

Information collection for transsexuals and people with transgender issues should be based on the gender nominated by the person themselves.

Source and reference attributes

Origin:Help on this termABS Directory of concepts and standards for social, labour and demographic statistics, 1993

Relational attributes

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Has been superseded by Person—sex, code N Housing assistance, Standard 10/02/2006, Health, Superseded 11/05/2017, Early Childhood, Superseded 24/07/2018, Homelessness, Superseded 10/08/2018, WA Health, Draft 23/08/2012, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 01/11/2012, Indigenous, Archived 16/10/2017, Commonwealth Department of Health, Candidate 16/07/2015, Disability, Standard 07/10/2014, Children and Families, Standard 22/11/2016, Community Services (retired), Standard 25/08/2005, National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016

Supersedes Sex, version 1, DE, NHADD, NHDAMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (14.7 KB)

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