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Person—occupation (main) (housing assistance), code (ASCO 2nd edn) NN

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Technical name:Help on this termPerson—occupation (main) (housing assistance), code (ASCO 2nd edn) NN
Synonymous names:Help on this termOccupation of person
METeOR identifier:Help on this term270384
Registration status:Help on this termHousing assistance, Superseded 10/02/2006
Data Element Concept:Person—occupation (main) (housing assistance)

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Representational attributes

Classification scheme:Australian Standard Classification of Occupations 2nd edition
Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termNN
Maximum character length:Help on this term2

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this termThe 2-digit code level (sub-major group) is recommended for most collections.
Collection methods:Help on this term

This metadata item should only be collected from people whose labour force status is employed.

Where a person has more than one occupation, the principal occupation is the one in which they work the most hours.

Occupation is too complex and diverse an issue to fit neatly into any useable small group of categories. Therefore the ABS recommend that this metadata item be collected by using the following two open-ended questions:

  • What was your occupation in the last week?
  • What tasks did you perform in that occupation?

The information gained from these two questions can then be used to select an appropriate code from the Australian Standard Classification of Occupations.

The occupation code assigned is based on the main job held during the previous week (as per the questions above).

Source and reference attributes

Origin:Help on this termAustralian Standard Classification of Occupations, Second Edition, 1997, Catalogue No. 1220.0

Relational attributes

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Supersedes Occupation of person, version 1, DE, NHADD, NHDAMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (14.8 KB)

Has been superseded by Person—occupation (main), code (ASCO 2nd edn) N[NNN]{-NN} Housing assistance, Superseded 10/08/2007, Health, Superseded 04/07/2007, Community Services (retired), Superseded 27/03/2007

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