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Income unit—income unit identifier, N[N(9)]

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termIncome unit ID
Synonymous names:Help on this termIncome unit ID
METeOR identifier:Help on this term270390
Registration status:Help on this termHousing assistance, Superseded 10/02/2006
Data Element Concept:Income unit—income unit identifier

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termIdentifier
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN[N(9)]
Maximum character length:Help on this term10

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this termValue domain is derived from the Australian Standard Geographic Classification, ABS, Cat. No. 1216.0.
Collection methods:Help on this termPreferably agencies should allocate a unique identifier to a household when they apply for assistance, and this identifier should then remain when/if they receive assistance. This enables the matching of waitlist data with assistance data. A household for the purposes of the metadata item is the same as the members under a single tenancy agreement.
Comments:Help on this termThe coding and order of states/territories is different for the National Health Data Dictionary and the Data Standardisation Project because the Data Standardisation Project uses the order used in the Commonwealth-State Housing Agreement Performance Indicator manuals. This order used in the Data Standardisation Project is different from that used in the ABS Census 1996 Data Dictionary, in which South Australia and Western Australia are reversed (see Establishment—Australian state/territory identifier, code (ASGC 2004) N).

Source and reference attributes

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

AIHW: National Health Data Dictionary Version 8.0, 1999

AIHW: Data Standardisation Project for the development of a national unit record public housing data set, 1998

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS): Australian Standard Geographic Classification, ABS, Cat. No. 1216.0

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS): Census Dictionary 1996


Relational attributes

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Supersedes Income unit ID, version 2, DEC, NHADD, NHDAMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (12.3 KB)

Has been superseded by Income unit—income unit identifier, X[X(14)] Housing assistance, Superseded 30/08/2017

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