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

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Income unit ID
Synonymous names:Income unit ID
METeOR identifier:270390
Registration status:Housing assistance, Superseded 10/02/2006
Data Element Concept:Income unit—income unit identifier

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Identifier
Data type:Number
Maximum character length:10

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Value domain is derived from the Australian Standard Geographic Classification, ABS, Cat. No. 1216.0.
Collection methods:Preferably 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:The 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:Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

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

Related metadata references:

Supersedes Income unit ID, version 2, DEC, NHADD, NHDAMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (12.3 KB)

Has been superseded by Income unit—income unit identifier, X[X(14)] Housing assistance, Superseded 30/08/2017