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Marital status code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termValue Domain
METeOR identifier:Help on this term270666
Registration status:Help on this termHousing assistance, Standard 10/02/2006
Health, Standard 01/03/2005
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standardisation pending 23/11/2015
Disability, Standard 13/08/2015
Community Services (retired), Standard 01/03/2005
ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018
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A code set representing the marital status of a person.

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
1Never married
2Widowed
3Divorced
4Separated
5Married (registered and de facto)
Supplementary values:Help on this term
6Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

Refers to the current marital status of a person.

CODE 2     Widowed

This code usually refers to registered marriages but when self-reported may also refer to de facto marriages.

CODE 4     Separated

This code refers to registered marriages but when self-reported may also refer to de facto marriages.

CODE 5     Married (registered and de facto)

Includes people who have been divorced or widowed but have since re-married, and should be generally accepted as applicable to all de facto couples, including of the same sex.

CODE 6     Not stated/inadequately described

This code is not for use on primary collection forms. It is primarily for use in administrative collections when transferring data from data sets where the item has not been collected.

Source and reference attributes

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The ABS standards for the collection of Social and Registered marital status appear on the ABS Website. Australian Bureau of Statistics. Family, household and income unit variables. Cat. no. 1286.0. Canberra: ABS.

Relational attributes

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Has been superseded by Marital status code N Health, Candidate 06/10/2021

Data elements implementing this value domain:Help on this term

Birth mother—marital status, code N Community Services (retired), Standard 20/05/2013

Person—adoptive parent marital status, code N Community Services (retired), Standard 20/05/2013

Person—marital status, code N Health, Superseded 04/05/2005
Community Services (retired), Superseded 25/08/2005

Person—marital status, code N Housing assistance, Standard 10/02/2006
Health, Standard 04/05/2005
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standardisation pending 23/11/2015
Disability, Standard 13/08/2015
Community Services (retired), Standard 25/08/2005
ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018

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