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Income unit type code N{.N}

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termValue Domain
METeOR identifier:Help on this term270720
Registration status:Help on this termHousing assistance, Standard 01/03/2005
Definition:Help on this termA code set representing the type of an income unit.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN{.N}
Maximum character length:Help on this term2
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
1Family
1.1Single with child/children aged under 16
1.2Couple (only)
1.3Couple with child/children aged under 16
2Single (lone person)
Supplementary values:Help on this term
9Not available, not known

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this termEach income unit must include at least one person aged 16 years or older. Children aged 16 and over are considered separate income units and should be coded as 2. There may be more than one income unit per household.
Comments:Help on this termIt should be noted that the reference to dependent child in this context is guided by the following definition: a dependent child is any person aged under 16 years regardless of relationship with the adult.

Relational attributes

Data elements implementing this value domain:Help on this term

Income unit—income unit type, code N{.N} Housing assistance, Standard 01/03/2005

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