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Indigenous status code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termValue Domain
METeOR identifier:Help on this term270885
Registration status:Help on this termHousing assistance, Superseded 30/08/2017
Health, Superseded 19/11/2015
Early Childhood, Superseded 24/07/2018
Homelessness, Superseded 10/08/2018
Tasmanian Health, Archived 01/09/2016
WA Health, Endorsed 06/03/2014
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 01/11/2012
Indigenous, Endorsed 16/09/2014
Commonwealth Department of Health, Candidate 16/07/2015
Disability, Superseded 29/02/2016
Children and Families, Superseded 20/01/2021
Community Services (retired), Standard 01/03/2005
Definition:Help on this termA code set representing Indigenous status.

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
1Aboriginal but not Torres Strait Islander origin
2Torres Strait Islander but not Aboriginal origin
3Both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander origin
4Neither Aboriginal nor Torres Strait Islander origin
Supplementary values:Help on this term
9Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

This metadata item is based on the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) standard for Indigenous status. For detailed advice on its use and application please refer to the ABS Website as indicated in the Reference documents.

The classification for Indigenous status has a hierarchical structure comprising two levels. There are four categories at the detailed level of the classification which are grouped into two categories at the broad level. There is one supplementary category for 'not stated' responses. The classification is as follows:

Indigenous:

  • Aboriginal but not Torres Strait Islander origin.
  • Torres Strait Islander but not Aboriginal origin.
  • Both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander origin.

Non-Indigenous:

  • Neither Aboriginal nor Torres Strait Islander origin.

Not stated/ inadequately described:

This category is not to be available as a valid answer to the questions but is intended for use:

  • Primarily when importing data from other data collections that do not contain mappable data.
  • Where an answer was refused.
  • Where the question was not able to be asked prior to completion of assistance because the client was unable to communicate or a person who knows the client was not available.

Only in the last two situations may the tick boxes on the questionnaire be left blank.

Relational attributes

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Has been superseded by Indigenous status code N Housing assistance, Standard 30/08/2017, Health, Standard 19/11/2015, Early Childhood, Standard 24/07/2018, Homelessness, Standard 10/08/2018, Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 01/09/2016, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standardisation pending 23/11/2015, Indigenous, Endorsed 16/10/2017, Disability, Standard 29/02/2016, Children and Families, Standard 20/01/2021, ACT Health, Final 08/08/2018, Youth Justice, Standardisation pending 10/01/2022

Data elements implementing this value domain:Help on this term

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

Person—Indigenous status, code N Housing assistance, Superseded 30/08/2017
Health, Superseded 19/11/2015
Early Childhood, Superseded 24/07/2018
Homelessness, Superseded 10/08/2018
Tasmanian Health, Archived 01/09/2016
WA Health, Endorsed 04/03/2014
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 01/11/2012
Indigenous, Archived 16/10/2017
Commonwealth Department of Health, Candidate 16/07/2015
Disability, Superseded 29/02/2016
Children and Families, Superseded 20/01/2021
Community Services (retired), Standard 25/08/2005

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