Person—age

Metadata item type:Data Element Concept
METeOR identifier:290402
Registration status:Housing assistance, Standard 17/06/2005
Health, Standard 04/05/2005
Early Childhood, Standard 21/05/2010
Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 05/09/2016
WA Health, Endorsed 06/03/2014
Indigenous, Endorsed 13/03/2015
Commonwealth Department of Health, Candidate 16/09/2016
Children and Families, Standard 22/11/2016
Community Services (retired), Standard 04/05/2005
National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
Definition:The age of the person.
Context:Age is a core data element in a wide range of social, labour and demographic statistics.

Object Class attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Object class:Person
Definition:

A human being.

Collection and usage attributes

Comments:

Prior to 13 March 2018, the definition of the ‘Person’ Object class was ‘A human being, whether man, woman or child’. From 13 March 2018, the definition was edited by removing the words ‘…whether man, woman or child’ so that a person is defined as ‘A human being’. This amendment was undertaken to align the definition of a person with the Australian Government Guidelines on the Recognition of Sex and Gender and the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Standard for Sex and Gender Variables, which recognise that there are sex and gender types that are not exclusively male or female.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Origin:

Macquarie University 2003. The Macquarie Dictionary 3rd ed. Sydney: The Macquarie Library Pty. Ltd

Reference documents:

Attorney-General's Department 2015. Australian Government Guidelines on the Recognition of Sex and Gender. Viewed 26 July 2016, https://www.ag.gov.au/Publications/Pages/
AustralianGovernmentGuidelines
ontheRecognitionofSexandGender.aspx

ABS (Australian Bureau of Statistics) 2016. Standard for Sex and Gender Variables, 2016. ABS Cat. no. 1200.0.55.012. Canberra: ABS. Viewed 26 July 2016, http://abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/
Lookup/1200.0.55.012
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Property attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Property:Age
Definition:The length of life or existence.
Property group:Physical characteristics

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Origin:Macquarie University 2003. The Macquarie Dictionary 3rd ed. Sydney: The Macquarie Library Pty Ltd

Data element concept attributes

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Supersedes Person—age (community services) Community Services (retired), Superseded 04/05/2005

Data Elements implementing this Data Element Concept:

Person—age (community services), total years N[NN] Community Services (retired), Superseded 30/09/2005

Person—age, total years N[NN] Health, Superseded 08/02/2006

Person—age, total years N[NN] Housing assistance, Standard 10/02/2006
Health, Standard 08/02/2006
Early Childhood, Standard 21/05/2010
Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 05/09/2016
WA Health, Endorsed 04/03/2014
Indigenous, Endorsed 13/03/2015
Commonwealth Department of Health, Candidate 16/09/2016
Children and Families, Standard 22/11/2016
Community Services (retired), Standard 29/04/2006
National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016