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Person—age, total years N[NN]

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termAge
Synonymous names:Help on this termAge
METeOR identifier:Help on this term290420
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 08/02/2006
Definition:Help on this termThe age of the person in (completed) years.

Data element concept attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Data element concept:Person—age
METeOR identifier:Help on this term290402
Registration status:Help on this termHousing 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:Help on this termThe age of the person.
Context:Help on this termAge is a core data element in a wide range of social, labour and demographic statistics.
Object class:Help on this termPerson
Property:Help on this termAge

Value domain attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Value domain:Total years N[NN]
METeOR identifier:Help on this term290412
Registration status:Help on this termHousing assistance, Standard 29/08/2005
Health, Standard 04/05/2005
Early Childhood, Standard 21/05/2010
Tasmanian Health, Proposed 28/09/2011
WA Health, Endorsed 06/03/2014
Indigenous, Endorsed 13/03/2015
Commonwealth Department of Health, Candidate 16/09/2016
Disability, Standard 13/08/2015
Children and Families, Standard 22/11/2016
Community Services (retired), Standard 04/05/2005
National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
Definition:Help on this termTotal number of completed years.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termTotal
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN[NN]
Maximum character length:Help on this term3
Supplementary values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
999Unknown/not stated
Unit of measure:Help on this termYear

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

Age in single years (if aged under one year, record as zero).

If age (or date of birth) is unknown or not stated, and cannot be estimated, use Code 999.

Collection methods:Help on this term

Although collection of date of birth allows more precise calculation of age, this may not be feasible in some data collections, and alternative questions are: Age last birthday?

What was ....... age last birthday?

What is .......... age in complete years?

If collecting age in single years is not possible, age may be collected as a range. Refer to the data element Person—age range, code NN

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termNational Public Health Information Working Group
Origin:Help on this termABS, Statistical Concepts Library, Standards for Social, Labour and Demographic Variables.
Reference documents:Help on this termReference through: http://www.abs.gov.au/Ausstats/abs@.nsf/StatsLibrary and choose, Other ABS Statistical Standards, Standards for Social, Labour and Demographic Variables, Demographic Variables, Age.

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Has been superseded by 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

Implementation in Indicators:Help on this termUsed as numerator
National Disability Agreement: b(1)-Proportion of people with disability who had face-to-face contact with ex-household family or friends in the previous week, 2013 Disability, Standard 13/08/2015
Community Services (retired), Standard 23/05/2013
National Disability Agreement: b(1)-Proportion of people with disability who participate in social and community activities, 2011 Community Services (retired), Superseded 05/03/2012
National Disability Agreement: b(1)-Proportion of people with disability who participate in social and community activities, 2012 Community Services (retired), Superseded 23/05/2013
National Disability Agreement: b(2)-Proportion of people with disability who participate in social and community activities, 2012 Community Services (retired), Superseded 23/05/2013
National Disability Agreement: b(3)-Proportion of people with disability who participate in social and community activities, 2012 Community Services (retired), Superseded 23/05/2013
Used as denominator
National Disability Agreement: b(1)-Proportion of people with disability who had face-to-face contact with ex-household family or friends in the previous week, 2013 Disability, Standard 13/08/2015
Community Services (retired), Standard 23/05/2013
National Disability Agreement: b(1)-Proportion of people with disability who participate in social and community activities, 2011 Community Services (retired), Superseded 05/03/2012
National Disability Agreement: b(1)-Proportion of people with disability who participate in social and community activities, 2012 Community Services (retired), Superseded 23/05/2013
National Disability Agreement: b(2)-Proportion of people with disability who participate in social and community activities, 2012 Community Services (retired), Superseded 23/05/2013
National Disability Agreement: b(3)-Proportion of people with disability who participate in social and community activities, 2012 Community Services (retired), Superseded 23/05/2013
National Disability Agreement: j-Proportion of people with disability receiving income support, 2011 Community Services (retired), Superseded 05/03/2012
National Disability Agreement: j-Proportion of people with disability receiving income support, 2012 Community Services (retired), Superseded 23/05/2013
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