Person—age, total years N[NN]

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Age
Synonymous names:Age
METeOR identifier:290420
Registration status:Health, Superseded 08/02/2006
Definition:The age of the person in (completed) years.
Data Element Concept:Person—age

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Total
Data type:Number
Format:N[NN]
Maximum character length:3
Supplementary values:
ValueMeaning
999Unknown/not stated
Unit of measure:Year

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

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:

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:National Public Health Information Working Group
Origin:ABS, Statistical Concepts Library, Standards for Social, Labour and Demographic Variables.
Reference documents:Reference 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:

Has been superseded by Person—age, total years N[NN] Housing assistance, Standard 10/02/2006, Health, Standard 08/02/2006, Early Childhood, Standard 21/05/2010, Tasmanian Health,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:Used 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