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Household—gross income (annual), dollar range code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termHousehold annual gross income range
METeOR identifier:Help on this term290737
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 04/05/2005
Definition:Help on this termThe value of gross annual income from all sources (before deductions for income tax, superannuation, etc.) for all household members as represented by a dollar range code.
Context:Help on this termGross household income ranges are used as an indicator of the economic status of the household.
Data Element Concept:Household—gross income

Value domain attributes

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
1Less than $ 20,000
2$ 20,001-$ 30,000
3$ 30,001-$ 50,000
4$ 50,001 - $ 100,000
5More than $ 100,000
Supplementary values:Help on this term
6Don't know/not sure
7Not stated

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

The main components of gross income are:

  • current usual wages and salary;
  • income derived from self-employment;
  • government pensions, benefits and allowances; and
  • other income comprising investments (including interest, dividends, royalties and rent) and other regular income (including superannuation, private scholarships received in cash, workers' compensation, accident compensation, maintenance or alimony, and any other allowances regularly received).

Gross income is regarded as all receipts which are received regularly and are of a recurring nature. Certain receipts such as lump sum receipts, windfall gains and withdrawals from savings are not considered to conform to these criteria and are not included as income.

Please note that this data element is not consistent with the ABS standards for cash income.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termNational Public Health Information Working Group
Reference documents:Help on this term

Refer to the ABS website Statistical Standards/Standards for Social, Labour and Demographic Variables/Cash Income Variables:

1200.0 - Standards for Social, Labour and Demographic Variables, 1999


Relational attributes

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Computer Assisted Telephone Interview demographic module DSS Health, Superseded 03/12/2008

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Computer Assisted Telephone Interview demographic module NBPDS Health, Standard 03/12/2008

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