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Household—gross income (annual), ten thousand dollar range code N[N]

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termHousehold annual gross income range ($ 10,000 range)
METeOR identifier:Help on this term290742
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 04/05/2005
Definition:Help on this term

The value of gross annual income from all sources (before deductions for income tax, superannuation, etc.) for all household members as represented by a ten thousand dollar range code.

Context:Help on this term

Gross household income ($ 10,000 ranges) is 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[N]
Maximum character length:Help on this term2
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ValueMeaning
1Less than $ 10,000
2$ 10,000 - $ 20,000
3$ 20,001 - $ 30,000
4$ 30,001 - $ 40,000
5$ 40,001 - $ 50,000
6$ 50,001 - $ 60,000
7$ 60,001 - $ 70,000
8$ 70,001 - $ 80,000
9$ 80,001 - $ 90,000
10$ 90,001 - $ 100,000
11More than $ 100,000
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12Don't know / not sure
13Not 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. 

Refer to the ABS website Standards for Social, Labour and Demographic Variables/Cash Income Variables:
 1200.0 - Standards for Social, Labour and Demographic Variables, 1999

Source and reference attributes

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

Relational attributes

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
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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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