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Household composition code N{.N}

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termValue Domain
METeOR identifier:Help on this term301751
Registration status:Help on this termHousing assistance, Standard 10/02/2006
Definition:Help on this termA code set representing a composition of a household.

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
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
1Family
1.1Sole parent with dependant(s) only
1.2Couple only
1.3Couple with dependant(s) only
1.4Family (with other family member(s) present)
1.5Family (with non-related member(s) present)
2Non family
2.1Single (person living alone)
2.2Group (unrelated adults)
Supplementary values:Help on this term
9Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

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A household should at least contain a member that is 16 years of age or more. If a household does not contain at least one member 16 years of age or over, it should be classified as Unknown.

A dependant is defined as someone who lives in the primary care of parent(s), carer or guardian, is aged 24 years and under and:
• is studying full-time (ages 5 and over); and/or
• is not in receipt of a pension, payment or benefit (e.g. Youth Allowance) or a Prescribed Education Scheme payment (e.g. ABSTUDY); and/or
• has an annual income of no more than the amount specified by Centrelink for basic eligibility for Family Tax Benefit Part A.

A family is defined as two or more persons, one of whom is at least 15 years of age, who are related by blood, marriage (registered or defacto), adoption, step or fostering, and who are usually resident in the same household.

Code 1.5. Family (with non-related member(s) present): Can include people who are not related to the primary family, but are a family themselves.

Code 9. Not stated/inadequately described:  Includes not available, not collected, not classifiable, not stated, and inadequately described.

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Supersedes Household composition code N{.N} Housing assistance, Superseded 10/02/2006

Has been superseded by Housing assistance household composition code N Housing assistance, Superseded 30/08/2017

Data elements implementing this value domain:Help on this term

Household—household composition, code N{.N} Housing assistance, Superseded 04/06/2013

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