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Household—low income status, code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termLow income status
METeOR identifier:Help on this term302506
Registration status:Help on this termHousing assistance, Retired 01/05/2013
Definition:Help on this termThe low income status of a household receiving housing assistance, as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Household—low income status

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
ValueMeaning
1Low income A
2Low income B
3Not low income
Supplementary values:Help on this term
9Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

The household income cut off measures used for this metadata item have been developed in relation to statutory government income support payments.

Code 1. The Low income A:

Income equivalent to or below 100% of the government income support benefits at the pensioner rate. The pensioner (single & couple) benefit rate has been selected as the low income A household cut-off measure, as pension rates are higher than allowance rates (e.g. unemployment benefits). The selection of the higher benefit rate should allow all persons receiving up to or equivalent to 100% government income support benefits (e.g. pensioners, unemployed, youth allowance, etc.) to be captured within the low income A household cut-off measure.

It should be noted that this group might include some income earners, provided their total income is not greater than 100% of the pensioner rate of government income support benefits. This is especially likely for young people who are working, as the government allowance rates for young people are lower than those for pensioners and young people would need to be employed to have an equivalent income.

Code 2. Low income B:

Income above 100% of government income support benefits at the pensioner rate but not greater than the cut-off for receiving this benefit. In practice it is the maximum income level at which you can receive a part pension or (for households with dependent children) more than the base rate of Family Tax Benefit Part A.

Data element attributes

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

National Housing Data Development Committee

Origin:Help on this termCommonwealth State Housing Agreement (CSHA) Public Rental Housing data manual 1999-2000

Relational attributes

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Supersedes Household—low income status, code N Housing assistance, Superseded 10/02/2006

See also Household—principal source of cash income, (housing assistance) code N[.N.N] Housing assistance, Superseded 30/08/2017

See also Household—principal source of cash income, housing assistance code N[.N.N] Housing assistance, Standard 30/08/2017

See also Person—gross income (weekly), total Australian currency N[NNNNN].NN Housing assistance, Superseded 30/08/2017, Disability, Standard 13/08/2015, Community Services (retired), Standard 06/02/2012

See also Person—gross weekly income, total Australian currency N[NNNNN].NN Housing assistance, Standard 30/08/2017

See also Person—source of cash income (principal)(housing assistance), code N{.N.N} Housing assistance, Superseded 01/05/2013

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