Service provider organisation—number of clients, total people N[NNNN]

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Number of clients
Synonymous names:Number of service users
METeOR identifier:321271
Registration status:Indigenous, Endorsed 16/09/2014
Disability, Standard 07/10/2014
Community Services (retired), Standard 27/04/2007
Definition:

The total number of clients receiving services or care from an agency or organisation.

Data Element Concept:Service provider organisation—number of clients

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Total
Data type:Number
Format:N[NNNN]
Maximum character length:5
Unit of measure:Person

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

Each client receiving a service during the reporting period should be counted only once, regardless of the number of times they accessed the service in that time period.

This data item refers to the number of clients receiving services, not those 'on the books', 'on waiting lists', number of 'beds' or 'places'.

Comments:

The information is needed to provide a basic count of people accessing services, and will relate to population data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) to help in assessing met and unmet need.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

CSTDA NMDS Network. 

Origin:

Commonwealth State/Territory Disability Agreement National Minimum Data Set (CSTDA NMDS) collection. Data Guide: data items and definitions 2006-07. 

Relational attributes

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:
All attributes +

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health-care services client numbers cluster Indigenous, Endorsed 16/09/2014

DSS specific attributes +

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander standalone substance use service client numbers cluster Indigenous, Endorsed 07/12/2017

DSS specific attributes +

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander standalone substance use service non-residential/follow-up/aftercare client numbers cluster Indigenous, Endorsed 07/12/2017

DSS specific attributes +

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander standalone substance use service residential treatment/rehabilitation client numbers cluster Indigenous, Endorsed 07/12/2017

DSS specific attributes +

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander standalone substance use service residential treatment/rehabilitation length of stay cluster Indigenous, Endorsed 07/12/2017

DSS specific attributes +

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander standalone substance use service sobering-up/residential respite/short-term care client numbers cluster Indigenous, Endorsed 07/12/2017

DSS specific attributes +

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander standalone substance use services client numbers cluster Indigenous, Archived 07/12/2017

DSS specific attributes +

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander standalone substance use services non-residential/follow-up/aftercare client numbers cluster Indigenous, Archived 07/12/2017

DSS specific attributes +

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander standalone substance use services residential treatment/rehabilitation client numbers cluster Indigenous, Archived 07/12/2017

DSS specific attributes +

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander standalone substance use services residential treatment/rehabilitation length of stay cluster Indigenous, Archived 07/12/2017

DSS specific attributes +

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander standalone substance use services residential treatment/rehabilitation length of stay cluster Indigenous, Endorsed 07/12/2017

DSS specific attributes +

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander standalone substance use services sobering-up/residential respite/short-term care client numbers cluster Indigenous, Endorsed 16/09/2014

DSS specific attributes +

Bringing them Home/Link Up Counselling Program client numbers cluster Indigenous, Endorsed 16/09/2014

DSS specific attributes +

Commonwealth State/Territory Disability Agreement NMDS (July 2008) Community Services (retired), Superseded 11/11/2009

DSS specific attributes +

Commonwealth State/Territory Disability Agreement NMDS - 1 July 2006 Community Services (retired), Superseded 14/12/2008

DSS specific attributes +

Disability Services NMDS 2009-10 Community Services (retired), Superseded 15/12/2011

DSS specific attributes +

Disability Services NMDS 2010-11 Community Services (retired), Superseded 15/12/2011

DSS specific attributes +

Disability Services NMDS 2011-12 Community Services (retired), Superseded 13/03/2013

DSS specific attributes +

Disability Services NMDS 2012-14 Community Services (retired), Standard 13/03/2013

DSS specific attributes +

Disability Services NMDS 2014-15 Disability, Superseded 29/02/2016
Community Services (retired), Proposed 23/04/2014

DSS specific attributes +