Target group

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Glossary Item
METeOR identifier:333455
Registration status:Community Services (retired), Standard 01/03/2005
Definition:A group of people sharing a common characteristic or set of characteristics which a particular government policy or program, or agency seeks to assist.

Collection and usage attributes

Comments:Target group is used in describing service provider agencies, in service planning and in comparing community needs and service availability. Target groups may relate to population groups or communities, families/households, individuals, organisations or labour force groups. Characteristics may include age, cultural identity, geographic location, specific needs and other relevant characteristics.

Source and reference attributes

Reference documents:Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) 2003. National classifications of community services, Version 2.0. AIHW Cat No. HWI 40. Canberra: AIHW. Reference through:

Relational attributes

Metadata items which use this glossary item:

Person—service activity type, (requested) code (NCCS v2.0) ANN{.N{.NN}} Community Services (retired), Standard 01/03/2005