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Person—religious affiliation, code (ASCRG 2005) N[NNN]

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termReligious affiliation
METeOR identifier:Help on this term334326
Registration status:Help on this termCommunity Services (retired), Superseded 07/11/2012
Definition:Help on this termThe religious group to which a person belongs or adheres, as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Person—religious affiliation

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Classification scheme:Australian Standard Classification of Religious Groups 2005
Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN[NNN]
Maximum character length:Help on this term4

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

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It is essential that where this question is asked, it be clearly marked as optional.

The following question is recommended.

Q1. What is your / the person's / (name)'s religion? (Answering this question is OPTIONAL.)

For example, Salvation Army, Hinduism, Judaism or Humanism.

If no religion, mark last option.

Catholic (not Eastern Churches)

Anglican (Church of England)

Uniting Church



Greek Orthodox




Other - please specify: . . .

No religion

While agencies are encouraged to use the recommended question described above, it is acknowledged that this is not always possible in practice. For example, where the data collection is a by-product of the provision of a health or community service, the information may be ascertained using different means. However, the recommended question should be used wherever practically possible.

Relational attributes

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Supersedes Person—religious affiliation, code (ASCRG 1996) N[NNN] Community Services (retired), Superseded 08/05/2006

Has been superseded by Person—religious affiliation, code (ASCRG 2011) N[NNN] Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 01/09/2016, Disability, Standard 13/08/2015, Community Services (retired), Standard 30/09/2012

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