Person—religious affiliation, code (ASCRG 2005) N[NNN]
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Religious affiliation|
|Registration status:||Community Services (retired), Superseded 07/11/2012|
|Definition:||The religious group to which a person belongs or adheres, as represented by a code.|
|Data Element Concept:||Person—religious affiliation|
Value domain attributes
|Classification scheme:||Australian Standard Classification of Religious Groups 2005|
|Maximum character length:||4|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
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)
Other - please specify: . . .
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.
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes Person—religious affiliation, code (ASCRG 1996) N[NNN] Community Services (retired), Superseded 08/05/2006
Has been superseded by Person—religious affiliation, code (ASCRG 2011) N[NNN] Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 01/09/2016, Disability, Standard 13/08/2015, Community Services (retired),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