Family composition code N[NNN]
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Value Domain|
|Registration status:||Community Services (retired), Standard 27/04/2007|
|Definition:||A code set representing the composition of families within households.|
|Classification scheme:||Family, household and income unit variables (family composition) 2005|
|Maximum character length:||4|
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
Children refers to children of any age, dependent and non-dependent.
The basis of a family is formed by identifying the presence of a couple relationship, lone parent-child relationship or other blood relationship. Some households will, therefore, contain more than one family.
The classification is based on the Australian Bureau of Statistics Standards for Statistics on Families (ABS Cat. No. 1286.0) which contains a 4-level hierarchical classification. Only level 1 of this classification has been adopted for this metadata item. If individual agencies need to classify family types at a lower level of detail than specified in this metadata item (for example, if they wish to split children into dependent and non-dependent children), they should ensure that the more detailed ABS classification is used.
CODE 8 Not stated/inadequately described
This code is not for use on primary collection forms. It is primarily for use in administrative collections when transferring data from data sets where the metadata item has not been collected.
Source and reference attributes
Australian Bureau of Statistics. Family, household and income unit variables. Cat. no. 1286.0. Canberra: ABS. Viewed on 29/09/2006
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes Family type code N Community Services (retired), Superseded 27/04/2007
|Data elements implementing this value domain:|
Household—family composition, code N[NNN] Community Services (retired), Standard 27/04/2007