Person—Estimated resident population of Australia

Metadata item type:Data Element Concept
METeOR identifier:397725
Registration status:Health, Standard 04/08/2016
Early Childhood, Standard 21/05/2010
Community Services (retired), Standard 21/05/2010
National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
Definition:The official measure of the population of Australia.

Object Class attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Object class:Person
Definition:

A human being.

Collection and usage attributes

Comments:

Prior to 13 March 2018, the definition of the ‘Person’ Object class was ‘A human being, whether man, woman or child’. From 13 March 2018, the definition was edited by removing the words ‘…whether man, woman or child’ so that a person is defined as ‘A human being’. This amendment was undertaken to align the definition of a person with the Australian Government Guidelines on the Recognition of Sex and Gender and the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Standard for Sex and Gender Variables, which recognise that there are sex and gender types that are not exclusively male or female.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Origin:

Macquarie University 2003. The Macquarie Dictionary 3rd ed. Sydney: The Macquarie Library Pty. Ltd

Reference documents:

Attorney-General's Department 2015. Australian Government Guidelines on the Recognition of Sex and Gender. Viewed 26 July 2016, https://www.ag.gov.au/Publications/Pages/
AustralianGovernmentGuidelines
ontheRecognitionofSexandGender.aspx

ABS (Australian Bureau of Statistics) 2016. Standard for Sex and Gender Variables, 2016. ABS Cat. no. 1200.0.55.012. Canberra: ABS. Viewed 26 July 2016, http://abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/
Lookup/1200.0.55.012
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Property attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Property:Estimated resident population of Australia
Definition:The official measure of the population of Australia.
Property group:Location characteristics

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Data element concept attributes

Relational attributes

Data Elements implementing this Data Element Concept:

Person—estimated resident population of Australia, total people N[N(7)] Health, Standard 04/08/2016
Early Childhood, Standard 21/05/2010
Community Services (retired), Standard 21/05/2010
National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016