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Person—living arrangement, homelessness code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termLiving arrangement (homelessness)
METeOR identifier:Help on this term401292
Registration status:Help on this termHousing assistance, Standard 23/08/2010
Homelessness, Standard 23/08/2010
Definition:Help on this term

Whether a person from a presenting unit resides alone or lives with others, as represented by a code.

Context:Help on this term

Client support needs.

Data Element Concept:Person—living arrangement

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
1Lone person
2One parent with child(ren)
3Couple with child(ren)
4Couple without child(ren)
5Other family
6Group
Supplementary values:Help on this term
9Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

CODE 1   Lone person

This category is used to record single individuals.

CODE 2   One parent with child(ren)

This category includes step and adopted parent/child relationships.

CODE 3   Couple with child(ren)

This category includes step and adopted parent/child relationships.

CODE 4   Couple without child(ren)

This category includes couples without children.

CODE 5   Other family

This category includes all other groups with related individuals, including siblings and multi-generational families of more than two generations.

CODE 6 Group

This category includes two or more unrelated persons who live together. Boarders and lodgers are included in this category.

Source and reference attributes

Reference documents:Help on this termAustralian Bureau of Statistics, Family, Household and Income Unit Variables, Cat. No. 1286.0, 2005

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this termThis item is collected for each person from a presenting unit.
Collection methods:Help on this term

The permissible values for this data element are used to form the response categories to the question:

"Which category below best describes your living arrangements?"

Relational attributes

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
All attributes +

Specialist Homelessness Services NMDS 2011 Housing assistance, Superseded 01/05/2013
Homelessness, Superseded 01/05/2013

DSS specific attributes +

Specialist Homelessness Services NMDS 2012-13 Housing assistance, Superseded 01/05/2013
Homelessness, Superseded 01/05/2013

DSS specific attributes +

Specialist Homelessness Services NMDS 2013-14 Housing assistance, Superseded 26/08/2014
Homelessness, Superseded 26/08/2014

DSS specific attributes +

Specialist Homelessness Services NMDS 2014-15 Housing assistance, Superseded 24/11/2016
Homelessness, Superseded 24/11/2016

DSS specific attributes +

Specialist Homelessness Services NMDS 2015-17 Homelessness, Superseded 24/11/2016

DSS specific attributes +

Specialist Homelessness Services NMDS 2017-19 Homelessness, Superseded 10/08/2018

DSS specific attributes +

Specialist Homelessness Services NMDS 2019- Homelessness, Standard 10/08/2018

DSS specific attributes +
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