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Person—source of cash income (all), code NNNN

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termSources of income
METeOR identifier:Help on this term408120
Registration status:Help on this termHousing assistance, Standard 23/08/2010
Homelessness, Standard 23/08/2010
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The source(s) from which a person derives any part of his/her income, as represented by a code.

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This data element is an indicator of the needs and circumstances of individuals and may be used in assessment of income equity.

Data Element Concept:Person—source of cash income (all)

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Classification scheme:Australian Classification for Source of Income 2010
Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termNNNN
Maximum character length:Help on this term4
Permissible values:Help on this term

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare.

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

All sources of cash income are included in this concept.

Cash income may be received from employment (Employee cash income), as a profit or loss from an unincorporated enterprise (Unincorporated business cash income), from the ownership of assets (Property cash income). Income may also be derived from current transfers from government (pensions and benefits) or from private sources, such as superannuation funds. An individual may receive cash income from more than one source.

Excluded from this concept is income in kind e.g. barter for goods or services.

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If the person has multiple sources of income, all sources should be counted.

This question is not asked of persons aged less than 15 years because they are generally dependants.

The 4-digit level is detailed below, including two supplementary codes:

Detailed (four-digit) level of sources of cash income

1101 Employee income

2101 Unincorporated business income

3101 Age pension

3102 Newstart Allowance

3103 Service pension (DVA)

3104 Disability support pension (Centrelink)

3105 Wife Pension

3106 Sickness allowance

3107 Widow Allowance (Centrelink)

3108 Special Benefit

3109 Partner Allowance

3110 Carer Payment

3111 Family Tax Benefit

3112 War Widow(er)'s Pension (Including income support supplement) (DVA)

3113 Disability Pension (DVA)

3114 Parenting Payment

3115 Carer Allowance

3116 Youth allowance

3117 Austudy/ABSTUDY

3118 Pensions and allowances from overseas governments 

3199 Other Government pensions and allowances nec (not elsewhere classified)

9101 Interest

9102 Dividends

9103 Rent

9104 Royalties

9199 Investment income nec

9201 Superannuation pensions and annuities

9301 Workers' compensation

9302 Payments from accident/sickness insurance

9303 Transfers from other households

9304 Scholarships

9399 Other current transfers nec

9499 Other income nec

8888 Nil income

9999 Not stated/not known/inadequately described

Relational attributes

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See also Person—main source of income Disability, Standard 28/09/2016

See also Person—source of cash income (principal) Housing assistance, Standard 10/02/2006, Disability, Superseded 28/09/2016, Community Services (retired), Standard 29/04/2006

See also Person—source of cash income (principal), code N Community Services (retired), Standard 29/04/2006

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 +
Implementation in Indicators:Help on this termUsed as numerator
National Disability Agreement: c(1)-Proportion of Disability Support Pension recipients who report earnings, 2013 Disability, Standard 13/08/2015
Community Services (retired), Standard 23/05/2013
National Disability Agreement: c(2)-Proportion of Newstart and Youth Allowance recipients with disability and an assessed future work capacity of 0-29 hours per week who report earnings, 2013 Disability, Standard 13/08/2015
Community Services (retired), Standard 23/05/2013
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