Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Classification Scheme|
|Registration status:||Housing assistance, Standard 23/08/2010|
Homelessness, Superseded 10/08/2018
Disability, Standard 13/08/2015
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) classification for sources from which persons, income units, families and households receive income. 'Sources of income' applies to all persons, income units, families and households reporting a value for 'Total income' in surveys.
The classification is a three level hierarchal classification that groups sources of income at the broad, narrow and detailed levels.
At the broad, or top, level of the classification for 'Total income', the income components are grouped according to whether they are received from:
At the narrow, or second, level of the classification, 'Any other source' is classified according to whether income is received from:
At the detailed, or third, level of the classification, investment income, government pensions and allowances and other current transfers are further broken down into their component groupings.
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
An individual may receive income from more than one source. 'Total income' is the sum of the following income components, before income tax and the Medicare Levy are taken out:
Source and reference attributes
Australian Bureau of Statistics 2010. Standards for Income Variables, 2010 Cat no. 1287.0 Canberra: ABS. Viewed 2 August 2010.
If you require further information about this classification please email: email@example.com or telephone the Standards Support Hotline on (02) 6252 5736.
|Related metadata references:|
Has been superseded by Australian Classification for Sources of Income 2015 Homelessness, Standard 10/08/2018
|Value Domains based on this classification scheme:|
Sources of income code NNNN Housing assistance, Standard 23/08/2010