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Household—gross income (weekly), total Australian currency N[NNNNN].NN

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termHousehold weekly gross income
METeOR identifier:Help on this term452645
Registration status:Help on this termHousing assistance, Superseded 30/08/2017
Definition:Help on this termThe gross weekly income from all sources for all household members, expressed in dollars and cents.
Data Element Concept:Household—gross income

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termTotal
Data type:Help on this termCurrency
Format:Help on this termN[NNNNN].NN
Maximum character length:Help on this term8
Unit of measure:Help on this termAustralian currency (AU$)
Unit of measure precision:Help on this term2

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

This value domain must be expressed to two decimal places. Where there is a dollar value and no cent value, the cents must be expressed as .00 (e.g. 100.00).

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

The main components of gross income are:

  • current usual wages and salary
  • income derived from self-employment
  • government pensions, benefits and allowances
  • other income comprising investments (including interest, dividends, royalties and rent) and other regular income (including superannuation, private scholarships received in cash, workers' compensation, accident compensation, maintenance or alimony, and any other allowances regularly received).

Gross income is regarded as all receipts which are received regularly and are of a recurring nature. Certain receipts such as lump sum receipts, windfall gains and withdrawals from savings are not considered to conform to these criteria and are not included as income.

Please note that this data element is not consistent with the ABS standards for cash income.

Source and reference attributes

Steward:Help on this termHousing and Homelessness Information Management Group
Reference documents:Help on this term

Refer to the ABS website Statistical Standards/Standards for Social, Labour and Demographic Variables/Cash Income Variables:

1200.0 - Standards for Social, Labour and Demographic Variables, 1999

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Has been superseded by Household—gross weekly income, total Australian currency N[NNNNN].NN Housing assistance, Standard 30/08/2017

See also Household—principal source of cash income, (housing assistance) code N[.N.N] Housing assistance, Superseded 30/08/2017

See also Household—principal source of cash income, housing assistance code N[.N.N] Housing assistance, Standard 30/08/2017

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
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Home purchase assistance DSS 2011-12 Housing assistance, Superseded 03/07/2014

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DSS specific attributes +

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DSS specific attributes +

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DSS specific attributes +

Private rent assistance DSS 2010-11 Housing assistance, Superseded 01/05/2013

DSS specific attributes +

Private rent assistance DSS 2011-12 Housing assistance, Superseded 26/08/2014

DSS specific attributes +

Private rent assistance DSS 2012-13 Housing assistance, Superseded 30/08/2017

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DSS specific attributes +

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DSS specific attributes +
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