Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Single/couple status|
|Registration status:||Housing assistance, Superseded 30/08/2017|
Whether or not a person identifies as being involved in a couple relationship with another household member, as represented by a code.
|Data Element Concept:||Person—household single/couple status|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||1|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
A relationship status is assigned to each member of the household, including children.
CODE 1 Single status OR couple relationship with non-household member
This code includes individuals that identify as being single, and those that are involved in a couple relationship but the partner is not a member of the household (i.e. not nominated on the tenancy agreement).
CODE 2 Couple relationship with another household member
This code includes individuals that identify as being in a couple relationship, and live in the same dwelling (i.e. both nominated as a household member on the tenancy agreement).
CODE 9 Not stated/Inadequately described
This code is not for use in primary data collections.
This item is used to determine whether overcrowding exists in a dwelling, under the Canadian National Occupancy Standard (CNOS). CNOS guidelines use age, sex and relationship status of the tenants and number of bedrooms in the dwelling, to determine whether the household is overcrowded.
The standard specifies:
• no more than two people shall share a bedroom
• parents or couples may share a bedroom
• children under 5 years, either of the same sex or opposite sex may share a bedroom
• children under 18 years of the same sex may share a bedroom
• a child aged 5 to 17 years should not share a bedroom with a child under 5 of the opposite sex
• single adults 18 years and over and any unpaired children require a separate bedroom.
If the total number of bedrooms required by a household exceeds the number of bedrooms available to the household by one or more, then the household is deemed overcrowded.
Source and reference attributes
|Steward:||Housing and Homelessness Information Management Group|
AIHW. Indigenous community housing collection manual, 2009-10.
AIHW. Public rental housing collection manual, 2009-10.
AIHW. SOMIH collection manual, 2009-10.
|Related metadata references:|
Has been superseded by Person—household single/couple status, code N Housing assistance, Superseded 10/05/2019
|Implementation in Data Set Specifications:|
All attributes +
Person (housing assistance) cluster Housing assistance, Superseded 30/08/2017
Person file cluster (Mainstream community housing) Housing assistance, Superseded 01/05/2013
Person file cluster (Mainstream community housing) Housing assistance, Superseded 30/08/2017
Relationship in household cluster (Indigenous community housing) Housing assistance, Superseded 30/08/2017