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Household—principal source of cash income

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element Concept
Synonymous names:Help on this termPrincipal household income
METeOR identifier:Help on this term462752
Registration status:Help on this termHousing assistance, Superseded 30/08/2017
Definition:Help on this term

The source from which a household derives the greatest proportion of its cash income.

Object Class attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Object class:Household
Definition:Help on this term

A group of two or more related or unrelated people who usually reside in the same dwelling, and who make common provision for food or other essentials for living; or a single person living in a dwelling who makes provision for his or her own food and other essentials for living, without combining with any other person.

Context:Help on this term

Together with family, household is considered one of the basic groups of social aggregation. Information on household numbers and composition aids in identifying groups within the population such as Indigenous households or the number of people living alone.

Specialisation of:Help on this termPerson/group of persons

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

For housing data collections, the number of tenancy agreements is a practical proxy for calculating the number of households receiving housing assistance.

The persons in the group may pool their incomes and have a common budget to a greater or lesser extent: they may be related or unrelated persons, or a combination of both.

Only usual residents of the household are included as members of the household. Visitors to a household are, by definition, excluded from the household.

Source and reference attributes

Origin:Help on this term

CSHA Public rental housing data manual 2001-02

 

Property attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Property:Principal source of cash income
Definition:Help on this termThe main source from which cash income is derived.
Property group:Help on this termFinancial characteristics

Collection and usage attributes

Comments:Help on this termThis property relates to a cash income, as opposed to all income that includes income in kind (e.g. barter for goods or services etc).

Source and reference attributes

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

Data element concept attributes

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Has been superseded by Household—principal source of cash income Housing assistance, Standard 30/08/2017

Data Elements implementing this Data Element Concept:Help on this term

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

Household—principal source of cash income, community housing code N Housing assistance, Superseded 30/08/2017

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