Adoptive family composition type code N[N]

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Value Domain
METeOR identifier:468197
Registration status:Community Services (retired), Standard 20/05/2013

A code set representing the sibling composition of the family into which a child is adopted.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Code
Data type:Number
Maximum character length:2
Permissible values:
1No other children in family
2Biological children only
3Adopted children only
4Both biological and adopted children
Supplementary values:
99Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

CODE 2  Biological children only

A child is considered 'biological' if he/she is the biological child of at least one of the parents.

CODE 8  Other

'Other' includes families with foster children or other non-biological and non-adopted children.

CODE 9  Unknown

'Unknown' includes families for whom family composition can not be reported.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Steward:Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Has been superseded by Adoptive family composition type code N[N] Children and Families, Standard 22/11/2016

Data elements implementing this value domain:

Adoptive family—sibling composition, type code N[N] Community Services (retired), Standard 20/05/2013