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Adoptive family—sibling composition, type code N[N]

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termAdoptive family sibling composition
METeOR identifier:Help on this term468209
Registration status:Help on this termCommunity Services (retired), Standard 20/05/2013
Definition:Help on this term

The sibling composition of the family into which a child is adopted, as represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Adoptive family—sibling composition

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN[N]
Maximum character length:Help on this term2
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
1No other children in family
2Biological children only
3Adopted children only
4Both biological and adopted children
8Other
9Unknown
Supplementary values:Help on this term
99Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

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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:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Steward:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

Family composition is at the time of the placement of the adopted child in to the adoptive family.

If a family adopted more than one child during the reporting period, the family should be counted separately for each adoption. This includes multiple and serial adoptions.

The composition of an adoptive family includes both resident and non-resident children. Jurisdictions that do not collect data on non-resident children, should include a note to this effect.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Steward:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare

Relational attributes

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See also Adoptive family—other sibling composition, text X[X(199)] Community Services (retired), Standard 20/05/2013

Has been superseded by Adoptive family—sibling composition, type code N[N] Children and Families, Standard 22/11/2016

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Adoptions DSS 2011-13 Community Services (retired), Standard 20/05/2013

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