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Birth mother—marital status, code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termBirth mother marital status
METeOR identifier:Help on this term468508
Registration status:Help on this termCommunity Services (retired), Standard 20/05/2013
Definition:Help on this termThe marital status of the birth (biological) mother of a child at the time of the child's birth, as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Birth mother—marital status

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
1Never married
2Widowed
3Divorced
4Separated
5Married (registered and de facto)
Supplementary values:Help on this term
6Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

Refers to the current marital status of a person.

CODE 2     Widowed

This code usually refers to registered marriages but when self-reported may also refer to de facto marriages.

CODE 4     Separated

This code refers to registered marriages but when self-reported may also refer to de facto marriages.

CODE 5     Married (registered and de facto)

Includes people who have been divorced or widowed but have since re-married, and should be generally accepted as applicable to all de facto couples, including of the same sex.

CODE 6     Not stated/inadequately described

This code is not for use on primary collection forms. It is primarily for use in administrative collections when transferring data from data sets where the item has not been collected.

Source and reference attributes

Origin:Help on this term

The ABS standards for the collection of Social and Registered marital status appear on the ABS Website. Australian Bureau of Statistics. Family, household and income unit variables. Cat. no. 1286.0. Canberra: ABS.

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this termMarital status of the birth mother is at the time the child was born.

Relational attributes

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

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

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