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Person—religious affiliation, code (ASCRG 2011) N[NNN]

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termReligious affiliation
METeOR identifier:Help on this term493242
Registration status:Help on this termTasmanian Health, Endorsed 01/09/2016
Disability, Standard 13/08/2015
Community Services (retired), Standard 30/09/2012
Definition:Help on this termThe religious group to which a person belongs or adheres, as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Person—religious affiliation

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Representational attributes

Classification scheme:Australian Standard Classification of Religious Groups 2011
Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN[NNN]
Maximum character length:Help on this term4

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

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It is essential that where this question is asked, it be clearly marked as optional.

The following question is recommended.

Q1. What is your / the person's / (name)'s religion? (Answering this question is OPTIONAL.)

For example, Salvation Army, Hinduism, Judaism or Humanism.

If no religion, mark last option.

Catholic (not Eastern Churches)

Anglican (Church of England)

Uniting Church



Greek Orthodox




Other - please specify: . . .

No religion

While agencies are encouraged to use the recommended question described above, it is acknowledged that this is not always possible in practice. For example, where the data collection is a by-product of the provision of a health or community service, the information may be ascertained using different means. However, the recommended question should be used wherever practically possible.

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Supersedes Person—religious affiliation, code (ASCRG 2005) N[NNN] Community Services (retired), Superseded 07/11/2012

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
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Cultural and language diversity cluster Disability, Standard 13/08/2015
Community Services (retired), Standard 10/04/2013

Tasmanian Demographics Data Set - 2016 Tasmanian Health, Archived 05/07/2017

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