Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Religious affiliation|
|Registration status:||Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 01/09/2016|
Disability, Standard 13/08/2015
Community Services (retired), Standard 30/09/2012
|Definition:||The religious group to which a person belongs or adheres, as represented by a code.|
|Data Element Concept:||Person—religious affiliation|
Value domain attributes
|Classification scheme:||Australian Standard Classification of Religious Groups 2011|
|Maximum character length:||4|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
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)
Other - please specify: . . .
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.
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes Person—religious affiliation, code (ASCRG 2005) N[NNN] Community Services (retired), Superseded 07/11/2012
|Implementation in Data Set Specifications:|
All attributes +
Cultural and language diversity cluster Disability, Standard 13/08/2015
Tasmanian Demographics Data Set - 2016 Tasmanian Health, Archived 05/07/2017
Tasmanian Demographics Data Set - 2017 Tasmanian Health, Archived 10/01/2018
Tasmanian Demographics Data Set - 2018 Tasmanian Health, Archived 05/04/2019
Tasmanian Demographics Data Set - 2019 Tasmanian Health, Archived 17/06/2020
Tasmanian Demographics Data Set - 2020 Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 15/06/2020