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Person—source of cash income (all), housing assistance code N[.N.N.N]

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termSources of income (housing)
METeOR identifier:Help on this term513378
Registration status:Help on this termHousing assistance, Standard 01/05/2013
Definition:Help on this term

The source(s) from which a housing assistance client derives any part of his/her income, as represented by a code.

Context:Help on this term

This data element is an indicator of the needs and circumstances of individuals and may be used in assessment of income equity.

Data Element Concept:Person—source of cash income (all)

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN[.N.N.N]
Maximum character length:Help on this term4
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
1Employee cash income
2Unincorporated business income
3.1.1Youth allowance
3.1.2Newstart allowance
3.1.3Other allowances for students and the unemployed
3.2.1Age pension
3.2.2Disability Support pension
3.2.3Other Centrelink pensions/allowances for the aged and people with disability
3.3.1Family Tax Benefit (Parts A and B)
3.3.2.1Parenting Payment - partnered
3.3.2.2Parenting Payment - single
3.3.3Double Orphan Pension
3.3.4Wife Pension
3.3.5Widow B Pension
3.3.6Bereavement Allowance
3.3.8Carer Payment
3.3.9Carer Allowance
3.3.10Carer Supplement
3.3.11Partner Allowance
3.3.12Widow Allowance
3.3.13CDEP Participant Supplement
3.3.14Special Benefit
3.3.15Service pension (DVA)
3.3.16Disability pension (DVA)
3.3.17War widow's pension (DVA)
3.3.18Pensions and allowances from overseas governments
3.3.19Other government cash pensions and allowances
4Other cash income (e.g. superannuation, compensation)
5Nil Income
Supplementary values:Help on this term
9Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

Comments:Help on this term

This value domain does not follow the standard ABS classification codeset, and is not recommended for wider use. 

Source and reference attributes

Origin:Help on this termAustralian Bureau of Statistics. 1997. Standards for Social, Labour and Demographic Variables. Viewed June 1, 2012.

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

All sources of cash income are included in this concept.

Cash income may be received from employment (Employee cash income), as a profit or loss from an unincorporated enterprise (Unincorporated business cash income), from the ownership of assets (Property cash income). Income may also be derived from current transfers from government (pensions and benefits) or from private sources, such as superannuation funds. An individual may receive cash income from more than one source.

Excluded from this concept is income in kind e.g. barter for goods or services.

Income source is used to derive low income status of households and whether they may be eligible to receive Commonwealth rent assistance if the same household was living in the private rental market.

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If the person has multiple sources of income, all sources should be counted.

This question is not asked of persons aged less than 15 years because they are generally dependants.

Relational attributes

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See also Person—main source of income Disability, Standard 28/09/2016

See also Person—principal source of cash income, code N[.N.N.N] Housing assistance, Superseded 30/08/2017

See also Person—principal source of cash income, code N[.N.N.N] Housing assistance, Standard 30/08/2017

See also Person—source of cash income (principal) Housing assistance, Standard 10/02/2006, Disability, Superseded 28/09/2016, Community Services (retired), Standard 29/04/2006

See also Person—source of cash income (principal), code N Community Services (retired), Standard 29/04/2006

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Person income (housing assistance) cluster Housing assistance, Superseded 30/08/2017

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