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Person—assessable income (weekly), total Australian currency N[NNNNN].NN

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termAssessable income
METeOR identifier:Help on this term595870
Registration status:Help on this termHousing assistance, Standard 30/08/2017
Definition:Help on this term

The value of income per week from all sources as specified and used by the agency to establish eligibility of a person for receipt of housing assistance, expressed as dollars and cents.

Data Element Concept:Person—assessable weekly income

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termTotal
Data type:Help on this termCurrency
Format:Help on this termN[NNNNN].NN
Maximum character length:Help on this term8
Unit of measure:Help on this termAustralian currency (AU$)
Unit of measure precision:Help on this term2

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Guide for use:Help on this term

This value domain must be expressed to two decimal places. Where there is a dollar value and no cent value, the cents must be expressed as .00 (e.g. 100.00).

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

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The main components of assessable income are:

  • wages and salary
  • income derived from self-employment
  • government pensions, benefits and allowances
  • other income comprising investments (including interest, dividends, royalties and rent) and other regular income (including superannuation, private scholarships received in cash, workers' compensation, accident compensation, maintenance or alimony, and any other allowances regularly received).

Assessable income is also used to calculate the rental housing rebate, that allows a household to pay a rent lower than the market rent.

Each state and territory uses its own definition of 'assessable income'.

Where household or income unit assessable income is required, then assessable income of each person is summed.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Relational attributes

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See also Household—principal source of cash income, (housing assistance) code N[.N.N] Housing assistance, Superseded 30/08/2017

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

Supersedes Person—assessable income (weekly), total Australian currency N[NNNNN].NN Housing assistance, Superseded 30/08/2017

See also Person—assessable income (weekly), total Australian currency N[NNNNN].NN Housing assistance, Superseded 30/08/2017

See also Person—gross income (weekly), total Australian currency N[NNNNN].NN Housing assistance, Superseded 30/08/2017, Disability, Standard 13/08/2015, Community Services (retired), Standard 06/02/2012

See also Person—gross weekly income, total Australian currency N[NNNNN].NN Housing assistance, Standard 30/08/2017

See also Person—source of cash income (principal)(housing assistance), code N{.N.N} Housing assistance, Superseded 01/05/2013

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
All attributes +

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

DSS specific attributes +

Public Housing and State Owned and Managed Indigenous housing (PH & SOMIH) DSS 2018- Housing assistance, Standard 10/05/2019

DSS specific attributes +
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