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Indigenous status code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termValue Domain
METeOR identifier:Help on this term602545
Registration status:Help on this termHousing assistance, Standard 30/08/2017
Health, Standard 19/11/2015
Early Childhood, Standard 24/07/2018
Homelessness, Standard 10/08/2018
Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 01/09/2016
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standardisation pending 23/11/2015
Indigenous, Endorsed 16/10/2017
Disability, Standard 29/02/2016
Children and Families, Standard 20/01/2021
ACT Health, Final 08/08/2018
Youth Justice, Standardisation pending 10/01/2022
Definition:Help on this termA code set representing Indigenous status.

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
1Aboriginal but not Torres Strait Islander origin
2Torres Strait Islander but not Aboriginal origin
3Both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander origin
4Neither Aboriginal nor Torres Strait Islander origin
Supplementary values:Help on this term
9Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

This metadata item is based on the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) standard for Indigenous status. For detailed advice on its use and application please refer to the ABS website as indicated in the Reference documents.

The classification for Indigenous status has a hierarchical structure comprising two levels. There are four categories at the detailed level of the classification which are grouped into two categories at the broad level. There is one supplementary category for 'Not stated/inadequately described' responses. The classification is as follows:

Indigenous Australians:

  • Aboriginal but not Torres Strait Islander origin.
  • Torres Strait Islander but not Aboriginal origin.
  • Both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander origin.

Non-Indigenous Australians:

  • Neither Aboriginal nor Torres Strait Islander origin.

Not stated/inadequately described:

This category is not to be available as a valid answer to the questions but is intended for use:

  • Primarily when importing data from other data collections that do not contain mappable data.
  • Where the answer cannot be determined without clarification from the respondent (for example, 'No' and 'Yes, Aboriginal' are both selected).
  • Where an answer was declined.
  • Where the question was not able to be asked because the client was unable to communicate or a person who knows the client was not available.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare
Reference documents:Help on this term

Australian Bureau of Statistics 2014. Indigenous Status Standard Version 1.5, Canberra. Viewed 29 September 2015, http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/
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Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2010. National best practice guidelines for collecting Indigenous status in health data sets. Cat. no. IHW 29. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 29 September 2015, http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442468342.

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Supersedes Indigenous status code N Housing assistance, Superseded 30/08/2017, Health, Superseded 19/11/2015, Early Childhood, Superseded 24/07/2018, Homelessness, Superseded 10/08/2018, Tasmanian Health, Archived 01/09/2016, WA Health, Endorsed 06/03/2014, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 01/11/2012, Indigenous, Endorsed 16/09/2014, Commonwealth Department of Health, Candidate 16/07/2015, Disability, Superseded 29/02/2016, Children and Families, Superseded 20/01/2021, Community Services (retired), Standard 01/03/2005

Data elements implementing this value domain:Help on this term

Person—Indigenous status, code N Housing assistance, Standard 30/08/2017
Health, Standard 19/11/2015
Early Childhood, Standard 24/07/2018
Homelessness, Standard 10/08/2018
Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 01/09/2016
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standardisation pending 23/11/2015
Indigenous, Endorsed 16/10/2017
Disability, Standard 29/02/2016
Children and Families, Standard 20/01/2021
ACT Health, Final 08/08/2018
Youth Justice, Standardisation pending 10/01/2022

Person—Indigenous status, code N Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, Standard 21/10/2019

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