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Household—gross weekly income, total Australian currency N[NNNNN].NN

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termGross weekly household income
METeOR identifier:Help on this term607882
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, before accounting for any deductions such as income tax and superannuation, for a household, expressed in dollars and cents.

Context:Help on this term

A gross personal income of each household member is combined to determine gross household income.

Data Element Concept:Household—gross 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

Collection and usage attributes

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

Guide for use:Help on this term

The main components of gross income are:

  • current usual 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).

Gross income is regarded as all receipts which are received regularly and are of a recurrent nature. Certain receipts such as lump sum receipts, windfall gains and withdrawals from savings are not considered to conform to these criteria and are not included as income.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

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

ABS (Australian Bureau of Statistics) 2010. Standards for Income Variables, 2010. ABS cat. no. 1287.0. Canberra: ABS. Viewed 6 February 2017, http://www.abs.gov.au

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Supersedes Household—gross income (weekly), total Australian currency N[NNNNN].NN Housing assistance, Superseded 30/08/2017

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

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
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Community Housing DSS 2018- Housing assistance, Standard 10/05/2019

DSS specific attributes +

Home purchase assistance DSS 2013- Housing assistance, Standard 30/08/2017

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Household (housing assistance) cluster Housing assistance, Superseded 30/08/2017

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

DSS specific attributes +

Private rent assistance DSS 2013- Housing assistance, Standard 30/08/2017

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

DSS specific attributes +

Tenancy/vacancy cluster (Mainstream community housing) Housing assistance, Standard 30/08/2017

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