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

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Gross weekly household income
METeOR identifier:607882
Registration status:Housing assistance, Standard 30/08/2017
Definition:

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:

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:Total
Data type:Currency
Format:N[NNNNN].NN
Maximum character length:8
Unit of measure:Australian currency (AU$)
Unit of measure precision:2

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

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:

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:

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Steward:Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Reference documents:

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:

Supersedes Household—gross income (weekly), total Australian currency N[NNNNN].NN Housing assistance, Superseded 30/08/2017

See also Household—principal source of cash income, (housing assistance) code N[.N.N] Housing assistance, Superseded 30/08/2017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

Community Housing DSS 2018- Housing assistance, Standard 10/05/2019

DSS specific attributes +

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

DSS specific attributes +

Household (housing assistance) cluster Housing assistance, Superseded 30/08/2017

DSS specific attributes +

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

DSS specific attributes +

Private rent assistance DSS 2013- 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 +

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

DSS specific attributes +