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Household—Indigenous status, yes/no code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termHousehold Indigenous status
Synonymous names:Help on this termHousehold Indigenous indicator
METeOR identifier:Help on this term607888
Registration status:Help on this termHousing assistance, Standard 30/08/2017
Definition:Help on this term

An indicator of whether any member of the household identifies as being of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander origin, as represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Household—Indigenous status

Value domain attributes

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
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ValueMeaning
1Yes
2No
Supplementary values:Help on this term
9Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

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CODE 9    Not stated/inadequately described

This code is not for use in primary data collections.

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

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CODE 1   Yes

Record if any member of the household identifies as being of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander origin.

CODE 2   No

Record if no member of the household identifies as being of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander origin.

An Indigenous household is one which contains one or more persons who identify as being of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander origin.

This definition may not be consistent with eligibility requirements for assistance targeted to Indigenous people under a specific program. For example, some programs specify that there must be an Indigenous person aged 15 or over to be classified as an Indigenous household.

A household excludes visitors to a household.

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Together with family, household is considered one of the basic groups of social aggregation. Information on household numbers and composition aids in identifying groups within the population such as Indigenous households or the number of people living alone.

Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples occupy a unique place in Australian society and culture. In the current climate of reconciliation, accurate and consistent statistics about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are needed in order to plan, promote and deliver essential services, to monitor changes in wellbeing and to account for government expenditure in this area.

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

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Supersedes Household—Indigenous status, yes/no code N Housing assistance, Superseded 30/08/2017, Indigenous, Endorsed 01/05/2013

See also Person—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 04/03/2014, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 01/11/2012, Indigenous, Archived 16/10/2017, Commonwealth Department of Health, Candidate 16/07/2015, Disability, Superseded 29/02/2016, Children and Families, Standard 22/11/2016, Community Services (retired), Standard 25/08/2005

See also 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, Standardisation pending 24/02/2017, ACT Health, Final 08/08/2018

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
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

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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

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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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