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Person—household single/couple status, code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termSingle/couple status
METeOR identifier:Help on this term608109
Registration status:Help on this termHousing assistance, Superseded 10/05/2019
Definition:Help on this term

Whether or not a person identifies as being involved in a couple relationship with another household member, as represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Person—household single/couple 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
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
1Single status OR couple relationship with non-household member
2Couple relationship with another household member (de facto or married)
Supplementary values:Help on this term
9Not stated/Inadequately described

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

A relationship status is assigned to each member of the household, including children.

CODE 1   Single status OR couple relationship with non-household member

This code includes individuals that identify as being single, and those that are involved in a couple relationship but the partner is not a member of the household (i.e. not nominated on the tenancy agreement).

CODE 2   Couple relationship with another household member

This code includes individuals that identify as being in a couple relationship, and live in the same dwelling (i.e. both nominated as a household member on the tenancy agreement).

CODE 9   Not stated/Inadequately described

This code is not for use in primary data collections.

Comments:Help on this term

This item is used to determine whether overcrowding exists in a dwelling, under the Canadian National Occupancy Standard (CNOS). CNOS guidelines use age, sex and relationship status of the tenants and number of bedrooms in the dwelling, to determine whether the household is overcrowded.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Supersedes Person—household single/couple status, code N Housing assistance, Superseded 30/08/2017

Has been superseded by Person—household single/couple status, relationship in household code N Housing assistance, Standard 10/05/2019

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

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

Person (housing assistance) cluster Housing assistance, Superseded 19/12/2017

Person (housing assistance) cluster Housing assistance, Standard 19/12/2017

Person file cluster (Mainstream community housing) Housing assistance, Standard 30/08/2017

DSS specific attributes +

Relationship in household cluster (Indigenous community housing) Housing assistance, Standard 30/08/2017

DSS specific attributes +
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