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Disability data dictionary

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Set Specification
METeOR identifier:Help on this term617069
Registration status:Help on this termDisability, Standard 13/08/2015
DSS type:Help on this termData Set Specification (DSS)
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The disability data dictionary provides a reference set of data standards for collection of data from specialist disability service providers and other service providers delivering basic community care.

The disability data dictionary builds on the Disability Services National Minimum Data Set (NMDS), and to a lesser extent the Home and Community Care (HACC) Minimum Data Set, and describes in an internationally standardised form:

  • metadata for most items in the existing Disability Services NMDS and HACC MDS
  • metadata for some items in the existing Disability Services NMDS that are not currently supported by appropriate metadata
  • metadata for a range of new content relevant to basic community care for people with disability or who have aging-related support needs.

The dictionary represents the authoritative source of information on endorsed data standards relating to basic community care, and provides the metadata basis for any redevelopment of the Disability Services NMDS and related collections.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare.
Origin:Help on this termThe disability data dictionary was developed under the auspices of the Disability Policy and Research Working Group, with input from jurisdictional members (including Australian Government). The dictionary draws on the content of the existing Disability Services National Minimum Data Set (NMDS) and Home and Community Care (HACC) Minimum Data Set.

Relational attributes

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Supersedes Disability data dictionary Disability, Superseded 13/08/2015, Community Services (retired), Standard 10/04/2013

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-Address details data dictionaryOptional1
    -    Address—address currency status, code AOptional1
    -    Address—address end date, DDMMYYYYOptional1
    -    Address—address end time, hhmmssOptional1
    -    Address—address site name, text X[X(49)]Optional1
    -    Address—address start date, DDMMYYYYOptional1
    -    Address—address start time, hhmmssOptional1
    -    Address—address status identifier, code AAAOptional1
    -    Address—Australian postcode, Australian postcode code (Postcode datafile) {NNNN}Optional1
    -    Address—Australian state/territory identifier, code AA[A]Optional1
    -    Address—building/complex sub-unit type, code AA[AA]Optional1
    -    Address—complex road name, text X[X(44)]Optional1
    -    Address—complex road number 1, road number XXXXXXOptional1
    -    Address—complex road number 2, road number XXXXXXOptional1
    -    Address—complex road suffix, street suffix code A[A]Optional1
    -    Address—complex road type, code AA[AA]Optional1
    -    Address—country identifier, country code (ISO 3166) AAOptional1
    -    Address—floor/level type, code A[AAA]Optional1
    -    Address—geocode containment indicator, yes/no code NOptional1
    -    Address—geocode feature, text X[X(29)]Optional1
    -    Address—geocode geographic datum, text X[X(9)]Optional1
    -    Address—geocode height, total metres N[NNNN].NNNOptional1
    -    Address—geocode latitude, decimal degrees XN[N][.N(9)]Optional1
    -    Address—geocode latitude, degrees minutes seconds Xd{d}{mm}{ss}{.ss}Optional1
    -    Address—geocode longitude, decimal degrees XN[NN][.N(9)]Optional1
    -    Address—geocode longitude, degrees minutes seconds Xd[dd]{mm}{ss}{.ss}Optional1
    -    Address—geocode positional uncertainty, total metres N[NNN].NNNOptional1
    -    Address—geocode vertical datum, text X[X(9)]Optional1
    -    Address—level number, identifier X[XXXX]Optional1
    -    Address—location descriptor, text X[X(49)]Optional1
    -    Address—lot number, identifier X[XXXXX]Optional1
    -    Address—physical address indicator, yes/no code NOptional1
    -    Address—postal delivery number, identifier X[X(10)]Optional1
    -    Address—postal delivery point identifier, identifier {N(8)}Optional1
    -    Address—postal delivery service type identifier, code AA[A(9)]Optional1
    -    Address—purpose of address, code AA[A]Optional1
    -    Address—road name, text X[X(44)]Optional1
    -    Address—road number 1, road number XXXXXXOptional1
    -    Address—road number 2, road number XXXXXXOptional1
    -    Address—road suffix, street suffix code A[A]Optional1
    -    Address—road type, code AA[AA]Optional1
    -    Address—secondary complex name, text X[X(49)]Optional1
    -    Address—sub-dwelling unit number, identifier X[X(6)]Optional1
    -    Address—suburb/town/locality name, text X[X(45)]Optional1
    -    Address—unstructured address line, text X[X(49)]Optional1
-Disability and need for assistance clusterOptional1
    -    Activities and Participation clusterOptional1
        -        Person—activity and participation life area, code (ICF 2001) AN[NNN]Mandatory1
        -        Person—extent of participation in a life area, code (ICF 2001) NOptional1
        -        Person—level of difficulty with activities in life areas, code (ICF 2001) NOptional1
        -        Person—level of satisfaction with participation in a life area, code NOptional1
        -        Person—need for assistance with activities in a life area, code NOptional1
    -    Activity and participation need for assistance clusterOptional1
        -        Person—activity and participation life area, disability code NOptional1
        -        Person—need for assistance with activities in a life area, disability code NOptional1
    -    Body functions clusterOptional1
        -        Person—body function, code (ICF 2001) AN[NNNN]Mandatory1
        -        Person—extent of impairment of body function, code (ICF 2001) NMandatory1
    -    Body structures clusterOptional1
        -        Person—body structure, code (ICF 2001) AN[NNNN]Mandatory1
        -        Person—extent of impairment of body structure, code (ICF 2001) NMandatory1
        -        Person—location of impairment of body structure, code (ICF 2001) NOptional1
        -        Person—nature of impairment of body structure, code (ICF 2001) NOptional1
    -    Environmental factors clusterOptional1
        -        Person—environmental factor, code (ICF 2001) AN[NNN]Mandatory1
        -        Person—extent of environmental factor influence, code (ICF 2001) [X]NMandatory1
    -    Person—age at onset of disability, total months N[N]Optional1
    -    Person—age at onset of disability, total years N[NN]Optional1
    -    Person—co-existing disability group, code N(N)Optional1
    -    Person—medical condition, diagnosis code (ICD-10-AM 8th edn) ANN{.N[N]}Optional1
    -    Person—primary disability group, code N[N]Optional1
    -    Service event—assessment date, DDMMYYYYOptional1
-Disability services carer details clusterOptional1
    -    Cultural and language diversity clusterConditional1
        -        Person—country of birth, code (SACC 2011) NNNNOptional3
        -        Person—first language spoken, code (ASCL 2011) NN{NN}Optional1
        -        Person—Indigenous status, code NOptional1
        -        Person—main language other than English spoken at home, code (ASCL 2011) NN{NN}Optional1
        -        Person—proficiency in spoken English, code NOptional1
        -        Person—religious affiliation, code (ASCRG 2011) N[NNN]Optional1
        -        Person—year of first arrival in Australia, date YYYYOptional1
    -    Informal carer benefits clusterOptional1
        -        Informal carer—financial assistance type, carer benefit code NOptional1
        -        Informal carer—receipt of carer allowance or payment indicator, code NOptional1
    -    Statistical linkage key 581 clusterOptional1
        1        Person—letters of family name, text XXXMandatory1
        2        Person—letters of given name, text XXMandatory1
        3        Person—date of birth, DDMMYYYYMandatory1
        4        Person—sex, code NMandatory1
        5        Record—linkage key, code 581 XXXXXDDMMYYYYNMandatory1
        6        Date—accuracy indicator, code AAAConditional1
    -    Informal assistance event—activity and participation life area supported, disability code NOptional1
    -    Informal carer—activity and participation life area supported, disability code NOptional1
    -    Informal carer—average number of days available to provide care, code NOptional1
    -    Informal carer—average number of hours available to provide care, hours NNOptional1
    -    Informal carer—co-residency status, code NOptional1
    -    Informal carer—main activity and participation life area supported, disability code NOptional1
    -    Informal carer—main carer indicator, code NOptional1
    -    Informal carer—number of hours of care provided, total hours NNNNNOptional1
    -    Informal carer—relationship to care recipient, interpersonal code N[N]Optional1
    -    Parent/guardian—receipt of Carer Allowance (Child) indicator, code NOptional1
    -    Person (employed)—full-time/part-time status, code NOptional1
    -    Person—area of usual residence, statistical area level 2 (SA2) code (ASGS 2011) N(9)Conditional1
    -    Person—gross income (weekly), total Australian currency N[NNNNN].NNOptional1
    -    Person—labour force status, code NOptional1
    -    Person—living arrangement, code NOptional1
    -    Person—principal source of cash income, code NNNNOptional1
-Disability services client details clusterOptional1
    -    Cultural and language diversity clusterConditional1
        -        Person—country of birth, code (SACC 2011) NNNNOptional3
        -        Person—first language spoken, code (ASCL 2011) NN{NN}Optional1
        -        Person—Indigenous status, code NOptional1
        -        Person—main language other than English spoken at home, code (ASCL 2011) NN{NN}Optional1
        -        Person—proficiency in spoken English, code NOptional1
        -        Person—religious affiliation, code (ASCRG 2011) N[NNN]Optional1
        -        Person—year of first arrival in Australia, date YYYYOptional1
    -    Statistical linkage key 581 clusterConditional1
        1        Person—letters of family name, text XXXMandatory1
        2        Person—letters of given name, text XXMandatory1
        3        Person—date of birth, DDMMYYYYMandatory1
        4        Person—sex, code NMandatory1
        5        Record—linkage key, code 581 XXXXXDDMMYYYYNMandatory1
        6        Date—accuracy indicator, code AAAConditional1
    -    Person (employed)—full-time/part-time status, code NOptional1
    -    Person (employed)—hours worked, total hours NNNOptional1
    -    Person—area of usual residence, statistical area level 2 (SA2) code (ASGS 2011) N(9)Optional1
    -    Person—communication method, code N{.N}Optional1
    -    Person—funding source, disability code N{.N}Optional1
    -    Person—geographic remoteness, classification (ASGC-RA) NOptional1
    -    Person—gross income (weekly), total Australian currency N[NNNNN].NNOptional1
    -    Person—housing tenure type, code NOptional1
    -    Person—Indigenous status, code NOptional1
    -    Person—individualised disability funding indicator, code NOptional1
    -    Person—interpreter service required, yes/no code NOptional1
    -    Person—labour force status, code NOptional1
    -    Person—level of highest non-school qualification, code NOptional1
    -    Person—living arrangement, code NOptional1
    -    Person—marital status, code NOptional1
    -    Person—non-school qualification indicator, yes/no/not stated/inadequately described code NOptional1
    -    Person—person identifier, XXXXXX[X(14)]Optional1
    -    Person—principal source of cash income, code NNNNOptional1
    -    Person—residential setting, disability code N[N]{.N}Optional1
    -    Person—school enrolment and attendance status, code NOptional1
    -    Person—student type, code NOptional1
    -    Person—student/employment training indicator, code NOptional1
    -    Person—type of interpreter service required, code NOptional1
-Disability services provider details clusterOptional1
    -    Agency sector clusterOptional1
        -        Service provider organisation—income tax exempt indicator, code NConditional1
        -        Service provider organisation—level of government, code NConditional1
        -        Service provider organisation—sector, code NMandatory1
    -    Disability services standards clusterOptional1
        -        Service provider organisation—service standards type, disability code N[N]Conditional1
        -        Service provider organisation—standards assessment date, DDMMYYYYConditional1
        -        Service provider organisation—standards assessment indicator, yes/no code NConditional1
        -        Service provider organisation—standards assessment level, code NConditional1
        -        Service provider organisation—standards assessment method, code NConditional1
    -    Funding jurisdiction clusterOptional1
        -        Address—Australian state/territory identifier, code AA[A]Mandatory1
        -        Service type outlet—funding source, level of government code NMandatory1
    -    Address—statistical area, level 2 (SA2) code (ASGS 2011) N(9)Optional1
    -    Service provider organisation—funding allocated, total Australian currency N[N(8)]Optional1
    -    Service provider organisation—organisation identifier, X[X(7)]Optional1
    -    Service type outlet—average full-time equivalent staff (paid), N[NNN(.N)]Optional1
    -    Service type outlet—average full-time equivalent staff (volunteer/unpaid), N[NNN(.N)]Optional1
    -    Service type outlet—full financial year funding indicator, yes/no code NOptional1
    -    Service type outlet—hours worked (paid staff), total hours NNNNNOptional1
    -    Service type outlet—hours worked (volunteer/unpaid staff), total hours NNNNNOptional1
    -    Service type outlet—hours worked (volunteer/unpaid staff), total hours NNNNNOptional1
    -    Service type outlet—number of clients, total people N[NNNN]Optional1
    -    Service type outlet—number of service operation days, total N[N]Optional1
    -    Service type outlet—number of service operation hours, total NNOptional1
    -    Service type outlet—number of service operation weeks, total NNOptional1
    -    Service type outlet—outlet identifier, XX[X(26)]Optional1
    -    Service type outlet—service activity type, NDA service type code N.NNOptional1
    -    Service/care provider—remuneration indicator, code NOptional1
-Disability services/supports received clusterOptional1
    -    Client—amount of assistance, total hours NNNOptional1
    -    Service episode—duration of service, total days N[NN]Optional1
    -    Service episode—episode end date, DDMMYYYYOptional1
    -    Service episode—episode start date, DDMMYYYYOptional1
    -    Service episode—service cessation reason, disability code N[N]Optional1
    -    Service episode—service ongoing indicator, code NOptional1
    -    Service event—amount of assistance, total hours and minutes NNNNOptional1
    -    Service event—duration of service, total days N[NN]Optional1
    -    Service event—funding source, disability source of funds code N{.N}Optional1
    -    Service event—number of clients receiving services, total number N[NNN]Optional1
    -    Service event—number of workers providing services, total number N[N]Optional1
    -    Service event—planned service event indicator, yes/no code NOptional1
    -    Service event—purchase method, disability code NOptional1
    -    Service event—purchase of goods and services, total Australian currency N[NNNNN].NNOptional1
    -    Service event—service activity type, NDA support service type code N.NNOptional1
    -    Service event—service commencement date, DDMMYYYYOptional1
    -    Service event—service commencement time, hhmmOptional1
    -    Service event—service delivery setting code (NCCS v2.0), AN{.N{.NN}}Optional1
    -    Service event—service end date, DDMMYYYYOptional1
    -    Service event—service end time, hhmmOptional1
    -    Service event—service event frequency, code NOptional1
    -    Service event—service event length, total minutes NNNNNOptional1
    -    Service event—type of assistive product received, (AS/NZS ISO 9999:2011) code NN [NN NN]Optional1
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