Agency sector cluster

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Set Specification
METeOR identifier:621263
Registration status:Disability, Standard 29/02/2016
DSS type:Data Element Cluster

This cluster applies to agencies or service type outlets providing data to the Disability Services National Minimum Data Set (DS NMDS). These data elements are used in conjunction with each other to determine the agency sector to which the organisation belongs.

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

The three data elements in this cluster can be combined to create the classification specified in the DS NMDS guide for item 'G. Agency sector' on the service type outlet form:


1  Commonwealth

2  State/territory

3  Local


4  Income tax exempt (charity)

5  Non-income tax exempt

Where a service type outlet has a formal relationship with a higher level funded agency then the agency sector of the higher level funded agency should generally be recorded.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Supersedes Agency sector cluster Disability, Superseded 29/02/2016, Community Services (retired), Standard 13/03/2013

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:
All attributes +

Disability Services NMDS 2015–16 Disability, Superseded 28/09/2016

Parent DSS specific attributes +

Disability Services NMDS 2016–17 Disability, Superseded 15/12/2017

Parent DSS specific attributes +

Metadata items in this Data Set Specification

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Seq No.Metadata item Obligation Max occurs
-Service provider organisation—income tax exempt indicator, code NConditional1
-Service provider organisation—level of government, code NConditional1
-Service provider organisation—sector, code NMandatory1