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Person—employment participation restriction indicator, prisoner health yes/no/unknown code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termEmployment participation restriction indicator
Synonymous names:Help on this termEmployment participation restriction flag
METeOR identifier:Help on this term631707
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 28/04/2016
Definition:Help on this term

An indicator of whether a person's ability to participate in work is restricted, as represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Person—employment participation restriction indicator

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
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Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

For use in Prisoner health data collections. If this value domain is used with other metadata then 'Unknown' would map to code 8.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

 Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

This item is collected for people who are aged 15 years or over.

Participation in work is not restricted to economic activities and is defined as the ability to take actions, perform tasks and exhibit behaviours to obtain and retain paid and/or unpaid employment (including volunteering).

Participation in work is considered to be affected if a person:

  • needs their employer to provide special equipment, modify the work environment or make special arrangements, or
  • needs a support person at work, or needs ongoing assistance/supervision, or
  • receives assistance from a disability job placement service, or
  • frequently needs time off work or is unable to work full-time or at all.
Collection methods:Help on this term

Prior to asking the question, ensure that the respondent is 15 years or older and explain that the question is asked in the context of a long-term condition or disability that has lasted, or is expected to last, 6 months or more. This data item is applicable to all people aged 15 and above, irrespective of actual participation in work. The concept focuses on restrictions affecting the respondent’s ability to participate in work.

Note that:

  • Respondents using special equipment to modify the work environment for work health and safety or preventative purposes only should respond ‘No’ to this question.
  • Respondents frequently needing time off work or working part-time for reasons other than a long-term health condition or disability (such as caring for a child or parent) should respond ‘No’ to this question.


Does a long term-term health condition or disability affect your participation in work?

Source and reference attributes

Origin:Help on this term

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) 2006. Disability variables, 2006. ABS cat. no. 1200.0.55.001. Canberra: ABS. Viewed 24th August 2001,

Reference documents:Help on this term

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) 2009. Disability, aging and carers, Australia: user guide. ABS cat. no. 4431.0.55.001. Canberra: ABS.

Relational attributes

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Prison entrants NBEDS Health, Standard 28/04/2016

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