Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Object Class
METeOR identifier:637718
Registration status:Health, Standard 25/01/2018

The collection of information about characteristics of interest from some, or all, units of a population using well-defined concepts, methods and procedures.

Statistical surveys collect data to answer a question by placing a statistical value to an indicator or measure. Surveys measure one or more characteristics of the whole population or a sample of the population.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:

Mental Health Information Strategy Standing Committee


National Statistical Service 2016.  Working together for an informed Australia. Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics. Viewed 26 April 2016,

Relational attributes

Data Element Concepts implementing this Object Class:

Survey—language Health, Standard 15/04/2021

Survey—sample population Health, Standard 25/01/2018

Survey—survey language Health, Superseded 15/04/2021

Survey—type of enumeration period Health, Standard 25/01/2018