Person—main source of income, NDA code N
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Main source of income|
|Registration status:||Disability, Standard 28/09/2016|
The source from which a person derives the greatest proportion of his/her income, as represented by a code.
|Data Element Concept:||Person—main source of income|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||1|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
This item is not applicable to persons aged less than 16 years.
This item refers to the source by which a person derives most (equal to or greater than 50%) of his/her income. If the person has multiple sources of income and none are equal to or greater than 50%, the one which contributes the largest percentage should be counted.
This item refers to a person’s own main source of income, not that of a partner or of other household members.
If it is difficult to determine a ‘main source of income’ over the reporting period (i.e. it may vary over time) please report the main source of income during the reference week.
Code 7 ‘Not known’ should only be recorded when it has not been possible for the service user or their carer/family/advocate to provide the information (i.e. they have been asked but do not know).
Source and reference attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2016. Disability Services National Minimum Data Set: data guide, July 2016. Cat. no. DAT 4. Canberra: AIHW.
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes Person—source of cash income (principal), NDA code N Disability, Superseded 28/09/2016, Community Services (retired), Standard 13/03/2013
|Implementation in Data Set Specifications:|
All attributes +
Disability Services NMDS 2016–17 Disability, Superseded 15/12/2017
Disability Services NMDS 2017–18 Disability, Superseded 05/07/2019
Disability Services NMDS 2018–19 Disability, Standard 05/07/2019