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Person—main source of income, NDA code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termMain source of income
METeOR identifier:Help on this term639631
Registration status:Help on this termDisability, Standard 28/09/2016
Definition:Help on this term

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

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
1Disability Support Pension
2Other pension or benefit (not superannuation)
3Paid employment
4Compensation payments
5Other (e.g. superannuation, investments etc.)
Supplementary values:Help on this term
6Nil income
7Not known
9Not stated/inadequately described

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

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

Origin:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2016. Disability Services National Minimum Data Set: data guide, July 2016. Cat. no. DAT 4. Canberra: AIHW.

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Supersedes Person—source of cash income (principal), NDA code N Disability, Superseded 28/09/2016, Community Services (retired), Standard 13/03/2013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:Help on this term
All attributes +

Disability Services NMDS 2016–17 Disability, Superseded 15/12/2017

DSS specific attributes +

Disability Services NMDS 2017–18 Disability, Superseded 05/07/2019

DSS specific attributes +

Disability Services NMDS 2018–19 Disability, Standard 05/07/2019

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