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Person—marital status, recipient code AAA

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termMarital status
METeOR identifier:Help on this term645225
Registration status:Help on this termCommonwealth Department of Social Services (retired), Standard 20/06/2018
Definition:Help on this term

A person's current relationship status in terms of a couple relationship or, for those not in a couple relationship, the existence of a current or previous registered marriage, as represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Person—marital status

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termString
Format:Help on this termAAA
Maximum character length:Help on this term3
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
DEFDe facto
DIVDivorced
MARMarried
REGRegistered
SEPSeparated
SINSingle
WIDWidowed
NRENot required
UNKUnknown

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

 Australian Government Department of Social Services

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

CODE DEF   De facto

This code should generally be accepted as applicable to all de facto couples, including those of the same sex.

CODE MAR   Married

This code also includes people who have been divorced or widowed but have since re-married.

CODE SEP   Separated

This code refers to registered marriages but when self-reported may also refer to de facto relationships.

CODE WID   Widowed

This code usually refers to registered marriages but when self-reported may also refer to de facto relationships.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Government Department of Social Services

Relational attributes

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Demographics Cluster Commonwealth Department of Social Services (retired), Standard 20/06/2018

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