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Adoptive family—adoptive parent marital status, code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termAdoptive parent marital status
METeOR identifier:Help on this term651147
Registration status:Help on this termChildren and Families, Standard 22/11/2016
Definition:Help on this term

The relationship status of an adoptive parent at the time of placement of the adopted child, as represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Adoptive family—adoptive parent marital status

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
ValueMeaning
1Single
2Married
3De facto relationship
Supplementary values:Help on this term
9Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

Refers to the marital status of a person at the time of placement of a child for adoption.

CODE 1    Single

Includes situations where there is one adoptive parent who is not legally married or living in a de facto relationship. This category may include widowed parents.

CODE 2    Married

Includes situations where there are two adoptive parents who are legally married to each other and living together at the time of placement of the child. This may include people who have been divorced or widowed but have since re-married.

CODE 3    De facto relationship

Includes situations where there are two adoptive parents who are not legally married, but are living together in a de facto relationship as defined by the state or territory in which they live, and should be generally accepted as applicable to de facto couples of the same sex.

 

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Steward:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare
Reference documents:Help on this term

Australian Bureau of Statistics 2015. Family, household and income unit variables, 2014. Cat. no. 1286.0. Canberra: ABS.

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

Marital status should be counted at the time of the placement of the child with the adopted family.

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Supersedes Person—adoptive parent marital status, code N Community Services (retired), Standard 20/05/2013

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
All attributes +

Adoptions DSS 2013-16 Children and Families, Superseded 20/03/2018

DSS specific attributes +

Adoptions DSS 2016-17 Children and Families, Superseded 12/11/2018

DSS specific attributes +

Adoptions DSS 2017-18 Children and Families, Standard 12/11/2018

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