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Birth mother—marital status, at child's birth code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termBirth mother marital status
METeOR identifier:Help on this term653196
Registration status:Help on this termChildren and Families, Standard 22/11/2016
Definition:Help on this term

The marital status of the birth (biological) mother of a child at the time of the child's birth, as represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Birth mother—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
1Married
2Not married
Supplementary values:Help on this term
9Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

Refers to the current marital status of a person.

CODE 1    Married

Refers to the status of a person in a legally registered marriage, provided they are not separated from their spouse, even if the spouse is not a usual resident of the same household.

CODE 2    Not married

A person who has never been married, widowed or divorced. It also includes those who are living with a defacto partner.

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

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

Relational attributes

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Adoptions DSS 2013-16 Children and Families, Superseded 20/03/2018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Adoptions DSS 2016-17 Children and Families, Superseded 12/11/2018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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