Adoptive family—sibling composition, type code N[N]

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Adoptive family sibling composition
METeOR identifier:655266
Registration status:Children and Families, Standard 22/11/2016
Definition:

The sibling composition of the family into which a child is adopted, as represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Adoptive family—sibling composition

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Code
Data type:Number
Format:N[N]
Maximum character length:2
Permissible values:
ValueMeaning
1No other children in family
2Biological children only
3Adopted children only
4Both biological and adopted children
8Other
Supplementary values:
99Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

CODE 2  Biological children only

A child is considered 'biological' if he/she is the biological child of at least one of the parents.

CODE 8  Other

'Other' includes families with foster children or other non-biological and non-adopted children.

 

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Steward:Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

Family composition is at the time of the placement of the adopted child in to the adoptive family.

If a family adopted more than one child during the reporting period, the family should be counted separately for each adoption. This includes multiple and serial adoptions.

The composition of an adoptive family includes both resident and non-resident children. Jurisdictions that do not collect data on non-resident children, should include a note to this effect.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Steward:Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

See also Adoptive family—sibling composition, text X[X(199)] Children and Families, Standard 22/11/2016

Supersedes Adoptive family—sibling composition, type code N[N] Community Services (retired), Standard 20/05/2013

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:
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Adoptions DSS 2013-16 Children and Families, Superseded 20/03/2018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Adoptions DSS 2016-17 Children and Families, Superseded 12/11/2018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

DSS specific attributes +