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Income unit—relationship to household reference person, code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termRelationship within income unit
METeOR identifier:Help on this term669186
Registration status:Help on this termHousing assistance, Standard 30/08/2017
Definition:Help on this term

The relationship of a member of an income unit to a designated person in that same income unit, as represented by a code.

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The ability to determine relationships between persons residing within the same household is essential in a wide range of statistics on household composition, family type and income unit.

Data Element Concept:Income unit—relationship to household reference person

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
1Income unit reference person/tenant
2Spouse/partner
3Dependant aged less than 16 years
4Dependant aged between 16 and 24 years
Supplementary values:Help on this term
9Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

Income unit reference person is usually the main income recipient for the income unit. There can be more than one income unit per household, such as other family members, e.g. grandparents, aunt or uncle.

A dependant is defined as someone who lives in the primary care of parent(s), carer or guardian, is aged 24 years and under, and:
• is studying full-time (ages 5 and over); and/or
• is not in receipt of a pension, payment or benefit (e.g. Youth Allowance) or a Prescribed Education Scheme payment (e.g. ABSTUDY); and/or
• has an annual income of no more than the amount specified by Centrelink for basic eligibility for Family Tax Benefit Part A.

Source and reference attributes

Origin:Help on this termCentrelink 2005. A guide to Australian Government payments-20 March to 30 June 2005.

Data element attributes

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

National Housing Data Development Committee

Relational attributes

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See also Income unit—income unit type, code N{.N} Housing assistance, Standard 01/03/2005

Supersedes Person (income unit member)—relationship to reference person (income unit), code N Housing assistance, Superseded 30/08/2017

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

Person (housing assistance) cluster Housing assistance, Superseded 30/08/2017

DSS specific attributes +

Person (housing assistance) cluster Housing assistance, Superseded 19/12/2017

DSS specific attributes +

Person (housing assistance) cluster Housing assistance, Standard 19/12/2017

DSS specific attributes +

Public Housing and State Owned and Managed Indigenous housing (PH & SOMIH) DSS 2018- Housing assistance, Standard 10/05/2019

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