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Person—Australian state/territory identifier

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element Concept
METeOR identifier:Help on this term722975
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 17/01/2020
Definition:Help on this term

The Australian state or territory where a person can be located.

Object Class attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Object class:Person
METeOR identifier:Help on this term268955
Registration status:Help on this termHousing assistance, Standard 01/03/2005
Health, Standard 01/03/2005
Early Childhood, Standard 21/05/2010
Homelessness, Standard 23/08/2010
Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 31/08/2016
WA Health, Endorsed 06/03/2014
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 01/11/2012
Indigenous, Endorsed 11/08/2014
Commonwealth Department of Health, Standard 14/10/2015
Disability, Standard 07/10/2014
Children and Families, Standard 22/11/2016
Community Services (retired), Standard 01/03/2005
National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
ACT Health, Final 19/07/2018
Commonwealth Department of Social Services (retired), Standard 20/06/2018
Definition:Help on this term

A human being.

Collection and usage attributes

Comments:Help on this term

Prior to 13 March 2018, the definition of the ‘Person’ Object class was ‘A human being, whether man, woman or child’. From 13 March 2018, the definition was edited by removing the words ‘…whether man, woman or child’ so that a person is defined as ‘A human being’. This amendment was undertaken to align the definition of a person with the Australian Government Guidelines on the Recognition of Sex and Gender and the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Standard for Sex and Gender Variables, which recognise that there are sex and gender types that are not exclusively male or female.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Origin:Help on this term

Macquarie University 2003. The Macquarie Dictionary 3rd ed. Sydney: The Macquarie Library Pty. Ltd

Reference documents:Help on this term

Attorney-General's Department 2015. Australian Government Guidelines on the Recognition of Sex and Gender. Viewed 26 July 2016,

ABS (Australian Bureau of Statistics) 2016. Standard for Sex and Gender Variables, 2016. ABS Cat. no. 1200.0.55.012. Canberra: ABS. Viewed 26 July 2016,

Property attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Property:Australian state/territory identifier
METeOR identifier:Help on this term722657
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 18/12/2019
Definition:Help on this term

An identifier of the Australian state or territory.

Context:Help on this term

This is a geographic indicator which is used for analysis of the distribution of clients or patients, agencies or establishments and services.

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Supersedes Person—Australian state/territory identifier Housing assistance, Standard 10/02/2006, Health, Superseded 17/01/2020, Early Childhood, Standard 21/05/2010, Homelessness, Standard 01/05/2013, Tasmanian Health, Draft 25/03/2014, Commonwealth Department of Health, Candidate 01/06/2015, Children and Families, Standard 22/11/2016, Community Services (retired), Standard 01/03/2005, ACT Health, Final 08/08/2018

Data Elements implementing this Data Element Concept:Help on this term

Person—Australian state/territory identifier, code N Health, Standard 16/01/2020

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