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Adoption Indigenous status code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termValue Domain
METeOR identifier:Help on this term729916
Registration status:Help on this termChildren and Families, Standardisation pending 10/08/2020
Definition:Help on this term

A code set representing Indigenous status.

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
1Indigenous Australian
2Non-Indigenous
Supplementary values:Help on this term
9Not stated/Inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

This metadata item is based on the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) standard for Indigenous status. For detailed advice on its use and application please refer to the ABS website as indicated in the Reference documents.

The classification for Indigenous status has a hierarchical structure comprising two levels. There are four categories at the detailed level of the classification which are grouped into two categories at the broad level. There is one supplementary category for 'Not stated/inadequately described' responses. The classification is as follows:

Indigenous Australians:

  • Aboriginal but not Torres Strait Islander origin.
  • Torres Strait Islander but not Aboriginal origin.
  • Both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander origin.

Non-Indigenous Australians:

  • Neither Aboriginal nor Torres Strait Islander origin.

Not stated/inadequately described:

This category is not to be available as a valid answer to the questions but is intended for use:

  • Primarily when importing data from other data collections that do not contain mappable data.
  • Where the answer cannot be determined without clarification from the respondent (for example, 'No' and 'Yes, Aboriginal' are both selected).
  • Where an answer was declined.
  • Where the question was not able to be asked because the client was unable to communicate or a person who knows the client was not available.
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This metadata item is based on the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) standard for Indigenous status. For information on the Indigenous status standard refer to the Person—Indigenous status, code N data element.

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

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Supersedes Adoption Indigenous status code N Children and Families, Standard 22/11/2016

Data elements implementing this value domain:Help on this term

Adoption—Indigenous status, code N Children and Families, Standardisation pending 10/08/2020

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