METEOR’s search works in a similar way to other search engines. You can use keywords or terms to pull up related content. The below tips are specific to METEOR and will help you to find what you need.

Try searching using either a keyword, specific term or METEOR ID number.

METEOR ID search

If you’re a returning user and know an item’s METEOR ID, you can enter it in the search box. Clicking the search icon will take you straight to the item’s page.


METEOR will automatically display suggestions for search terms as you’re typing. This predictive text will show you METEOR entries that exist for the topic you’re searching on. You don’t have to use any of these suggestions, but they may make your searching process faster and easier.

Pressing ‘tab’ will select the top suggestion. Otherwise, selecting from the list of suggestions will put the suggested search term into the search box. You can then click the search icon to find related content. Clicking anywhere on the search results will take you to the item’s page.

Spelling correction

METEOR will show search results with spelling correction. Misspelled terms can still be selected for search where relevant.

Dropdown options

The drop-down menus directly below the search text box allow you to limit the search results to any of the 18 content types in METEOR (see Learn about metadata to view the list), by item creation dates, and item revision dates.

Content types

Content types allow you to limit your search to various metadata building blocks and other topic or help content found in METEOR. See Learn about metadata to view a list of metadata item types that you can search in METEOR. Searching on Topic pages will give results from METEOR’s ‘non-metadata’ pages which explain metadata, how it is managed, how to use METEOR, and how to develop metadata.

Searching on Help will give results from all the pop-up information boxes that are linked to each metadata item. The Help search looks through all text from the METEOR Business Rules, which is accessed through the small ‘i’ icon used throughout the site.

Created date and Revision date

The Created and Revision date dropdown options limit your search to when an item was created or last revised. METEOR will search any time by default, or you can select or specify a custom period.

Custom search syntax

METEOR uses Lucene search syntax. This functionality can be useful to fine-tune your search results even more. Some of the commands include:

  1. Restrict search to the titles of items by using Name: Searchterm. Note that it has to be written exactly as Name, with the capital N. Using name will not work. It doesn’t matter if there’s a space around the colon or not.
  2. Force a second term to be included by using AND.
  3. Widen your search to include another option using the term OR.

For example, if you’re looking for something with the word ‘baby’ in the title you would use Name: baby. METEOR will also give you results for the plural of the search term, so if you search on ‘baby’ you will also get results for ‘babies’. If looking for something with two terms (‘baby’ and ‘admission’) you would use Name: baby AND admission.

Sort by

You can also display your search results with a range of options in the Sort by drop-down menu on the right. You can sort on Relevance, Most/Least Recently Created, Most/Least Recently Updated, and Alphabetically (A–Z and Z–A).


The Clear button resets the Search page.

Filtering search results

You can fine-tune your search results using the filters that appear in the left-hand menu after searching any term. These filters are dynamic and will only display options specific to your search term, for example, only registration authorities relating to your search term will be displayed. You can use multiple filters at once.

Some of the filters change depending on your role within METEOR. If you are using METEOR without an account, you can search on metadata item type, public registration statuses, METEOR ID, and registration authority. You are also able to compare two items.

If you are using METEOR without an account, you will not be able to save bookmarks for items you’re interested in. There are also some non-public registration statuses that you won’t be able to see.

If you wish to save bookmarks, you can sign up for a free METEOR account easily, just follow the Sign up now prompts after clicking on the Sign In button. If you have an account, you will also be able to subscribe to notifications about changes to specific items in METEOR.

If you are logged in to METEOR as a metadata developer, or any other official role, there are some additional search options. You will be able to restrict your search to the full range of registration status options, including non-public statuses. You will also be able to save bookmarks and subscribe to notifications about changes to items.

Each search result has a small ‘hamburger’ icon on the right . This gives you download links for the metadata item as a PDF or a Word document.


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584861 | Framework Dimension
System or organisations’ capacity to provide infrastructure such as workforce, facilities and equipment, and be innovative and respond to emerging needs (research, monitoring)

test framework dimension

695478 | Framework Dimension

Tier 1-Health Status and Outcomes

410646 | Framework Dimension
This Tier covers measures of prevalence of health conditions (e.g. circulatory disease, diabetes), human function (e.g. disability), life expectancy and well-being and deaths. This Tier aims to provide an overall indication of current health status and recent trends in the health status of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on a range of health issues. These issues include child and maternal health, chronic diseases, injury, communicable diseases, social and emotional wellbeing and ov...

Tier 1: Health status

401177 | Framework Dimension

Tier 2-Determinants of Health

410672 | Framework Dimension
This Tier consists of measures of the determinants of health which focus on factors outside the health system that impact on the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The domains covered in this Tier include socioeconomic status (e.g. income and education), environmental factors (e.g. overcrowding), community capacity (e.g. child protection), health behaviours (e.g. risky alcohol consumption and dietary behaviours) and person-related factors (e.g. prevalence of overweight and ...

Tier 2: Determinants of health

401176 | Framework Dimension

Tier 3-Health System Performance

410680 | Framework Dimension
This Tier includes measures of the performance of the health system including population health, primary health care and secondary/tertiary care services. Six domains are covered: effectiveness of health services, responsiveness of health services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and individuals, accessibility of services, capability and sustainability. This Tier includes measures that deal with a range of programs and service types including child and maternal health, early ...

Tier 3: Health system performance

401175 | Framework Dimension

Tier I-Health Status and Outcomes

584828 | Framework Dimension
How healthy are Australians? Is it the same for everyone? Where is the most opportunity for improvement?

Tier II-Determinants of Health

584850 | Framework Dimension
Are the factors determining health changing for the better? Is it the same for everyone? Where and for whom are they changing for the worse?

Tier III-Health System Performance

584860 | Framework Dimension
How well is the health system performing in delivering quality health actions to improve the health of all Australians? Is it the same for everyone?

Total social spending

392686 | Framework Dimension
A comprehensive account of the total amount of resources that each OECD country devotes to social support has to account both public and private social expenditure, and the extent to which the tax system affects the effective amount of support provided. To capture the effect of the tax system on gross, before tax social expenditures, account should be taken of the government claw back though the direct taxation of benefit-income and the indirect taxation of goods and services consumed by benefi...

Transport and communication

392704 | Framework Dimension
Having access to reliable transport allows people to participate and interact with the community. Reliable transport not only enhances social wellbeing but can also broaden access to jobs, which in turn may increase financial security.Access to means of communication is also beneficial to many aspects of welfare. The rapid increase in communication technologies is making interpersonal communication more accessible through mobile phones and over the Internet. This enables greater access to many m...


392694 | Framework Dimension
Trust lies at the heart of all positive relationships, whether between individuals or groups, and as such is a key dimension of social capital. People¿s trust in others is often described with reference to the type of relationship: interpersonal trust refers to individuals well known to them, social trust refers to casual acquaintances or strangers, and civic trust refers to public or high-profile institutions.


392668 | Framework Dimension
The unemployment rate is the ratio of people out of work and actively seeking it to the population of working age (15-64 years old) either in work or actively seeking it. The data are gathered through labour force surveys of OECD member countries.

Welfare PI Framework

392692 | Framework Dimension
A conceptual framework for Australia's welfare summary indicators was first presented in Australian Welfare 2001. The framework was developed based on a review of national and international frameworks and indicator sets. The components reflect the welfare of Australian society and in particular, the measurable aspects of welfare status. The framework is designed to underpin the development of a set of practical and relevant statistical indicators.


392634 | Framework Dimension
Broad measures of the physical, mental and social well-being of individuals. Examples include self-rated health, self-esteem.


721238 | Framework Dimension
Measures of physical, mental, social and emotional wellbeing of individuals.


392571 | Framework Dimension
Measures of physical, mental and social wellbeing of individuals.


401179 | Framework Dimension
Measures of physical, mental, and social wellbeing of individuals.

Work satisfaction

392661 | Framework Dimension
The basic indicator of work satisfaction is the percentage of all employees reporting that they felt "completely", "very" or "fairly" satisfied in their main job. Measures of work satisfaction are taken from Wave III of the International Social Science Programme (ISSP) The survey is addressed to people aged 16 and over working either as an employee or as a self-employed. 21 OECD countries participated in the latest wave of survey. The survey has high and variable rates of non-response between co...

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