This search engine is the best way to find what you're after in METEOR, if you know what you're looking for. However, if you aren't sure what you're looking for, we suggest browsing the collection.

If you are using METEOR without an account, your search can be restricted by metadata item type, the main types of registration statuses, and by registration authority. It is also possible to search on METEOR ID number directly. You can save items of interest by adding bookmarks.

If you are logged in to METEOR as a metadata developer, you will have some additional options to restrict the search by. In addition to metadata item type and registration authority, you can restrict your search to the full range of registration status options, change date and workgroup. If you need access as a metadata developer and haven't done the training yet, please contact us.

When you type into the search box, you will get autocomplete suggestions. This predictive text will help you see the METEOR entries that exist for the topic you're searching on, and make your searching process faster and easier.

METEOR has a great many filters. The options directly below the search text box provide ways of limiting your search to all of the 18 content types in METEOR (see Learn about metadata to view the full list), item creation dates, and item revision dates. The 'Topic' content type will search the 'non-database' pages in METEOR, and 'Help' will search all of the 'information' pop-up information boxes that are linked to each item.

  • Content Types (eg data element, glossary item, value domain, data quality statement, indicator, classification scheme)
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To search the 'non-metadata' content of the METEOR website, such as the pages explaining what metadata items are, restrict your search results to 'Topic'.

You can also sort the results of your search on a range of options:

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You can further narrow down your results with the results categories that appear on the left side of the screen. These are: Registration Authority Status (Standard, Incomplete, Candidate, Superseded), Registration Authorities, Content Type, Stewards, Registration Statuses, and Submitting Organisations.

The 'Clear' button resets the Search page.

If you need to get finely-tuned results, this search engine uses Lucene search syntax. You can restrict your search to the titles of items by using Name: Searchterm, for instance, or hide words such as 'for' from the search by using backslashes, for example: \for\. Use "quote marks" to get an exact match with a word.

You can also use asterisks * for a wildcard search, which allows the search engine to replace any content with the asterisk. The METEOR wildcard search requires a precise format. It can only be inserted inside or at the end of a word, with at least one letter next to it (but not at the front of a word). The wildcard standing in isolation will also not work. For instance, ca*e* will bring up results for 'care', 'category', 'calendar' and 'cancer', while *cer or cancer * will not bring up any results.


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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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