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An indicator of whether any member of the household identifies as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin, as represented by a code.


Data Element (this item)


This representation is based on the value domain for this data element, more information is available at " Yes/no/not stated/inadequately described code N ".
Data Type Number
Format N
Maximum character length 1
Value Meaning Start Date End Date
Permissible Values 1 Yes
2 No
Supplementary Values 9 Not stated/inadequately described


Guide for use:


Record if any member of the household identifies as Indigenous.


Record if no members of the household identifies as Indigenous.

An Indigenous household is one which contains one or more Indigenous people.

This definition may not be consistent with eligibility requirements for assistance targeted to Indigenous people under a specific program. For example, some programs specify that there must be an Indigenous person aged 15 or over to be classified as an Indigenous household.

A household excludes visitors to a household.


Together with family, household is considered one of the basic groups of social aggregation. Information on household numbers and composition aids in identifying groups within the population such as Indigenous households or the number of people living alone.

Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples occupy a unique place in Australian society and culture. In the current climate of reconciliation, accurate and consistent statistics about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are needed in order to plan, promote and deliver essential services, to monitor changes in wellbeing and to account for government expenditure in this area.


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Use within a Question 0
As a numerator in an Indicator 0
As a denominator in an Indicator 0
As a disaggregation in an Indicator 0