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The source from which a housing assistance client derives the greatest proportion of his/her cash income, 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 " Source of cash income (housing assistance) code N[.N.N] ".
Data Type Number
Format N[.N.N]
Maximum character length 3
Value Meaning Start Date End Date
Permissible Values 1 Employee cash income
2 Unincorporated business income
3.1.1 Youth allowance
3.1.2 Newstart allowance
3.1.3 Other allowances for students and the unemployed
3.2.1 Age pension
3.2.2 Disability Support pension
3.2.3 Other Centrelink pensions/allowances for the aged and people with disability
3.3 Other Government cash pension/allowances (e.g. Service pensions)
4 Other cash income (e.g. superannuation, compensation)
5 Nil income
Supplementary Values 9 Not stated/inadequately described


Guide for use:

Income source identifies a household’s sources of income and can be used to determine whether they may be eligible to receive Commonwealth rent assistance if the same household was living in the private rental market.

Australian Bureau of Statistics. Standards for Social, Labour and Demographic Variables. Viewed 3 November 2005.


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As a denominator in an Indicator 0
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