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1200.0.55.006 - Age Standard, 2014, Version 1.7  
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 11/03/2014  First Issue
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CLASSIFICATION AND CODING


THE STANDARD CLASSIFICATION AND CLASSIFICATION CRITERIA

The classification of persons by age uses the calculated time unit 'in complete years'.

'Age' is a flat classification containing one level.

The standard categories are single, complete, calendar years from 000 to 104 and a category for 105 and over.

THE CODE STRUCTURE

The code structure is 000 to 105. The examples below demonstrate the code structure applied to the Age classification:

000
0 years
001
1 year
002
2 years
...
010
10 years
011
11 years
012
12 years
...
103
103 years
104
104 years
105
105 years and over
    Age has no provision for 'Not stated/Inadequately described' for ABS collections. In general, a 'best estimate' is provided for age, by derivation or imputation, based on other related variables in the questionnaire, or Any Responsible Adult (ARA) respondents. Data from sources (including administratively collected data), which have a 'Not stated' or 'unknown' code for Age may include a 'Not stated' category in output. Alternatively, the 'Not stated' response may be incorporated into totals, providing that the 'Total' is footnoted to show it includes these responses.

    Residual categories and codes
    There are no residual categories associated with this classification.

    Supplementary codes
    There are no supplementary categories associated with this classification.

    Coding Indexes
    This variable has no coding indexes.

    SCOPE OF THE VARIABLE

    The variable 'Age' applies to all persons.

    APPLICATION OF THE VARIABLE TO OTHER CLASSIFICATIONS

    The 'Age' classification can be applied to other variables such as Age on Arrival, Age of Reference Person, etc.


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