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released: 21 Jul 2008 author: AIHW

The National community services data dictionary (the NCSDD) is a national resource which community services authorities use to ensure the consistency and comparability of all data collected under the scope of the National Community Services Information Agreement (NCSIA). The data dictionary contains definitions and value domains that are endorsed as national standards for use by those collecting community services data in Australia.Version 5 has been downloaded from METeOR which is an internet registry for development, registration and dissemination of metadata based on the latest version of the international standard ISO/IEC 11179 Information technology-Metadata registries (MDR) in 2003. The Dictionary is available online at <meteor.aihw.gov.au>.The data dictionary is an important resource for people involved in designing and building data collections, conducting research and evaluation activities.

ISSN 1440-8872; ISBN 978 1 74024 800 6; Cat. no. HWI 102; INTERNET ONLY

National health data dictionary (version 14) and National community services data dictionary (version 5) data dictionaries CD-ROM set

The National health data dictionary version 14 and the National community services data dictionary version 5 are sold as a CD-ROM set.

Full publication

Publication table of contents

  • Publishing information
  • Dictionary
    • Preliminary material
      • Title and verso pages
      • List of metadata items
      • Data Element Technical Names
    • Sections
      • Data elements
      • National minimum data sets
      • Data set specifications
      • Data element clusters
      • Supporting metadata items
      • Object classes
      • Properties
      • Classification schemes
      • Glossary Items
  • Summary of changes
  • NMDS/DSS data element table
  • Explanatory booklet
  • Searching help
  • Navigation help

Recommended citation

National Community Services Data Committee 2008. National community services data dictionary, version 5. Cat. no. HWI 102. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 21 April 2014 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442468105>.