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358 Citizen/resident indicator


A code indicating a student's citizenship and residence status


Version: 1.0
First year: 2005
Last year: 2008
Element name: Citizen/resident indicator

Code format:

Data Type: Numeric
Units: Code (numeric)
Width: 1


1 Australian citizen (including Australian citizens with dual citizenship)
2 New Zealand citizen or a diplomatic or consular representative of New Zealand, a member of the staff of such a representative or the spouse or dependent relative of such a representative, excluding those with Australian citizenship. (Note: includes any such persons who have Permanent Resident status)
8 Students with permanent humanitarian visa
3 Students with Permanent visa other than Permanent humanitarian visa
4 Student has a temporary entry permit or is a diplomat or a dependent of a diplomat (except New Zealand) and resides in Australia during the unit of study
5 Not one of the above categories and student is residing outside Australia during the unit of study

Coding notes

The following additional codes are used in DEEWR datasets but are not reported by higher education providers / Institutions:

9 No information

Code overseas students residing overseas as “5”

Please refer to the Glossary for further information about terminology used in this document.

Input files

​Higher Education:

  • Student Load/Liability (LL)
  • Past Course Completions (PS)
  • Commonwealth Higher Education Student Support Number (CHESSN)

Change History

Details of all versions of this data element can be found on its supporting information page.

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