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489 Unit of Study Census date


A code which indicates the year, month and day which is the Census date of that Unit of Study


Version: 1.0
First year: 2005
Last year: 2008
Element name: Unit of Study Census date

Code format:

Data Type: Date
Units: YYYYMMDD, right justified (in each sub-field), with a leading zero (in each sub-field) if needed
Width: 8


YYYYMMDD Unit of Study Census Date in YYYYMMDD format

Coding notes

YYYY format:

  • 1st 4 digits – Year sub-field (e.g. 1978)

MM format:

  • 2nd 2 digits – Month sub-field (e.g. 06)

DD format:

  • 3rd 2 digits – Day sub-field (e.g. 06)

The unit of study census date must not occur less than 20% of the way through the period during which the unit of study is being undertaken.​

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

Input files

​Higher Education:

  • Student Load/Liability (LL)
  • Revisions File (SR)
  • Unit of Study Completions (CU)

Change History

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

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