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997 Participation Age code

Description

Age calculated at 30 June the reference year

Details

Version:1.0
First year:2000
Last year:-
Field name:AGE AT 30/06/YYYY
Element name:Participation Age code

Code format:

Data Type:Character
Units:Code (numeric), right justified, with a leading zero if needed
Width:2

Classification

CODEMEANINGDERIVATION
00Student is born before 1900 or age is unknownE550 (Reference Year) minus the year value of E314 ((Date of birth) minus 1)) is less than 12 or greater than 99
12 to 99AgeIf the student was born between 1 January and 30 June, then age is equal to E550 (Reference Year) minus the year value of E314 ((Date of birth)

If the student was born between 1 July and 31 December then age is equal to E550 (Reference Year) minus the year value of E314 ((Date of birth) minus 1)

Coding notes

YYYYMMDD format:

  • 1st 4 digits - Year sub‑field (e.g. 1986)
  • 2nd 2 digits - Month sub‑field (e.g. 09)
  • 3rd 2 digits - Day sub‑field (e.g. 01)

This element is not used in files provided to the department by universities; it is a "derived" element used in the department's output datasets.

Input files

Derived element

Change History

1 April 1999