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358 PIR Citizen/resident indicator


A code indicating a student's/applicant's citizenship and residence status


Version: 1.0
First year: 2015
Last year: -
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/applicants with permanent humanitarian visa
3 Students/applicants with permanent visa other than permanent humanitarian visa
4 Student/applicant 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/applicant is residing outside Australia during the unit of study/time of application

Coding notes

  • Australian students and students with permanent resident status in Australia, but studying off‑shore, should be coded as "1" or "3", respectively, and not coded "5".
  • Overseas students:
    • studying on‑shore should be coded "4"
    • studying off‑shore should be coded "5"
    • residing overseas should be coded "5"
  • For the Course Completions data set, the code to be assigned for citizenship relates to the final year of attendance.
  • Please note: Off‑shore does not mean "distance" or on‑line study.
  • If your institution is unable to report citizenship data for a student, leave the field blank.

Input files

Provider Information Request:

  • PIR Student (PSD)
  • PIR Past Course Completions (PPS)

Change History

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

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