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Concept help - Outcome Area

An Outcome Area describes a strategic target or standard for a process or policy that may not be able to be measured directly or efficiently. An Outcome Area may be assesed by performance against a measurable Indicator.

A statement that specifically defines the target, standard, or the ideal result of the indicator against which an Indicator is to be assessed. Outcomes should be strategic, high level and observable, expressed in clear, measurable and achievable terms. Several outcome areas may be identified for each objective.

The union of a specific outcome area with a specific indicator set and an indicator creates a performance indicator for a specific agreement.

For example, the People with disability achieve economic participation and social inclusion outcome area can be combined with National Disability Agreement Indicator Set and Labour force participation rate for people with disability aged 15-64 years, 2011 Indicator to create the performance indicator, National Disability Agreement: a(3)-Labour force participation rate for people with disability aged 15-64 years, 2011.

Tips for creating Outcome Areas

Outcomes should be strategic, high level and observable, expressed in clear, measurable and achievable terms. Several outcome areas may be identified for each objective.

Once an Outcome Area has been saved, you can attach Indicators from the saved Outcome Area page.

Fields available on this metadata type

Field ISO definition
Name The primary name used for human identification purposes.
Definition Representation of a concept by a descriptive statement which serves to differentiate it from related concepts. (3.2.39)
Version Unique version identifier of this metadata item.
References Significant documents that contributed to the development of the metadata item which were not the direct source for the metadata content.
Origin The source (e.g. document, project, discipline or model) for the item (8.1.2.2.3.5)
Comments Descriptive comments about the metadata item (8.1.2.2.3.4)
Deleted The date after which the item has been soft deleted and is no longer visible in the registry

Official Definition

A statement that specifically defines the target, standard, or the ideal result of the indicator against which the indicator is to be assessed. Australia Institute of Health and Welfare