This data element is used to differentiate between establishments run by the government sector (code 1) and establishments that receive some government funding but are run by the non-government sector (code 2).
Code 1 Public
To be used when the establishment:
operates from the public accounts of a Commonwealth, state or territory government or is part of the executive, judicial or legislative arms of government,
is part of the general government sector or is controlled by some part of the general government sector,
provides government services free of charge or at nominal prices, and
is financed mainly from taxation.
Code 2 Private
To be used only when the establishment:
is not controlled by government,
is directed by a group of officers, an executive committee or a similar body elected by a majority of members, and