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Address—statistical area, level 2 (SA2) code (ASGS 2011) N(9)

457289 | Data Element
A designated region describing location and contact details that represents a medium-sized area built from a number of Statistical areas level 1 (SA1s), as represented by a code. The aim is to represent a community that interacts together socially and economically.
Superseded: Health, Children and Families
Standard: Community Services (retired), Disability

Adoption consent code N

468236 | Value Domain | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A code set representing the consent by birth parents to an adoption.
Standard: Community Services (retired)
Superseded: Children and Families

Australian postcode code (Postcode datafile) {NNNN}

463806 | Value Domain
The Postcode datafile code set representing Australian postcodes as defined by Australia Post.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, WA Health, Commonwealth Department of Health, Disability
Superseded: Early Childhood, Health, Homelessness, Indigenous, Children and Families
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Australian state/territory code N

304682 | Value Domain
The code set representing Australian states and territories.
Superseded: Health, Children and Families, Indigenous
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Homelessness

Australian state/territory identifier

269056 | Property
An identifier of the Australian state or territory.
Superseded: Health, Indigenous, Children and Families
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Homelessness, Commonwealth Department of Health, WA Health, Disability

Australian Statistical Geography Standard 2011

437772 | Classification Scheme
The Australian Bureau of Statistics framework for statistical geography. The main purpose of the Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) is the dissemination of geographically classified statistics. It provides a common framework of statistical geography which enables the publication of statistics that are comparable and spatially integrated.
Superseded: Health, Early Childhood, Tasmanian Health, Children and Families
Standard: Community Services (retired), Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Disability, Commonwealth Department of Health

Country code (SACC 2011) NNNN

459969 | Value Domain
The Standard Australian Classification of Countries (SACC 2011) code set representing a country.
Superseded: Health, Homelessness, Tasmanian Health, Children and Families
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, WA Health, Disability

Disability

327304 | Glossary Item
Disability is the umbrella term for any or all of: an impairment of body structure or function, a limitation in activities, or a restriction in participation. Disability is a multi-dimensional and complex concept and is conceived as a dynamic interaction between health conditions and environmental and personal factors (WHO 2001:6).
Superseded: Health, Children and Families
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Disability

Geographic indicator

327306 | Glossary Item
A classification scheme that divides an area into mutually exclusive sub-areas based on geographic location. Some geographic indicators are: Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC, ABS cat. no. 1216.0, effective up until 1 July 2011) Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS, ABS cat. nos. 1270.0.55.001 to 1270.0.55.005, effective from 1 July 2011) administrative regions electorates Accessibility/Remoteness Index of Australia (ARIA) Rural, Remote and Metropolitan Area...
Superseded: Health, Indigenous, Children and Families
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Homelessness, Early Childhood, Commonwealth Department of Health, Disability, Tasmanian Health

Indigenous status code N

270885 | Value Domain
A code set representing Indigenous status.
Superseded: Health, Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Homelessness, Tasmanian Health, Disability, Children and Families
Standard: Community Services (retired), Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, WA Health, Indigenous

Language code (ASCL 2011) NN{NN}

460118 | Value Domain
The Australian Standard Classification of Languages (ASCL 2011) code set representing languages.
Superseded: Health, Homelessness, Tasmanian Health, Children and Families
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Disability

Person—Australian state/territory identifier

269512 | Data Element Concept
The Australian state or territory where a person can be located.
Superseded: Health, Children and Families
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Homelessness

Person—Australian state/territory identifier, code N

286919 | Data Element
The Australian state or territory where a person can be located, as represented by a code.
Superseded: Health, Children and Families
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Homelessness

Person—country of origin, code (SACC 2011) NNNN

471367 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The country of habitual residence of a person, as represented by a code.
Standard: Community Services (retired)
Superseded: Children and Families

Person—disability status

269740 | Data Element Concept
Whether a person has a disability.
Standard: Housing assistance
Superseded: Health, Children and Families

Person—Indigenous status, code N

291036 | Data Element
Whether a person identifies as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin, as represented by a code. This is in accord with the first two of three components of the Commonwealth definition.
Superseded: Health, Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Homelessness, Tasmanian Health, Indigenous, Disability, Children and Families
Standard: Community Services (retired), WA Health, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

Person—main language other than English spoken at home, code (ASCL 2011) NN{NN}

460125 | Data Element
The language reported by a person as the main language other than English spoken by that person in his/her home (or most recent private residential setting occupied by the person) to communicate with other residents of the home or setting and regular visitors, as represented by a code.
Superseded: Health, Homelessness, Children and Families
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Disability

Relationship to adoptive parent(s) code N

468354 | Value Domain | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A code set representing who a person was adopted by.
Standard: Community Services (retired)
Superseded: Children and Families

Standard Australian Classification of Countries 2011

459967 | Classification Scheme
The Australian Bureau of Statistics classification for countries.
Superseded: Health, Homelessness, Tasmanian Health, Children and Families
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Disability

Statistical area

457283 | Property
A designated region with a pre-determined population range primarily for statistical usage. Based on the Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) structure of six hierarchical statistical area levels comprised in ascending order. Each level directly aggregates to the level above. This principle continues up through the remaining levels of the hierarchy.
Superseded: Health, Early Childhood, Children and Families
Standard: Community Services (retired), Disability
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Statistical area level 2 (SA2) code (ASGS 2011) N(9)

455810 | Value Domain
A code set representing a medium-sized area built from whole Statistical areas level 1 (SA1s). The aim of Statistical areas level 2 (SA2s) is to represent a community that interacts together socially and economically.
Superseded: Health, Tasmanian Health, Children and Families, Early Childhood
Standard: Community Services (retired), Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, WA Health, Disability

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