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Address—Australian postcode, Australian postcode code (Postcode datafile) {NNNN}

429894 | Data Element
The Australian numeric descriptor for a postal delivery area for an address.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, WA Health, Commonwealth Department of Health, Disability, Children and Families
Superseded: Early Childhood, Health, Homelessness, Indigenous
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)
Qualified: Youth Justice

Address—statistical area

457285 | Data Element Concept
A designated region with a pre-determined population used for describing location and contact details. Based on the Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) structure of six hierarchical statistical area levels comprised in ascending order.
Superseded: Health, Early Childhood
Standard: Community Services (retired), Disability, Children and Families
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Address—statistical area, level 1 (SA1) code (ASGS 2011) N(11)

457287 | Data Element
A designated region representing the smallest unit for the release of Census data used for describing a location, as represented by a code.
Superseded: Early Childhood, Health
Standard: Community Services (retired)

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Superseded: Early Childhood, Health, Homelessness, Indigenous, Children and Families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 postcode code (Postcode datafile) {NNNN}

287222 | Value Domain
The Postcode datafile code set representing Australian postcodes as defined by Australia Post.
Superseded: Health, Community Services (retired), Early Childhood, Indigenous
Standard: Housing assistance, Homelessness

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

Children's service activity type code N

326703 | Value Domain
A code set representing the types of service activity types that a children's service is licensed and/or funded to provide.
Standard: Community Services (retired)
Superseded: Early Childhood

Children's service delivery setting code N

315171 | Value Domain
A code representing settings for children services.
Standard: Community Services (retired)
Superseded: Early Childhood

Child—fees charged in the census week

401473 | Data Element Concept
The actual tuition fees charged per week for the child to attend preschool at this service
Standard: Community Services (retired)
Superseded: Early Childhood

Child—maximum preschool program hours available per week

397149 | Data Element Concept | Early Childhood Data Sub Group (ECDSG)
The maximum number of hours of preschool program available to the child at this service, per week.
Standard: Community Services (retired)
Superseded: Early Childhood

Child—maximum preschool program hours available per week, total hours N[N]

397151 | Data Element | Early Childhood Data Sub Group (ECDSG)
The maximum number of hours of preschool program available to the child at this service per week, in total hours from 0 to 60.
Standard: Community Services (retired)
Superseded: Early Childhood

Child—preschool program enrolment indicator

436124 | Data Element Concept | Early Childhood Data Sub Group (ECDSG)
An indicator of whether the child was enrolled in a preschool program.
Superseded: Early Childhood
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Child—preschool program enrolment indicator, yes/no code N

506727 | Data Element | Early Childhood Data Sub Group (ECDSG)
An indicator of whether the child was enrolled in a preschool program, as represented by a code.
Superseded: Early Childhood
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Child—preschool program hours enrolled

388621 | Data Element Concept | Early Childhood Data Sub Group (ECDSG)
The number of hours a child has enrolled in a preschool program, in a given week.
Standard: Community Services (retired)
Superseded: Early Childhood

Child—preschool program hours enrolled (per week), total hours N[N]

506729 | Data Element | Early Childhood Data Sub Group (ECDSG)
The total number of hours of a preschool program that a child is enrolled to receive per week.
Superseded: Early Childhood
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Child—preschool service enrolment indicator

387986 | Data Element Concept | Early Childhood Data Sub Group (ECDSG)
Whether the child was enrolled in a preschool program.
Standard: Community Services (retired)
Superseded: Early Childhood

Child—preschool service received indicator

357013 | Data Element Concept
Whether a child received a preschool service.
Standard: Community Services (retired)
Superseded: Early Childhood

Collection of locality, postcode and state/territory for SEIFA cluster

528146 | Data Set Specification
This cluster contains three data elements which, if collected together, enable data to be mapped to Statistical Areal Level 2 (SA2) or Statistical Local Area (SLA) geographic unit which can be examined on the SEIFA indexes to ascertain a SEIFA score for a geographic area which is a measure of the collective socio-economic status of the people living in the area. The collection of information about a person's or service provider organisation's locality, postcode and state/territory enables the ge...
Standard: Health
Superseded: Early Childhood

Early childhood education and care field of qualification code N[N]

396908 | Value Domain | Early Childhood Data Sub Group (ECDSG)
A code set representing early childhood education and care related field of qualification.
Standard: Community Services (retired)
Superseded: Early Childhood

Early childhood education and care worker role, code N

401015 | Value Domain
The usual role of the early childhood education and care worker
Standard: Community Services (retired)
Superseded: Early Childhood

Geographical location CD code, (ASGC 2010) NNNNNNN

417558 | Value Domain | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The ASGC (2010) code set representing geographical location at the collection district (CD) level.
Standard: Health
Superseded: Community Services (retired), Early Childhood

Highest level of qualification (early childhood education and care), code N[N]

396921 | Value Domain
A code set representing the level of qualification for early childhood education and care workers.
Standard: Community Services (retired)
Superseded: Early Childhood

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

Management type, early childhood education and care code N

394192 | Value Domain | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A code representing the management arrangement.
Standard: Community Services (retired)
Superseded: Early Childhood

Maximum preschool program hours available per week

395298 | Property | Early Childhood Data Sub Group (ECDSG)
The maximum number of hours of preschool program available at this service, per week.
Standard: Community Services (retired)
Superseded: Early Childhood

Number of children attending preschool

390343 | Property | Early Childhood Data Sub Group (ECDSG)
A count of children who attended preschool at least once in the census week.
Standard: Community Services (retired)
Superseded: Early Childhood

Number of Indigenous children attending a preschool program

441243 | Property
A count of Indigenous children attending a structured, play-based, educational program (primarily aimed at children in the year before they commence full-time schooling), for at least one hour during the reference period.
Superseded: Early Childhood
Standard: Indigenous

Number of Indigenous children attending preschool

401428 | Property
The number of Indigenous children attending preschool
Standard: Community Services (retired)
Superseded: Early Childhood

Number of Indigenous children enrolled in a preschool program

441254 | Property
A count of Indigenous children enrolled in a structured, play-based, educational program (primarily aimed at children in the year before they commence full-time schooling) for at least one hour during the reference period.
Superseded: Early Childhood
Standard: Indigenous

Number of Indigenous children enrolled in preschool

401415 | Property
The number of Indigenous children enrolled in preschool
Standard: Community Services (retired)
Superseded: Early Childhood

Number of preschool enrolments

390335 | Property | Early Childhood Data Sub Group (ECDSG)
The number of recorded enrolments in a preschool service
Standard: Community Services (retired)
Superseded: Early Childhood

Number of preschool program hours enrolled per week

397188 | Property | Early Childhood Data Sub Group (ECDSG)
The number of preschool program hours enrolled in a preschool service per week.
Standard: Community Services (retired)
Superseded: Early Childhood

Person (address)—Australian postcode

269894 | Data Element Concept
The numeric descriptor for a postal delivery area, aligned with locality, suburb or place for the address of a person.
Superseded: Health, Community Services (retired), Early Childhood
Standard: Housing assistance, Homelessness

Person (address)—suburb/town/locality name

269880 | Data Element Concept
The full name of the locality contained within the specific address of a person.
Superseded: Health, Community Services (retired), Early Childhood
Standard: Housing assistance, Homelessness

Person (address)—suburb/town/locality name, text A[A(49)]

287326 | Data Element
The full name of the locality contained within the specific address of a person, as represented by text.
Superseded: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Early Childhood
Standard: Homelessness

Person (employed)—Preschool program delivered by teacher indicator

401320 | Data Element Concept
An indicator of face to face delivery of a structured, play-based, educational program by a person with a relevant university qualification.
Standard: Community Services (retired)
Superseded: Early Childhood

Person (employed)—preschool program delivered by teacher indicator, code N

401322 | Data Element
An indicator of face to face delivery of a preschool program by a person with a relevant university qualification, as represented by a code.
Standard: Community Services (retired)
Superseded: Early Childhood

Person—area of usual residence, statistical area level 2 (SA2) code (ASGS 2011) N(9)

469909 | Data Element
The geographical region in which a person or group of people usually reside, as represented by a code.
Superseded: Health, Tasmanian Health, Early Childhood
Standard: Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Community Services (retired), WA Health, Disability

Person—Indigenous status

269618 | Data Element Concept
Indigenous Status is a measure of whether a person identifies as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin. 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
Standard: Community Services (retired), Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, WA 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—role of early childhood education and care worker

400954 | Data Element Concept
The usual role of the person in the course of their employment in early childhood education and care.
Standard: Community Services (retired)
Superseded: Early Childhood

Person—sex

269716 | Data Element Concept
Sex is the biological distinction between male and female. Where there is an inconsistency between anatomical and chromosomal characteristics, sex is based on anatomical characteristics.
Superseded: Health, Early Childhood, Homelessness, Indigenous, Tasmanian Health
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Commonwealth Department of Health, WA Health, Disability, Children and Families
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Person—sex, code N

287316 | Data Element
The biological distinction between male and female, as represented by a code.
Superseded: Health, Early Childhood, Homelessness, Indigenous
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Disability, Children and Families
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Person—type of work activity

397308 | Data Element Concept
The type of service work performed by a person in the course of their employment.
Standard: Community Services (retired)
Superseded: Early Childhood

Preschool program

436132 | Glossary Item | Early Childhood Data Sub Group
A preschool program is a structured, play based learning program, delivered by a degree qualified teacher primarily aimed at children in the year before they commence full-time schooling, irrespective of the type of institution that provides it or whether it is government funded or privately provided. Programs may be delivered in a variety of service settings including separate preschools or kindergartens, long day care centres, in association with a school etc. The terms most commonly used to ...
Superseded: Early Childhood
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Preschool program delivered by teacher indicator

401063 | Property
An indicator of face to face delivery of a structured, play-based, educational program by a person with a relevant university qualification.
Standard: Community Services (retired)
Superseded: Early Childhood

Preschool program enrolment hours

388619 | Property | Early Childhood Data Sub Group (ECDSG)
The number of hours enrolled in a preschool program.
Standard: Community Services (retired)
Superseded: Early Childhood

Preschool program enrolment indicator

436122 | Property | Early Childhood Data Sub Group (ECDSG)
An indicator of whether a person is enrolled to attend a structured, play-based, educational program, primarily aimed at children in the year before they commence full-time schooling.
Superseded: Early Childhood
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Preschool service enrolment indicator

387982 | Property | Early Childhood Data Sub Group (ECDSG)
An indicator of the enrolment of a person to receive preschool services.
Standard: Community Services (retired)
Superseded: Early Childhood

Preschool service received indicator

357015 | Property
An indicator of the receipt of preschool services.
Standard: Community Services (retired)
Superseded: Early Childhood

Role of early childhood education and care worker

400940 | Property
A descriptor of the type of role undertaken by a person in the course of their employment in early childhood education and care.
Standard: Community Services (retired)
Superseded: Early Childhood

Service activity type needed

269332 | Property
A descriptor of the class of service activity needed.
Superseded: Community Services (retired), Early Childhood
Standard: Homelessness, Housing assistance, Disability

Service provider organisation (address)—address line, text X[X(179)]

290315 | Data Element | Standards Australia
A composite of one or more standard address components, as represented by text.
Superseded: Health, Early Childhood, Housing assistance, Indigenous
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Service provider organisation (name)—organisation name

288903 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The appellation by which an establishment, agency or organisation is known or called.
Superseded: Health, Community Services (retired), Early Childhood, Indigenous
Standard: Housing assistance

Service provider organisation—fee schedule amount

326574 | Data Element Concept
The standard fee schedule amount reported by an agency.
Standard: Community Services (retired)
Superseded: Early Childhood

Service provider organisation—fee schedule amount, total Australian currency N[NNNNN].NN

354640 | Data Element | NCSIMG Children’s Services Data Working GroupAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare
The standard fee schedule amount reported by an agency, measured in Australian dollars and cents.
Standard: Community Services (retired)
Superseded: Early Childhood

Service provider organisation—maximum preschool program hours available per week

401535 | Data Element Concept
The maximum number of hours available to children to attend the preschool program at this service.
Standard: Community Services (retired)
Superseded: Early Childhood

Service provider organisation—maximum preschool program hours available per week, total hours N[N]

401541 | Data Element
The maximum number of hours available to children to attend the preschool program at this service per week, in total hours from 0 to 60.
Standard: Community Services (retired)
Superseded: Early Childhood

Service provider organisation—number of children attending preschool

390937 | Data Element Concept | Early Childhood Data Sub Group (ECDSG)
The number of children who attended preschool at least once in the census week at the service.
Standard: Community Services (retired)
Superseded: Early Childhood

Service provider organisation—number of children attending preschool, total N[NNNN]

390939 | Data Element | Early Childhood Data Sub Group (ECDSG).
The total number of children who attended preschool at the service.
Standard: Community Services (retired)
Superseded: Early Childhood

Service provider organisation—number of Indigenous children attending a preschool program

441247 | Data Element Concept
The number of Indigenous children attending a preschool preschool program at the service.
Superseded: Early Childhood
Standard: Indigenous

Service provider organisation—number of Indigenous children attending a preschool program, total number N[NNNN]

441249 | Data Element | Early Childhood Data Sub Group (ECDSG)
The total number of Indigenous children attending a preschool program at the service.
Superseded: Early Childhood
Standard: Indigenous

Service provider organisation—number of Indigenous children attending preschool

401432 | Data Element Concept
The number of Indigenous children attending preschool
Standard: Community Services (retired)
Superseded: Early Childhood

Service provider organisation—number of Indigenous children enrolled in a preschool program

441257 | Data Element Concept
The number of Indigenous children enrolled in a preschool program at the service.
Superseded: Early Childhood
Standard: Indigenous

Service provider organisation—number of Indigenous children enrolled in a preschool program, total N[NNNN]

506734 | Data Element | Early Childhood Data Sub Group (ECDSG)
The total number of individual preschool program enrolments of Indigenous children at the service.
Superseded: Early Childhood
Standard: Indigenous

Service provider organisation—number of Indigenous children enrolled in preschool

401417 | Data Element Concept
The number of Indigenous children enrolled in preschool
Standard: Community Services (retired)
Superseded: Early Childhood

Service provider organisation—number of preschool enrolments, total N[NNNN]

390341 | Data Element | Early Childhood Data Sub Group (ECDSG).
The total number of individual preschool enrolments recorded at the service provider level.
Standard: Community Services (retired)
Superseded: Early Childhood

Service provider organisation—number of preschool program hours enrolled per week

397191 | Data Element Concept | Early Childhood Data Sub Group (ECDSG)
The number of hours that children are enrolled in a preschool program delivered by a service provider organisation.
Standard: Community Services (retired)
Superseded: Early Childhood

Service provider organisation—number of preschool program hours enrolled per week, total hours N[NNNN]

397196 | Data Element | Early Childhood Data Sub Group (ECDSG).
The total number of hours that children are enrolled in a preschool program delivered by a service provider organisation, in a given week.
Standard: Community Services (retired)
Superseded: Early Childhood

Service provider organisation—number of service operation weeks

269807 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The actual number of weeks during a specified period that the agency is open for the provision of service.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Health, Disability, Indigenous
Superseded: Early Childhood

Service provider organisation—number of service operation weeks (calendar year), total NN

270377 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The actual number of weeks per year that the agency is open for the provision of service.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Health, Indigenous, Disability
Superseded: Early Childhood

Service provider organisation—organisation identifier, X(15)

397155 | Data Element | Early Childhood Data Sub Group (ECDSG)
A unique identifier assigned to each service which delivers child care or preschool services to children.
Standard: Community Services (retired)
Superseded: Early Childhood

Service provider organisation—organisation identifier, X[X(14)]

414987 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.
A unique alphanumeric identifier assigned to an establishment that provides care or services.
Standard: Housing assistance
Superseded: Early Childhood

Sex

269231 | Property
The biological distinction between male and female.
Superseded: Health, Early Childhood, Homelessness, Indigenous, Tasmanian Health
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Commonwealth Department of Health, WA Health, Disability, Children and Families
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)
Qualified: Youth Justice

Sex code N

270807 | Value Domain
A code set representing the biological distinction between male, female and intersex.
Superseded: Health, Early Childhood, Indigenous
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Homelessness, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Disability, Children and Families
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)
Qualified: Youth Justice

Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA) cluster 2011

477111 | Data Set Specification | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.
The person level geographical location data elements in this cluster refer to the person's usual residence. This is defined below. When collecting the geographical location of a person's usual place of residence, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) recommends that 'usual' be defined as: 'the place where the person has or intends to live for 6 months or more, or the place that the person regards as their main residence, or where the person has no other residence, the place they currently ...
Standard: Community Services (retired), Disability
Superseded: Early Childhood

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 1 (SA1) code (ASGS 2011) N(11)

455781 | Value Domain
A code set representing the smallest unit for the release of Census data.
Superseded: Early Childhood, Health
Standard: Community Services (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

Type of service work code N

397312 | Value Domain | Early Childhood Data Sub Group
A code set representing the type of service work performed.
Standard: Community Services (retired)
Superseded: Early Childhood

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