Service provider organisation—geographic location (LGA), code (ASGC 2009) NNNNN
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Local Government Area|
The geographical location of an agency using a five-digit numerical code which indicates the Local Government Area (LGA).
|Data Element Concept:||Service provider organisation—geographic location|
Value domain attributes
|Classification scheme:||Australian Standard Geographical Classification 2009|
|Maximum character length:||5|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
The Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC) is a hierarchical classification system of geographical areas and consists of a number of interrelated structures. It provides a common framework of statistical geography and enables the production of statistics which are comparable.
The product ASGC contains four comma delimited files showing the levels and hierarchy of those ASGC structures current for the edition: the Local Government Area Structure, the Main Structure, the Statistical District Structure and the Statistical Region Structure.The LGA Structure covers only incorporated areas of Australia. The major areas of Australia not administered by incorporated bodies are the northern parts of South Australia, most of the Northern Territory and all of the Australian Capital Territory and the Other Territories.
|Collection methods:||In population Census years the LGA Structure has four levels of hierarchy, in ascending order these are: CDs-SLAs-LGAs-S/Ts (Incorporated areas). Codes are unique only within a S/T. For unique Australia-wide LGA code identification, the four digit code must by preceded by the S/T code. All LGA codes end with the digit 0.|
Source and reference attributes
Supported Accommodation Assistance Program Information Sub-Committee (SAAP-ISC).
|Reference documents:||SAAP National Data Collection Data Dictionary, Version 2, November 2001.|
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Supersedes Service provider organisation—geographic location (LGA), code (ASGC 2008) NNNNN
Has been superseded by Service provider organisation—geographic location (LGA), code (ASGC 2010) NNNNN
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