Person—area of usual residence, geographical location code (ASGC 2011) NNNNN
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Area of usual residence|
|Definition:||Geographical location of usual residence of the person, as represented by a code.|
|Data Element Concept:||Person—area of usual residence|
Value domain attributes
|Classification scheme:||Australian Standard Geographical Classification 2011|
|Maximum character length:||5|
Source and reference attributes
|Submitting organisation:||Australian Institute of Health and Welfare|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
The geographical location is reported using a five digit numerical code to indicate the Statistical Local Area (SLA) within the reporting state or territory, as defined in the Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC) (Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), catalogue number 1216.0). It is a composite of state/territory identifier and SLA (first digit = state/territory identifier, next four digits = SLA).
The Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC) is updated by the ABS on an annual basis, with a date of effect of 1 July each year.
Up until 2007, the ABS's National Localities Index (NLI) (catalogue number 1252.0.55.001) was available as a coding tool designed to assist users assign the ASGC Main Structure codes to street address information. However, the NLI is no longer produced by the ABS. To replace the Localities file of the NLI, the ABS has created a Locality to SLA correspondence file for 2011. This file is available on request by contacting ABS Geography at [email protected].
|Collection methods:||When collecting the geographical location of a person's usual place of residence, the 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 reside.' Apart from collecting a person's usual place of residence there is also a need in some collections to collect area of residence immediately prior to or after assistance is provided, or at some other point in time.|
Geographical location is reported using SLA to enable accurate aggregation of information to larger areas within the ASGC (such as Statistical Subdivisions and Statistical Divisions) as well as detailed analysis at the SLA level. The use of SLA also allows analysis relating the data to information compiled by the ABS on the demographic and other characteristics of the population of each SLA. Analyses facilitated by the inclusion of SLA information include:
Source and reference attributes
|Origin:||Australian Standard Geographical Classification (Australian Bureau of Statistics catalogue number 1216.0)|
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes Person—area of usual residence, geographical location code (ASGC 2010) NNNNN
|Implementation in Data Set Specifications:|
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