Admitted patient care remoteness classification (ASGS-RA) N
Identifying and definitional attributes
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Australian Statistical Geography Standard-Remoteness Area (ASGS-RA) is a geographical classification which defines locations in terms of remoteness, i.e. the physical road distance of a location from the nearest Service Centre (a populated locality where the population is greater than 1,000 persons), within population size categories.
Geographic remoteness is essentially a measure of a physical location's level of access to goods and services. Large population centres tend to have a greater range of goods and services available than small population centres. Typically, a population centre is not likely to provide a full range of goods and services until its population reaches around 250,000 people.
The measures of remoteness used by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) are based on population estimates obtained from the Census of Population and Housing, conducted every 5 years. Remoteness measures are calculated using Accessibility/Remoteness Index of Australia (ARIA+) scores, which are based on the distance of geographic locations from the nearest populated locality in various size ranges. The lower the ARIA+ score for a location, the better its level of access to goods and services.
Information in relation to how remoteness is defined and calculated is available from the Statistical Geography portal on the ABS website.
Information in relation to how ARIA+ scores are calculated for physical locations is available from the Hugo Centre for Migration and Population Research website.
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Source and reference attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Information relating to remoteness and other aspects of statistical geography is available from the Statistical Geography portal on the ABS website:
Australian Bureau of Statistics 2011. ABS Geography. Viewed 19 November 2013, http://www.abs.gov.au/websitedbs/D3310114.nsf/
Information relating to the development of the ARIA and ARIA+ scores by the Australian Population and Migration Research Centre (APMRC) within the National Centre for Social Applications of Geographic Information Systems (GISCA) at the University of Adelaide is available from the APMRC website:
Australian Population and Migration Research Centre 2013. ARIA - Accessibility/Remoteness Index of Australia. Viewed 19 November 2013, http://www.adelaide.edu.au/apmrc/research/
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Has been superseded by Admitted patient care remoteness classification (ASGS-RA) N
See also Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) remoteness classification (ASGS-RA) X
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Establishment—geographic remoteness, admitted patient care remoteness classification (ASGS-RA) N
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