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Person—Australian state/territory identifier, Health care client code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termAustralian state/territory identifier
Synonymous names:Help on this termAustralian state/territory identifier
METeOR identifier:Help on this term270041
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Retired 01/09/2005
Community Services (retired), Retired 01/09/2005
Data Element Concept:Person—Australian state/territory identifier

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
Permissible values:Help on this term
1New South Wales
4South Australia
5Western Australia
7Northern Territory
8Australian Capital Territory
9Other territories (Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Christmas Island and Jervis Bay Territory)
Supplementary values:Help on this term
0Overseas address
NULLUnknown address state

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

When used specifically in the collection of address information for a client, the following local implementation rules may be applied:

  • NULL may be used to signify an unknown address state; and
  • Code 0 may be used to signify an overseas address.

The order presented here is the standard for the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). Other organisations (including the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare) publish data in state order based on population (that is, Western Australia before South Australia and Australian Capital Territory before Northern Territory).

Irrespective of how the information is coded, conversion of the codes to the ABS standard must be possible.

Source and reference attributes

Reference documents:Help on this term

Australian Bureau of Statistics 2001. Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC). Cat. no. 1216.0. Canberra: ABS.

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Data element attributes

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Bureau of Statistics

Health Data Standards Committee

National Community Services Data Committee

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Supersedes Australian State/Territory identifier, version 4, DE, Int. NCSDD & NHDD, NCSIMG & NHIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (18.8 KB)

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Health care client identification Health, Superseded 04/05/2005

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