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Establishment—geographical location, code (ASGC 2004) NNNNN

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termGeographical location of establishment
METeOR identifier:Help on this term270154
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 21/03/2006
Definition:Help on this termGeographical location of the establishment, as represented by a code. For establishments with more than one geographical location, the location is defined as that of the main administrative centre.
Data Element Concept:Establishment—geographic location

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Classification scheme:Australian Standard Geographical Classification 2004
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Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termNNNNN
Maximum character length:Help on this term5

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Collection and usage attributes

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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 identifier and SLA (first digit = State identifier, next four digits = SLA).

The Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC) is updated on an annual basis with a date of effect of 1 July each year. Therefore, the edition effective for the data collection reference year should be used.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics' National Localities Index (NLI) can be used to assign each locality or address in Australia to an SLA. The NLI is a comprehensive list of localities in Australia with their full code (including SLA) from the main structure of the ASGC. For the majority of localities, the locality name (suburb or town, for example) is sufficient to assign an SLA. However, some localities have the same name. For most of these, limited additional information such as the postcode or state can be used with the locality name to assign the SLA.

In addition, other localities cross one or more SLA boundaries and are referred to as split localities. For these, the more detailed information of the number and street of the establishment is used with the Streets Sub-index of the NLI to assign the SLA.

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National Health Data Committee

Australian Standard Geographical Classification (Australian Bureau of Statistics Catalogue No. 1216.0)

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Has been superseded by Establishment—geographical location, code (ASGC 2005) NNNNN Health, Superseded 14/09/2006

Supersedes Geographical location of establishment, version 2, DE, NHDD, NHIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (16.5 KB)

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