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Person—field of education, code (ASCED 2001) NN[{NN}{NN}]

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termField of education
METeOR identifier:Help on this term270172
Registration status:Help on this termCommunity Services (retired), Standard 01/03/2005
Definition:Help on this termThe main field of education undertaken by a person in relation to current study or completed education, as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Person—field of education

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Representational attributes

Classification scheme:Australian Standard Classification of Education 2001
Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termNN[{NN}{NN}]
Maximum character length:Help on this term6
Supplementary values:Help on this term
99(9999)Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this termCode 99(9999), Not stated/inadequately described, is not for use on primary collection forms. It is primarily for use in administrative collections when transferring data from data sets where the metadata item has not been collected.
Collection methods:Help on this term

A standard question module for self-enumerated collections is not available for this metadata item.

Accurate data is best achieved using computer-assisted coding of both the field of education and the level of highest educational attainment at the same time.

Computer-assisted coding will return a nine-digit code comprising both the field of education and level of highest educational attainment codes.

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this termThis is a three-level hierarchical classification specifying broad, narrow and detailed fields of study. For example, social work is coded to the broad field 09 'Society and Culture', the narrow field 0905 'Human Welfare Studies and Services' and the detailed field 090501 'Social Work'.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Origin:Help on this term

Australian Standards Classification of Education (ASCED 2001). Australian Bureau of Statistics Cat. no 1272.0 (last viewed 21 Dec 2005)

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Supersedes Field of education, version 2, DE, NCSDD, NCSIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (15.6 KB)

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