Discrete Indigenous community—Indigenous community identifier, N(8)A

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Discrete Indigenous community ID
METeOR identifier:270296
Registration status:Housing assistance, Standard 01/03/2005 [Non Dictionary]
Indigenous, Endorsed 11/09/2012
Definition:A unique identifier for a discrete Indigenous community.
Context:The number of discrete Indigenous communities and the number of dwellings and persons within these communities are the basic counting units in identifying housing assistance to Indigenous people and as such it is essential to be able to uniquely identify these communities.
Data Element Concept:Discrete Indigenous community‚ÄĒIndigenous community identifier

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Identifier
Data type:String
Format:N(8)A
Maximum character length:9

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

This metadata item uses the unique national identifier allocated by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) to each community. The first six digits are based on the Indigenous location as defined by the ABS. The last two digits are sequential numbers within the Indigenous location. See Population Distribution, Indigenous Australians, Census 1996 (Cat. No. 4705.0) for Indigenous locations.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:National Housing Data Development Committee
Origin:Community Housing and Infrastructure Needs Survey (CHINS) Australia, 2001 Data Dictionary