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Field of education code (ASCED 2001) NN[{NN}{NN}]

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termValue Domain
METeOR identifier:Help on this term270749
Registration status:Help on this termCommunity Services (retired), Standard 01/03/2005
Definition:Help on this termThe ASCED (2001) code set representing the subject matter of an educational activity.

Representational attributes

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
ValueMeaning
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.

Relational attributes

Data elements implementing this value domain:Help on this term

Person—field of education, code (ASCED 2001) NN[{NN}{NN}] Community Services (retired), Standard 01/03/2005

Classification scheme attributes

Classification scheme:Australian Standard Classification of Education 2001
Synonymous names:Help on this termASCED 2001
METeOR identifier:Help on this term270551
Registration status:Help on this termEarly Childhood, Standard 24/07/2018
Community Services (retired), Standard 01/03/2005
Definition:Help on this termThe Australian Bureau of Statistics classification for fields of education.

Collection and usage attributes

Comments:Help on this termASCED comprises two classifications: Level of Education and Field of Education. Both the level and field of education components can be used to report statistics on various aspects of educational activity, such as student enrolments by level of course or by field of study; teaching resources by level of course; financial resources by field; or educational attainment by level and field.

Source and reference attributes

Origin:Help on this term

Australian Bureau of Statistics 2001. Australian Standard Classification of Education (ASCED). Cat No. 1272.0. Canberra: ABS. (last viewed 21 March 2006)

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