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Country code (SACC 1998) NNNN

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termValue Domain
METeOR identifier:Help on this term270812
Registration status:Help on this termHousing assistance, Superseded 24/11/2008
Health, Superseded 01/10/2008
Community Services (retired), Superseded 02/06/2008
Definition:Help on this termA SACC code set representing a country.

Representational attributes

Classification scheme:Standard Australian Classification of Countries 1998
Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termNNNN
Maximum character length:Help on this term4

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

The Standard Australian Classification of Countries 1998 (SACC) is a four-digit, three-level hierarchical structure specifying major group, minor group and country.

A country, even if it comprises other discrete political entities such as states, is treated as a single unit for all data domain purposes. Parts of a political entity are not included in different groups. Thus, Hawaii is included in Northern America (as part of the identified country United States of America), despite being geographically close to and having similar social and cultural characteristics as the units classified to Polynesia.

Relational attributes

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Has been superseded by Country code (SACC 2008) NNNN Housing assistance, Superseded 28/02/2012, Health, Superseded 22/11/2011, Homelessness, Superseded 28/02/2012, Commonwealth Department of Health, Candidate 16/07/2015, Community Services (retired), Superseded 28/02/2012

Data elements implementing this value domain:Help on this term

Person (address)—country identifier, code (SACC 1998) NNNN Health, Superseded 01/10/2008
Community Services (retired), Superseded 02/06/2008

Person—country of birth, code (SACC 1998) NNNN Housing assistance, Superseded 24/11/2008
Health, Superseded 01/10/2008
Community Services (retired), Superseded 02/06/2008

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