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Geographic indicator

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termGlossary Item
METeOR identifier:Help on this term327306
Registration status:Help on this termHousing assistance, Standard 22/10/2005
Health, Standard 01/03/2005
Early Childhood, Standard 28/05/2014
Homelessness, Standard 22/10/2005
Indigenous, Endorsed 13/03/2015
Commonwealth Department of Health, Standard 17/12/2015
Disability, Standard 07/10/2014
Children and Families, Standard 22/11/2016
Community Services (retired), Standard 01/03/2005
ACT Health, Final 08/08/2018
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A classification scheme that divides an area into mutually exclusive sub-areas based on geographic location. Some geographic indicators are:

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To enable the analysis of data on a geographical basis. Facilitates analysis of service provision in relation to demographic and other characteristics of the population of a geographic area.

Collection and usage attributes

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The data element Address—Australian postcode, code (Postcode datafile) NNNN is not included in the above listing, as it is, strictly speaking, not a geographic indicator.

Sometimes postcodes are used in the analysis of data on a geographical basis, which involves a conversion to Statistical Local Area or Statistical Area Level 2 (Australian Bureau of Statistics geographical structures). This conversion results in some inaccuracy of information. However, in some data sets Address—Australian postcode, code (Postcode datafile) NNNN is the only geographic identifier, therefore the use of other more accurate indicators (for example, conversion from address line to Statistical Local Area or Statistical Area Level 2) is not always possible.

Source and reference attributes

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Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Relational attributes

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Supersedes Geographic indicator, version 2, DEC, NCSDD, NCSIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (14.0 KB)

Metadata items which use this glossary item:Help on this term

Admitted patient care NMDS 2013-14 Health, Superseded 11/04/2014

Admitted patient care NMDS 2014-15 Health, Superseded 13/11/2014

Admitted patient care NMDS 2015-16 Health, Superseded 10/11/2015
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Proposed 15/09/2014

Admitted patient care NMDS 2016-17 Health, Superseded 05/10/2016
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Proposed 09/09/2015

Admitted patient care NMDS 2017-18 Health, Superseded 25/01/2018

Admitted patient care NMDS 2018-19 Health, Standard 25/01/2018
ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018

Admitted patient care NMDS 2019-20 Health, Standardisation pending 30/11/2018
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Proposed 17/07/2018

Australian state/territory identifier Housing assistance, Standard 22/10/2005
Health, Standard 01/03/2005
Early Childhood, Standard 21/05/2010
Homelessness, Standard 01/05/2013
Tasmanian Health, Draft 23/07/2012
WA Health, Endorsed 19/03/2015
Indigenous, Endorsed 13/03/2015
Commonwealth Department of Health, Standard 17/12/2015
Disability, Standard 07/10/2014
Children and Families, Standard 22/11/2016
Community Services (retired), Standard 01/03/2005
ACT Health, Final 08/08/2018

Community mental health care NMDS 2014-15 Health, Superseded 13/11/2014

Community mental health care NMDS 2015-16 Health, Superseded 04/09/2015

Community mental health care NMDS 2016-17 Health, Superseded 17/08/2017

Community mental health care NMDS 2017–18 Health, Superseded 25/01/2018

Community mental health care NMDS 2018–19 Health, Standard 25/01/2018
ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018

Community mental health care NMDS 2019–20 Health, Standardisation pending 27/11/2018

Female—number of antenatal care visits, total N[N] Health, Superseded 02/08/2017
Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 20/12/2016

Female—number of antenatal care visits, total N[N] Health, Standard 02/08/2017
ACT Health, Final 14/08/2018

Government health expenditure NMDS 2014- Health, Standard 04/12/2013
ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018

Healthcare-associated infections NBEDS 2016- Health, Standard 25/01/2018

Indigenous community housing DSS 2013- Housing assistance, Standard 30/08/2017

Mainstream community housing DSS 2013- Housing assistance, Standard 30/08/2017

Medical indemnity NBPDS 2014- Health, Standard 21/11/2013

Mental health establishments NMDS 2014-15 Health, Superseded 13/11/2014

Mental health establishments NMDS 2015-16 Health, Superseded 04/09/2015

Mental health establishments NMDS 2016-17 Health, Superseded 17/08/2017

Mental health establishments NMDS 2017–18 Health, Superseded 25/01/2018

Mental health establishments NMDS 2018–19 Health, Standard 25/01/2018
ACT Health, Final 17/08/2018

Mental health establishments NMDS 2019–20 Health, Standardisation pending 05/12/2018

Mental health seclusion and restraint NBEDS 2015- Health, Standard 13/11/2014

National Bowel Cancer Screening Program NBEDS 2014-18 Health, Superseded 06/09/2018

National Bowel Cancer Screening Program NBEDS 2018–19 Health, Standard 06/09/2018

National Bowel Cancer Screening Program NBEDS 2019–20 Health, Standardisation pending 23/11/2018

Perinatal DSS 2014-15 Health, Superseded 13/11/2014

Perinatal DSS 2015-16 Health, Superseded 04/09/2015

Perinatal NBEDS 2016-17 Health, Superseded 05/10/2016

Perinatal NBEDS 2017-18 Health, Superseded 02/08/2017

Perinatal NBEDS 2018-19 Health, Standard 02/08/2017

Perinatal NMDS 2013-14 Health, Superseded 07/03/2014

Perinatal NMDS 2014-18 Health, Superseded 02/08/2017

Perinatal NMDS 2018-19 Health, Standard 02/08/2017
ACT Health, Final 14/08/2018

Person and provider identification in healthcare National Best Practice Data Set Health, Standard 05/10/2016

Prisoner health NBEDS Health, Standard 28/04/2016

Public rental housing DSS 2013-14 Housing assistance, Superseded 30/08/2017

Public rental housing DSS 2014-17 Housing assistance, Superseded 19/12/2017

Public rental housing DSS 2017- Housing assistance, Standard 19/12/2017

Residential mental health care NMDS 2014-15 Health, Superseded 13/11/2014

Residential mental health care NMDS 2015-16 Health, Superseded 04/09/2015

Residential mental health care NMDS 2016-17 Health, Superseded 17/08/2017

Residential mental health care NMDS 2017–18 Health, Superseded 25/01/2018

Residential mental health care NMDS 2018–19 Health, Standard 25/01/2018
ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018

Residential mental health care NMDS 2019–20 Health, Standardisation pending 23/11/2018

State owned and managed Indigenous housing (SOMIH) DSS 2013-14 Housing assistance, Superseded 30/08/2017

State owned and managed Indigenous housing (SOMIH) DSS 2014-17 Housing assistance, Standard 30/08/2017

State owned and managed Indigenous housing (SOMIH) DSS 2017- Housing assistance, Standard 19/12/2017

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