Australian Standard Classification of Religious Groups 2005

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Classification Scheme
Synonymous names:ASCRG 2005
METeOR identifier:334321
Registration status:Community Services (retired), Superseded 07/11/2012
Definition:The Australian Bureau of Statistics classification for religions of the Australian population.
Classification structure:The ASCRG has a three level hierarchical structure. In the classification religions are grouped in to progressively broader categories on the basis of similarity in terms of religious beliefs, religious practices and cultural heritage adherents.

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Indexes in alphabetical and numerical order and concordance 1991 to 1996 and 1996 to 1991 available, see Origin.

Source and reference attributes

Steward:Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Bureau of Statistics 2005. Australian Standard Classification of Religious Groups. Cat No. 1266.0. Canberra: ABS. Viewed 27 March 2006.

Reference documents:

Australian Bureau of Statistics. 1998. A Guide to Major ABS Classifications 1998. Cat No. 1291.0. ABS, Canberra. Viewed 4 January 2005.

Revision status:Original 1996 - Standard

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Supersedes Australian Standard Classification of Religious Groups 1996 Community Services (retired), Superseded 29/04/2006

Has been superseded by Australian Standard Classification of Religious Groups 2011 Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 01/09/2016, Disability, Standard 13/08/2015, Community Services (retired), Standard 30/09/2012

Value Domains based on this classification scheme:

Religious group code (ASCRG 2005) N[NNN] Community Services (retired), Superseded 07/11/2012