Service provider organisation—geographic location (SLA), code (ASGC 2007) NNNNN

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Geographic location of organisation (SLA)
Synonymous names:Statistical local area of service provider
METeOR identifier:362297
Registration status:Community Services (retired), Superseded 09/04/2009
Definition:The geographical location of an agency using a five-digit numerical code which indicates the Statistical Local Area (SLA) within the State or Territory of Australia.
Data Element Concept:Service provider organisation—geographic location

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Classification scheme:Australian Standard Geographical Classification 2007
Representation class:Code
Data type:Number
Format:NNNNN
Maximum character length:5

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

Details on which edition was used in a particular data set should be included in the documentation of metadata accompanying that data set. Coding to ASGC codes is preferably done using the ABS National Localities Index, to map actual address. In some data collections, a compromise has to be made and the ASGC code derived from suburb/town/locality and Postcode-Australian only. However, this solution results in some inaccuracy of information.

The accurate recording of the state or territory is essential.

Source and reference attributes

Origin:Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Supersedes Service provider organisation—geographic location (SLA), code (ASGC 2006) NNNNN Community Services (retired), Superseded 11/11/2007

Has been superseded by Service provider organisation—geographic location (SLA), code (ASGC 2008) NNNNN Community Services (retired), Superseded 02/10/2009

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:

Commonwealth State/Territory Disability Agreement NMDS (July 2008) Community Services (retired), Superseded 11/11/2009

DSS specific attributes +