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Person (address)—country identifier, code (SACC 2008) NNNN

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termAddress—country identifier (person)
METeOR identifier:Help on this term370937
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 28/02/2012
Community Services (retired), Superseded 28/02/2012
Definition:Help on this termThe country component of the address of a person, as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Person (address)—country identifier

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Classification scheme:Standard Australian Classification of Countries 2008
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 2008 (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.

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Collection methods:Help on this termCollect the data at the 4-digit level.
Comments:Help on this termNote that the Standard Australian Classification of Countries (SACC) is mappable to but not identical to Australian Standard Classification of Countries for Social Statistics (ASCCSS).

Source and reference attributes

Reference documents:Help on this term

Standard Australian Classification of Countries Edition 2, Catalogue number 1269.0, 2008, Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Relational attributes

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Has been superseded by Address—country identifier, country code (ISO 3166) AA Disability, Standard 13/08/2015, Community Services (retired), Standard 06/02/2012

Supersedes Person (address)—country identifier, code (SACC 1998) NNNN Health, Superseded 01/10/2008, Community Services (retired), Superseded 02/06/2008

Has been superseded by Person (address)—country identifier, code (SACC 2011) NNNN Health, Superseded 05/10/2016, Tasmanian Health, Draft 25/03/2014, Community Services (retired), Standard 28/02/2012

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Health care client identification DSS Health, Retired 20/03/2013

Health care provider identification DSS Health, Retired 20/03/2013

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