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Person—country of birth, code (SACC 2008) NNNN

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termCountry of birth
METeOR identifier:Help on this term370943
Registration status:Help on this termHousing assistance, Superseded 13/10/2011
Health, Superseded 22/11/2011
Homelessness, Superseded 13/10/2011
Commonwealth Department of Health, Candidate 16/07/2015
Community Services (retired), Superseded 13/10/2011
Definition:Help on this term

The country in which the person was born, as represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Person—country of birth

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 term

Some data collections ask respondents to specify their country of birth. In others, a pre-determined set of countries is specified as part of the question, usually accompanied by an ‘other (please specify)’ category.

Recommended questions are:

In which country were you/was the person/was (name) born?

Australia

Other (please specify)

Alternatively, a list of countries may be used based on, for example common Census responses.

In which country were you/was the person/was (name) born?

Australia

England

New Zealand

Italy

Viet Nam

India

Scotland

Philippines

Greece

Germany

Other (please specify)

In either case coding of data should conform to the SACC.

Sometimes respondents are simply asked to specify whether they were born in either 'English speaking' or 'non-English speaking' countries but this question is of limited use and this method of collection is not recommended.

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This metadata item is consistent with that used in the ABS collection methods and is recommended for use whenever there is a requirement for comparison with ABS data (last viewed 2/6/2008).

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Supersedes 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

Has been superseded by Person—country of birth, code (SACC 2011) NNNN Housing assistance, Standard 13/10/2011, Health, Superseded 06/12/2016, Homelessness, Superseded 10/08/2018, Tasmanian Health, Archived 08/03/2017, WA Health, Endorsed 19/03/2015, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 01/11/2012, Disability, Standard 07/10/2014, Community Services (retired), Standard 13/10/2011

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
All attributes +

Acute coronary syndrome (clinical) DSS Health, Superseded 01/09/2012

Admitted patient care NMDS 2009-10 Health, Superseded 22/12/2009

DSS specific attributes +

Admitted patient care NMDS 2010-11 Health, Superseded 18/01/2011

DSS specific attributes +

Admitted patient care NMDS 2011-12 Health, Superseded 11/04/2012
Commonwealth Department of Health, Candidate 16/07/2015

DSS specific attributes +

Admitted patient mental health care NMDS 2009-10 Health, Superseded 05/01/2010

DSS specific attributes +

Admitted patient mental health care NMDS 2010-11 Health, Superseded 18/01/2011

DSS specific attributes +

Admitted patient mental health care NMDS 2011-12 Health, Superseded 07/12/2011

DSS specific attributes +

Admitted patient palliative care NMDS 2009-10 Health, Superseded 05/01/2010

DSS specific attributes +

Admitted patient palliative care NMDS 2010-11 Health, Superseded 21/12/2010

DSS specific attributes +

Admitted patient palliative care NMDS 2011-12 Health, Superseded 07/03/2012

DSS specific attributes +

Alcohol and other drug treatment services NMDS 2010-11 Health, Superseded 24/12/2010

DSS specific attributes +

Alcohol and other drug treatment services NMDS 2011-12 Health, Superseded 07/12/2011

DSS specific attributes +

Cardiovascular disease (clinical) DSS Health, Superseded 01/09/2012

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

DSS specific attributes +

Community mental health care NMDS 2009-10 Health, Superseded 05/01/2010

DSS specific attributes +

Community mental health care NMDS 2010-11 Health, Superseded 01/12/2010

DSS specific attributes +

Community mental health care NMDS 2011-12 Health, Superseded 07/03/2012

DSS specific attributes +

Disability Services NMDS 2009-10 Community Services (retired), Superseded 15/12/2011

DSS specific attributes +

Disability Services NMDS 2010-11 Community Services (retired), Superseded 15/12/2011

DSS specific attributes +

Disability Services NMDS 2011-12 Community Services (retired), Superseded 13/03/2013

DSS specific attributes +

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

DSS specific attributes +

Non-admitted patient DSS 2011-12 Health, Superseded 07/12/2011

DSS specific attributes +

Non-admitted patient emergency department care DSS 1 January 2012-30 June 2012 Health, Retired 30/01/2012

DSS specific attributes +

Non-admitted patient emergency department care NMDS 2010-11 Health, Superseded 18/01/2011

DSS specific attributes +

Non-admitted patient emergency department care NMDS 2011-12 Health, Superseded 30/01/2012
Commonwealth Department of Health, Candidate 16/07/2015

DSS specific attributes +

Perinatal NMDS 2010-2011 Health, Superseded 21/12/2010

DSS specific attributes +

Perinatal NMDS 2011-12 Health, Superseded 07/03/2012

DSS specific attributes +

Prison entrants DSS Health, Superseded 28/04/2016

Registered chiropractic labour force DSS Health, Standard 10/12/2009

DSS specific attributes +

Registered dental and allied dental health professional labour force DSS Health, Standard 10/12/2009

DSS specific attributes +

Registered medical professional labour force DSS Health, Standard 10/12/2009

DSS specific attributes +

Registered midwifery labour force DSS Health, Standard 10/12/2009

DSS specific attributes +

Registered nursing professional labour force DSS Health, Standard 10/12/2009

DSS specific attributes +

Registered optometry labour force DSS Health, Standard 10/12/2009

DSS specific attributes +

Registered osteopathy labour force DSS Health, Standard 10/12/2009

DSS specific attributes +

Registered pharmacy labour force DSS Health, Standard 10/12/2009

DSS specific attributes +

Registered physiotherapy labour force DSS Health, Standard 10/12/2009

DSS specific attributes +

Registered podiatry labour force DSS Health, Standard 10/12/2009

DSS specific attributes +

Registered psychology labour force DSS Health, Standard 10/12/2009

DSS specific attributes +

Residential mental health care NMDS 2009-10 Health, Superseded 05/01/2010

DSS specific attributes +

Residential mental health care NMDS 2010-11 Health, Superseded 21/12/2010

DSS specific attributes +

Residential mental health care NMDS 2011-12 Health, Superseded 07/03/2012

DSS specific attributes +

Specialist Homelessness Services NMDS 2011 Housing assistance, Superseded 01/05/2013
Homelessness, Superseded 01/05/2013

DSS specific attributes +
Implementation in Indicators:Help on this termUsed as denominator
National Disability Agreement: c(1)-Proportion of the potential population accessing disability services, 2011 Community Services (retired), Superseded 05/03/2012
National Disability Agreement: c(1)-Proportion of the potential population accessing disability services, 2012 Community Services (retired), Superseded 23/05/2013
National Disability Agreement: c(2)-Proportion of the potential population accessing disability services, 2011 Community Services (retired), Superseded 05/03/2012
National Disability Agreement: c(2)-Proportion of the potential population accessing disability services, 2012 Community Services (retired), Superseded 23/05/2013
National Disability Agreement: c-Proportion of the potential population accessing disability services, 2010 Community Services (retired), Superseded 15/12/2011
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