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Service delivery outlet—geographic location, code (ASGC 2008) NNNNN

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termGeographical location of service delivery outlet
METeOR identifier:Help on this term377108
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 02/10/2009
Definition:Help on this termGeographical location of a site from which a health/community service is delivered, as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Service delivery outlet—geographic location

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Classification scheme:Australian Standard Geographical Classification 2008
Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termNNNNN
Maximum character length:Help on this term5

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Collection and usage attributes

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The geographical location is reported using a five digit numerical code to indicate the Statistical Local Area (SLA) within the reporting state or territory, as defined in the Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC). It is a composite of State identifier and SLA (first digit = State identifier, next four digits = SLA).

The Australian Bureau of Statistics' National Localities Index (NLI) can be used to assign each locality or address in Australia to an SLA. The NLI is a comprehensive list of localities in Australia with their full code (including SLA) from the main structure of the ASGC. For the majority of localities, the locality name (suburb or town, for example) is sufficient to assign an SLA. However, some localities have the same name. For most of these, limited additional information such as the postcode or State can be used with the locality name to assign the SLA.

In addition, other localities cross one or more SLA boundaries and are referred to as split localities. For these, the more detailed information of the number and street of the establishment is used with the Streets Sub- index of the NLI to assign the SLA.

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To enable the analysis of the accessibility of service provision in relation to demographic and other characteristics of the population of a geographic area.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Intergovernmental Committee on Drugs National Minimum Data Set Working Group

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Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ABS Cat. No. 1216.0)

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Is formed using Establishment—Australian state/territory identifier, code N Health, Standard 01/03/2005, Commonwealth Department of Health, Candidate 16/07/2015, ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018

Supersedes Service delivery outlet—geographic location, code (ASGC 2007) NNNNN Health, Superseded 04/02/2009

Has been superseded by Service delivery outlet—geographic location, code (ASGC 2009) NNNNN Health, Superseded 17/12/2010

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