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Service provider organisation—geographic location (LGA), code (ASGC 2008) NNNNN

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termLocal Government Area
METeOR identifier:Help on this term377241
Registration status:Help on this termCommunity Services (retired), Superseded 02/10/2009
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The geographical location of an agency using a five-digit numerical code which indicates the Local Government Area (LGA).

Data Element Concept:Service provider organisation—geographic location

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

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

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

The Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC) is a hierarchical classification system of geographical areas and consists of a number of interrelated structures. It provides a common framework of statistical geography and enables the production of statistics which are comparable.

The product ASGC contains four comma delimited files showing the levels and hierarchy of those ASGC structures current for the edition: the Local Government Area Structure, the Main Structure, the Statistical District Structure and the Statistical Region Structure.

The LGA Structure covers only incorporated areas of Australia. The major areas of Australia not administered by incorporated bodies are the northern parts of South Australia, most of the Northern Territory and all of the Australian Capital Territory and the Other Territories.
Collection methods:Help on this termIn population Census years the LGA Structure has four levels of hierarchy, in ascending order these are: CDs-SLAs-LGAs-S/Ts (Incorporated areas). Codes are unique only within a S/T. For unique Australia-wide LGA code identification, the four digit code must by preceded by the S/T code. All LGA codes end with the digit 0.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Supported Accommodation Assistance Program Information Sub-Committee (SAAP-ISC).

Reference documents:Help on this termSAAP National Data Collection Data Dictionary, Version 2, November 2001.

Relational attributes

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Supersedes Service provider organisation—geographic location (LGA), code (ASGC 2007) NNNNN Community Services (retired), Superseded 09/04/2009

Has been superseded by Service provider organisation—geographic location (LGA), code (ASGC 2009) NNNNN Community Services (retired), Superseded 16/12/2010

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