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Person—area of usual residence, geographical location CD code, (ASGC 2010) NNNNNNN

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termArea of usual residence (CD)
METeOR identifier:Help on this term413233
Registration status:Help on this termEarly Childhood, Superseded 09/03/2012
Community Services (retired), Superseded 14/07/2011
Definition:Help on this term

The geographical location of the usual residence of the person, using a seven digit numerical code which indicates the Collection District (CD) within the state or territory of Australia.

Data Element Concept:Person—area of usual residence

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Classification scheme:Australian Standard Geographical Classification 2010
Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termNNNNNNN
Maximum character length:Help on this term7

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

The geographical location is reported using a seven digit numerical code. The first digit is the single digit code to indicate state or territory. The remaining six digits are the numerical code for the Collection District (CD) within the state or territory.

The single digit codes for the states and territories and the six digit codes for the CDs are as defined in the Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC).

The ASGC is updated on an annual basis with a date of effect of 1 July each year. The codes for CDs are unique within each state and territory, but not within the whole country. Thus, to define a unique location, the code for the state or territory is required in addition to the code for the CD.

Collection methods:Help on this termWhen collecting the geographical location of a person's usual place of residence, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) recommends that 'usual' be defined as: 'the place where the person has or intends to live for 6 months or more, or the place that the person regards as their main residence, or where the person has no other residence, the place they currently reside.' Apart from collecting a person's usual place of residence there is also a need in some collections to collect area of residence immediately prior to or after assistance is provided, or at some other point in time.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Supersedes Person—area of usual residence, geographical location CD code, (ASGC 2009) NNNNNNN Early Childhood, Superseded 07/06/2011, Community Services (retired), Superseded 09/12/2010

Has been superseded by Person—area of usual residence, geographical location CD code, (ASGC 2011) NNNNNNN Early Childhood, Standard 09/03/2012, Community Services (retired), Standard 14/07/2011

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

Early Childhood Education and Care: Unit Record Level NMDS 2011 Early Childhood, Superseded 09/03/2012

DSS specific attributes +

Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA) cluster 2010 Early Childhood, Superseded 09/03/2012
Community Services (retired), Superseded 09/03/2012

DSS specific attributes +
Implementation in Indicators:Help on this termUsed as numerator
National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 17-The proportion of Indigenous children (by geographic location as identified by the ASGC), who are enrolled in (and attending, where possible to measure) a preschool program, 2012 Indigenous, Archived 13/06/2013
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