Establishment—geographical location, code (ASGC 2010) NNNNN

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Geographical location of establishment
METeOR identifier:413243
Registration status:Health, Superseded 07/12/2011
Definition:The geographical location of the main administrative centre of an establishment, as represented by a code.

Data element concept attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Data element concept:Establishment—geographic location
METeOR identifier:269615
Registration status:Health, Standard 01/03/2005
Definition:Geographical location of the establishment. For establishments with more than one geographical location, the location is defined as that of the main administrative centre.

Health services:

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

Object class:Establishment
Property:Geographic location

Collection and usage attributes

Comments:The geographical location does not provide direct information on the geographical catchment area or catchment population of the establishment.

Value domain attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Value domain:Geographical location code (ASGC 2010) NNNNN
METeOR identifier:417560
Registration status:Health, Superseded 22/11/2011
Commonwealth Department of Health, Candidate 16/07/2015
Community Services (retired), Superseded 26/10/2011
Definition:The ASGC (2010) code set representing geographical location.
Classification Scheme:Australian Standard Geographical Classification 2010

Representational attributes

Representation class:Code
Data type:Number
Maximum character length:5

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

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) (Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), catalogue number 1216.0). It is a composite of state/territory identifier and SLA (first digit = state/territory identifier, next four digits = SLA).

The Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC) is updated by the ABS on an annual basis, with a date of effect of 1 July each year.

Up until 2007, the ABS's National Localities Index (NLI) (catalogue number 1252.0.55.001) was available as a coding tool designed to assist users assign the ASGC Main Structure codes to street address information. However, the NLI is no longer produced by the ABS. To replace the Localities file of the NLI, the ABS has created a Locality to SLA correspondence file for 2010. This file is available on request by contacting ABS Geography at

Source and reference attributes

Origin:Australian Standard Geographical Classification (Australian Bureau of Statistics catalogue number 1216.0)

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Is formed using Establishment—Australian state/territory identifier, code N Health, Superseded 18/12/2019, Commonwealth Department of Health, Candidate 16/07/2015, ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018

Supersedes Establishment—geographical location, code (ASGC 2009) NNNNN Health, Superseded 17/12/2010

Has been superseded by Establishment—geographical location, code (ASGC 2011) NNNNN Health, Standard 07/12/2011

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:
All attributes +

Mental health establishments NMDS 2011-12 Health, Superseded 07/12/2011

DSS specific attributes +

Public hospital establishments NMDS 2011-12 Health, Superseded 07/12/2011
Commonwealth Department of Health, Candidate 16/07/2015

DSS specific attributes +