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Person—geographic remoteness

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element Concept
METeOR identifier:Help on this term422452
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 06/09/2018
Commonwealth Department of Health, Standard 17/12/2015
Disability, Standard 13/08/2015
Community Services (retired), Standard 10/04/2013
Definition:Help on this termThe remoteness of a location at which a person lives, based on the physical road distance to the nearest urban centre and its population size.

Object Class attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Object class:Person
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A human being.

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Prior to 13 March 2018, the definition of the ‘Person’ Object class was ‘A human being, whether man, woman or child’. From 13 March 2018, the definition was edited by removing the words ‘…whether man, woman or child’ so that a person is defined as ‘A human being’. This amendment was undertaken to align the definition of a person with the Australian Government Guidelines on the Recognition of Sex and Gender and the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Standard for Sex and Gender Variables, which recognise that there are sex and gender types that are not exclusively male or female.

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Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Origin:Help on this term

Macquarie University 2003. The Macquarie Dictionary 3rd ed. Sydney: The Macquarie Library Pty. Ltd

Reference documents:Help on this term

Attorney-General's Department 2015. Australian Government Guidelines on the Recognition of Sex and Gender. Viewed 26 July 2016, https://www.ag.gov.au/Publications/Pages/
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ABS (Australian Bureau of Statistics) 2016. Standard for Sex and Gender Variables, 2016. ABS Cat. no. 1200.0.55.012. Canberra: ABS. Viewed 26 July 2016, http://abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/
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Property:Geographic remoteness
Definition:Help on this termThe remoteness of a location, based on the physical road distance to the nearest urban centre and its population size.
Context:Help on this term

Geographic remoteness is essentially a measure of a physical location's level of access to goods and services. Large population centres tend to have a greater range of goods and services available than small centres. Typically, a population centre is not likely to provide a full range of goods and services until its population reaches around 250,000 people.

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Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare

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Has been superseded by Person—geographic remoteness Health, Standard 06/09/2018

Data Elements implementing this Data Element Concept:Help on this term

Person—geographic remoteness, classification (ASGC-RA) N Health, Proposed 15/01/2014
Disability, Standard 13/08/2015
Community Services (retired), Standard 10/04/2013

Person—geographic remoteness, classification (ASGS-RA) N Health, Superseded 06/09/2018

Person—geographic remoteness, PBS classification (ASGS-RA) X Commonwealth Department of Health, Standard 17/12/2015

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