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

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termArea of usual residence
METeOR identifier:Help on this term426285
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 22/11/2011
Commonwealth Department of Health, Candidate 16/07/2015
Definition:Help on this termGeographical location of usual residence of the person, as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Person—area of usual residence

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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 termNNNNN
Maximum character length:Help on this term5

Source and reference attributes

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

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Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

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 geography@abs.gov.au.

Collection methods:Help on this termWhen collecting the geographical location of a person's usual place of residence, the 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.
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Geographical location is reported using SLA to enable accurate aggregation of information to larger areas within the ASGC (such as Statistical Subdivisions and Statistical Divisions) as well as detailed analysis at the SLA level. The use of SLA also allows analysis relating the data to information compiled by the ABS on the demographic and other characteristics of the population of each SLA. Analyses facilitated by the inclusion of SLA information include:

  • comparison of the use of services by persons residing in different geographical areas;
  • characterisation of catchment areas and populations for establishments for planning purposes; and
  • documentation of the provision of services to residents of states or territories other than the state or territory of the provider.

Source and reference attributes

Origin:Help on this termAustralian Standard Geographical Classification (Australian Bureau of Statistics catalogue number 1216.0)

Relational attributes

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Supersedes Person—area of usual residence, geographical location code (ASGC 2009) NNNNN Health, Superseded 17/12/2010

Has been superseded by Person—area of usual residence, geographical location code (ASGC 2011) NNNNN Health, Standard 22/11/2011, Early Childhood, Standard 09/03/2012, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 01/11/2012, Disability, Standard 13/08/2015, Community Services (retired), Standard 21/02/2012

Has been superseded by Person—area of usual residence, statistical area level 1 (SA1) code (ASGS 2011) N(11) Health, Superseded 06/12/2016, Early Childhood, Superseded 24/07/2018, Community Services (retired), Proposed 15/08/2012, Commonwealth Department of Social Services, Not progressed 15/04/2019

Has been superseded by Person—area of usual residence, statistical area level 2 (SA2) code (ASGS 2011) N(9) Health, Superseded 06/12/2016, Early Childhood, Superseded 24/07/2018, Tasmanian Health, Archived 27/06/2017, WA Health, Endorsed 19/03/2015, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 01/11/2012, Disability, Standard 13/08/2015, Community Services (retired), Standard 10/04/2013

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