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Person—area of usual residence, geographical location CD code, (ASGC 2011) NNNNNNN

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termArea of usual residence (CD)
METeOR identifier:Help on this term455512
Registration status:Help on this termEarly Childhood, Standard 09/03/2012
Community Services (retired), Standard 14/07/2011
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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

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Representational attributes

Classification scheme:Australian Standard Geographical Classification 2011
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 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 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 termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare

Relational attributes

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Supersedes Person—area of usual residence, geographical location CD code, (ASGC 2010) NNNNNNN Early Childhood, Superseded 09/03/2012, Community Services (retired), Superseded 14/07/2011

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
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Early Childhood Education and Care: Unit Record Level NMDS 2012 Early Childhood, Superseded 08/04/2013

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Early Childhood Education and Care: Unit Record Level NMDS 2013 Early Childhood, Superseded 28/05/2014

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