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

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Area of usual residence
METeOR identifier:455536
Registration status: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
Definition:Geographical location of usual residence of the person, as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Person—area of usual residence

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Classification scheme:Australian Standard Geographical Classification 2011
Representation class:Code
Data type:Number
Format:NNNNN
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 2011. This file is available on request by contacting ABS Geography at geography@abs.gov.au.

Collection methods:When 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.
Comments:

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

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Supersedes Person—area of usual residence, geographical location code (ASGC 2010) NNNNN Health, Superseded 22/11/2011, Commonwealth Department of Health, Candidate 16/07/2015

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:
All attributes +

Activity based funding: Emergency department care DSS 2013-2014 Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Superseded 01/03/2013

DSS specific attributes +

Activity based funding: Mental health care DSS 2016-17 Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Superseded 28/02/2017

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Activity based funding: Mental health care NBEDS 2017-18 Health, Superseded 25/01/2018

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Activity based funding: Non-admitted patient care DSS 2013-2014 Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Superseded 01/03/2013

DSS specific attributes +

Admitted patient care NMDS 2012-13 Health, Superseded 02/05/2013

DSS specific attributes +

Admitted patient mental health care NMDS 2012-13 Health, Superseded 02/05/2013

DSS specific attributes +

Emergency department care activity based funding DSS 2012-2013 Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Superseded 31/10/2012

DSS specific attributes +

Non-admitted patient activity based funding DSS 2012-2013 Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Superseded 30/10/2012

DSS specific attributes +

Non-admitted patient DSS 2012-13 Health, Superseded 02/05/2013

DSS specific attributes +

Non-admitted patient emergency department care NMDS 2012-13 Health, Superseded 07/02/2013

DSS specific attributes +

Perinatal DSS 2012-13 Health, Retired 07/02/2013

DSS specific attributes +

Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA) (2011 Census, ASGS 2011) cluster Health, Superseded 06/09/2018
Early Childhood, Superseded 24/07/2018
Community Services (retired), Not progressed 23/01/2018

Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA) (2011 Census, ASGS 2016) cluster Early Childhood, Superseded 24/07/2018

Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA) cluster 2011 Early Childhood, Superseded 28/05/2014
Disability, Standard 13/08/2015
Community Services (retired), Standard 21/02/2012

DSS specific attributes +