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Service delivery outlet—geographic location, code (ASGC 2011) NNNNN

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termGeographical location of service delivery outlet
METeOR identifier:Help on this term455547
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 07/12/2011
Definition:Help on this termGeographical location of a site from which a health/community service is delivered, as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Service delivery outlet—geographic location

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Classification scheme:Australian Standard Geographical Classification 2011
Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termNNNNN
Maximum character length:Help on this term5

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

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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

Comments:Help on this termTo enable the analysis of the accessibility of service provision in relation to demographic and other characteristics of the population of a geographic area.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termIntergovernmental Committee on Drugs National Minimum Data Set Working Group
Origin:Help on this termAustralian Standard Geographical Classification (ABS catalogue number 1216.0)

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Supersedes Service delivery outlet—geographic location, code (ASGC 2010) NNNNN Health, Superseded 07/12/2011

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