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

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Geographical location of service delivery outlet
METeOR identifier:455547
Registration status:Health, Standard 07/12/2011
Definition:Geographical 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

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Classification scheme:Australian Standard Geographical Classification 2011
Representation class:Code
Data type:Number
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

Comments:To 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:Intergovernmental Committee on Drugs National Minimum Data Set Working Group
Origin:Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ABS catalogue number 1216.0)

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

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Implementation in Data Set Specifications:

Alcohol and other drug treatment services NMDS 2012-13 Health, Superseded 07/02/2013

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