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Person—country of birth, code (SACC 2011) NNNN

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termCountry of birth
METeOR identifier:Help on this term459973
Registration status:Help on this termHousing assistance, Standard 13/10/2011
Health, Superseded 06/12/2016
Homelessness, Superseded 10/08/2018
Tasmanian Health, Archived 08/03/2017
WA Health, Endorsed 19/03/2015
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 01/11/2012
Disability, Standard 07/10/2014
Community Services (retired), Standard 13/10/2011
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The country in which the person was born, as represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Person—country of birth

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Classification scheme:Standard Australian Classification of Countries 2011
Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termNNNN
Maximum character length:Help on this term4

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

The Standard Australian Classification of Countries 2011 (SACC) is a four-digit, three-level hierarchical structure specifying major group, minor group and country.

A country, even if it comprises other discrete political entities such as states, is treated as a single unit for all data domain purposes. Parts of a political entity are not included in different groups. Thus, Hawaii is included in Northern America (as part of the identified country United States of America), despite being geographically close to and having similar social and cultural characteristics as the units classified to Polynesia.

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Collection methods:Help on this term

Some data collections ask respondents to specify their country of birth. In others, a pre-determined set of countries is specified as part of the question, usually accompanied by an ‘other (please specify)’ category.

Recommended questions are:

In which country were you/was the person/was (name) born?

Australia

Other (please specify)

Alternatively, a list of countries may be used based on, for example common Census responses.

In which country were you/was the person/was (name) born?

Australia

England

New Zealand

Italy

Vietnam

India

Scotland

Philippines

Greece

Germany

Other (please specify)

In either case coding of data should conform to the SACC.

Sometimes respondents are simply asked to specify whether they were born in either 'English speaking' or 'non-English speaking' countries but this question is of limited use and this method of collection is not recommended.

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This metadata item is consistent with that used in the ABS collection methods and is recommended for use whenever there is a requirement for comparison with ABS data (last viewed 2/6/2008).

Relational attributes

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Supersedes Person—country of birth, code (SACC 2008) NNNN Housing assistance, Superseded 13/10/2011, Health, Superseded 22/11/2011, Homelessness, Superseded 13/10/2011, Commonwealth Department of Health, Candidate 16/07/2015, Community Services (retired), Superseded 13/10/2011

Has been superseded by Person—country of birth, code (SACC 2016) NNNN Health, Standard 06/12/2016, Homelessness, Standard 10/08/2018, Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 27/06/2017, Disability, Standard 15/12/2017, Commonwealth Department of Social Services, Standard 20/06/2018, ACT Health, Final 19/07/2018

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
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

DSS specific attributes +

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

DSS specific attributes +

Acute coronary syndrome (clinical) DSS Health, Superseded 02/05/2013

Acute coronary syndrome (clinical) NBPDS 2013- Health, Standard 02/05/2013

DSS specific attributes +

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

DSS specific attributes +

Admitted patient care NMDS 2013-14 Health, Superseded 11/04/2014

DSS specific attributes +

Admitted patient care NMDS 2014-15 Health, Superseded 13/11/2014

DSS specific attributes +

Admitted patient care NMDS 2015-16 Health, Superseded 10/11/2015
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Proposed 15/09/2014

DSS specific attributes +

Admitted patient care NMDS 2016-17 Health, Superseded 05/10/2016
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Proposed 09/09/2015

DSS specific attributes +

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

DSS specific attributes +

Admitted patient mental health care NMDS 2013-14 Health, Superseded 15/10/2014

DSS specific attributes +

Admitted patient mental health care NMDS 2014-15 Health, Superseded 04/02/2015

DSS specific attributes +

Admitted patient mental health care NMDS 2015-16 Health, Superseded 19/11/2015

DSS specific attributes +

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

DSS specific attributes +

Admitted patient palliative care NMDS 2013-14 Health, Superseded 15/10/2014

DSS specific attributes +

Admitted patient palliative care NMDS 2014-15 Health, Superseded 04/02/2015

DSS specific attributes +

Admitted patient palliative care NMDS 2015-16 Health, Superseded 19/11/2015

DSS specific attributes +

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

DSS specific attributes +

Alcohol and other drug treatment services NMDS 2013-15 Health, Superseded 13/11/2014

DSS specific attributes +

Alcohol and other drug treatment services NMDS 2015-18 Health, Superseded 06/09/2018

DSS specific attributes +

Cardiovascular disease (clinical) NBPDS Health, Superseded 17/10/2018

Community mental health care NMDS 2012-13 Health, Superseded 07/02/2013

DSS specific attributes +

Community mental health care NMDS 2013-14 Health, Superseded 07/03/2014

DSS specific attributes +

Community mental health care NMDS 2014-15 Health, Superseded 13/11/2014

DSS specific attributes +

Community mental health care NMDS 2015-16 Health, Superseded 04/09/2015

DSS specific attributes +

Community mental health care NMDS 2016-17 Health, Superseded 17/08/2017

DSS specific attributes +

Cultural and language diversity cluster Disability, Standard 13/08/2015
Community Services (retired), Standard 10/04/2013

DSS specific attributes +

Disability Services NMDS 2012-14 Community Services (retired), Standard 13/03/2013

DSS specific attributes +

Disability Services NMDS 2014-15 Disability, Superseded 29/02/2016
Community Services (retired), Proposed 23/04/2014

DSS specific attributes +

Disability Services NMDS 2015–16 Disability, Superseded 28/09/2016

DSS specific attributes +

Disability Services NMDS 2016–17 Disability, Superseded 15/12/2017

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 DSS 2013-14 Health, Superseded 07/03/2014

DSS specific attributes +

Non-admitted patient DSS 2014-15 Health, Superseded 13/11/2014

DSS specific attributes +

Non-admitted patient DSS 2015-16 Health, Superseded 19/11/2015
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Proposed 23/07/2014

DSS specific attributes +

Non-admitted patient emergency department care DSS 2014-15 Health, Superseded 04/02/2015

DSS specific attributes +

Non-admitted patient emergency department care DSS 2015-16 Health, Superseded 02/12/2015

DSS specific attributes +

Non-admitted patient emergency department care NBEDS 2016-17 Health, Superseded 05/10/2016

DSS specific attributes +

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

DSS specific attributes +

Non-admitted patient emergency department care NMDS 2013-14 Health, Superseded 11/04/2014

DSS specific attributes +

Non-admitted patient emergency department care NMDS 2014-15 Health, Superseded 13/11/2014

DSS specific attributes +

Non-admitted patient emergency department care NMDS 2015-16 Health, Superseded 19/11/2015
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Proposed 15/09/2014

DSS specific attributes +

Non-admitted patient emergency department care NMDS 2016-17 Health, Superseded 05/10/2016
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Proposed 08/09/2015

DSS specific attributes +

Non-admitted patient NBEDS 2016-17 Health, Superseded 05/10/2016
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Proposed 10/09/2015

DSS specific attributes +

Perinatal NMDS 2012-13 Health, Superseded 07/02/2013

DSS specific attributes +

Perinatal NMDS 2013-14 Health, Superseded 07/03/2014

DSS specific attributes +

Person details data dictionary Disability, Standard 13/08/2015
Community Services (retired), Standard 06/02/2012

Prison dischargee DSS Health, Superseded 28/04/2016

Public dental waiting times DSS 2012-13 Health, Superseded 09/11/2012

DSS specific attributes +

Residential mental health care NMDS 2012-13 Health, Superseded 06/09/2013

DSS specific attributes +

Residential mental health care NMDS 2013-14 Health, Superseded 07/03/2014

DSS specific attributes +

Residential mental health care NMDS 2014-15 Health, Superseded 13/11/2014

DSS specific attributes +

Residential mental health care NMDS 2015-16 Health, Superseded 04/09/2015

DSS specific attributes +

Residential mental health care NMDS 2016-17 Health, Superseded 17/08/2017

DSS specific attributes +

Specialist Homelessness Services NMDS 2012-13 Housing assistance, Superseded 01/05/2013
Homelessness, Superseded 01/05/2013

DSS specific attributes +

Specialist Homelessness Services NMDS 2013-14 Housing assistance, Superseded 26/08/2014
Homelessness, Superseded 26/08/2014

DSS specific attributes +

Specialist Homelessness Services NMDS 2014-15 Housing assistance, Superseded 24/11/2016
Homelessness, Superseded 24/11/2016

DSS specific attributes +

Specialist Homelessness Services NMDS 2015-17 Homelessness, Superseded 24/11/2016

DSS specific attributes +

Specialist Homelessness Services NMDS 2017-19 Homelessness, Superseded 10/08/2018

DSS specific attributes +

Tasmanian Demographics Data Set - 2016 Tasmanian Health, Archived 05/07/2017

DSS specific attributes +

WA Health Non-Admitted Patient Activity and Wait List Data Collection (NAPAAWL DC) 2013-14 WA Health, Endorsed 19/03/2015

DSS specific attributes +

WA Health Non-Admitted Patient Activity and Wait List Data Collection (NAPAAWL DC) 2014-15 WA Health, Endorsed 24/04/2015

DSS specific attributes +

WA Health Non-Admitted Patient Activity and Wait List Data Collection (NAPAAWL DC) 2016-17 WA Health, Endorsed 30/05/2017

DSS specific attributes +
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