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Person—area of usual residence, statistical area level 2 (SA2) code (ASGS 2011) N(9)

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termArea of usual residence (SA2)
METeOR identifier:Help on this term469909
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 06/12/2016
Early Childhood, Superseded 24/07/2018
Tasmanian Health, Archived 27/06/2017
WA Health, Endorsed 19/03/2015
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 01/11/2012
Disability, Standard 13/08/2015
Community Services (retired), Standard 10/04/2013
Definition:Help on this term

The geographical region in which a person or group of people usually reside, as represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Person—area of usual residence

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Classification scheme:Australian Statistical Geography Standard 2011
Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termString
Format:Help on this termN(9)
Maximum character length:Help on this term9

Collection and usage attributes

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SA2 coding structure:

An SA2 is identifiable by a 9-digit fully hierarchical code. The SA2 identifier is a 4-digit code, assigned in alphabetical order within an SA3. An SA2 code is only unique within a state/territory if it is preceded by the state/territory identifier.

For example:
State/territory SA4 SA3 SA2
N NN NN NNNN
Comments:Help on this termThere are 2,196 SA2 spatial units. In aggregate, they cover the whole of Australia without gaps or overlaps. Jervis Bay Territory, the Territory of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands and the Territory of Christmas Island are each represented by an SA2.

Source and reference attributes

Origin:Help on this term1270.0.55.001 - Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS): Volume 1 - Main Structure and Greater Capital City Statistical Areas, July 2011 http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/DetailsPage/
1270.0.55.001July%202011?OpenDocument

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

The geographical location is reported using a nine digit numerical code to indicate the Statistical Area (SA) within the reporting state or territory, as defined in the Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) (Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), catalogue number 1270.0.55.001).

Collection methods:Help on this term

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.

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Geographical location is reported using Statistical Area to enable accurate aggregation of information to larger areas within the ASGS as well as detailed analysis at the SA2 level. The use of SA2 also allows analysis relating the data to information compiled by the ABS on the demographic and other characteristics of the population of each SA2. Analyses facilitated by the inclusion of SA2 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.

Relational attributes

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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

Has been superseded by Person—area of usual residence, statistical area level 2 (SA2) code (ASGS 2016) N(9) Health, Standard 06/12/2016, Early Childhood, Standard 24/07/2018, Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 27/06/2017, ACT Health, Final 08/08/2018

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

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

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

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

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

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Admitted patient care NMDS 2015-16 Health, Superseded 10/11/2015

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Admitted patient care NMDS 2016-17 Health, Superseded 05/10/2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Disability services carer details cluster Disability, Standard 13/08/2015
Community Services (retired), Standard 10/04/2013

Disability services client details cluster Disability, Standard 13/08/2015
Community Services (retired), Standard 10/04/2013

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

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

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

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Non-admitted patient DSS 2013-14 Health, Superseded 07/03/2014

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

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Non-admitted patient DSS 2015-16 Health, Superseded 19/11/2015

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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Radiotherapy waiting times DSS 2012-13 Health, Superseded 13/11/2013

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Radiotherapy waiting times DSS 2013-15 Health, Superseded 13/11/2013

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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