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Person—area of usual residence, statistical area level 1 (SA1) code (ASGS 2011) N(11)

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Short name:Help on this termArea of usual residence (SA1)
METeOR identifier:Help on this term492361
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 06/12/2016
Early Childhood, Superseded 24/07/2018
Community Services (retired), Proposed 15/08/2012
Commonwealth Department of Social Services (retired), Not progressed 15/04/2019
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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

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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(11)
Maximum character length:Help on this term11

Collection and usage attributes

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SA1 coding structure:

SA1s are identified by an 11-digit fully hierarchical code. The SA1 identifier is a 2-digit code, assigned within an SA2.

State/territory SA4 SA3 SA2 SA1
N NN NN NNNN NN
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There are approximately 55,000 SA1s. In aggregate, they cover the whole of Australia without gaps or overlaps.

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1270.0.55.001 - 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

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Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

The geographical location is reported using an eleven digit numerical code to indicate the Statistical Area level 1 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).

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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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Area of usual residence is reported using SA1 to enable accurate and flexible aggregation of information to larger areas (such as the ASGS Remoteness Area classification). The use of SA1 also supports accurate analyses relating the data to information compiled by the ABS on the demographic and other characteristics of the population of each SA1, such as socio-economic status of area of usual residence using the Socio-Economic Index for Areas (SEIFA).

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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 1 (SA1) code (ASGS 2016) N(11) Health, Standard 06/12/2016, Early Childhood, Standard 24/07/2018, Commonwealth Department of Social Services (retired), Not progressed 15/04/2019

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

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

Statistical Area Level 1 of usual residence National Best Endeavours Data Set 2016-17 Health, Superseded 28/02/2017

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