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Geographical location code (ASGC 2011) N(9)

Identifying and definitional attributes

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METeOR identifier:Help on this term563586
Registration status:Help on this termWA Health, Endorsed 19/03/2015
Definition:Help on this termThe ASGC (2011) code set representing geographical location.

Representational attributes

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Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN(9)
Maximum character length:Help on this term9

Collection and usage attributes

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The geographical location code has four hierarchical levels, comprising in ascending order: Statistical Local Area (SLA), Statistical Subdivision (SSD), Statistical Division (SD) and State/Territory identifier (S/T).

SLA is the smallest spatial unit defined in the 2011 edition of the Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC) (Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), catalogue number 1216.0). SLAs aggregate to form SSDs and this aggregation prinicple continues up the hierarchical chain.

The geographical location code follows the Main Structure, as defined in the 2011 edition of the AGSC.

For example:

State/Territory SSD SD SLA
N NN NN NNNN

Relational attributes

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Person—area of usual residence, geographical location code (ASGC 2011) N(9) WA Health, Endorsed 19/03/2015

Classification scheme attributes

Classification scheme:Australian Standard Geographical Classification 2011
Synonymous names:Help on this termASGC 2011
METeOR identifier:Help on this term455481
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 22/11/2011
Early Childhood, Standard 09/03/2012
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 01/11/2012
Disability, Standard 07/10/2014
Community Services (retired), Standard 26/10/2011
Definition:Help on this termThe Australian Bureau of Statistics classification for the classification of geographical locations.

Source and reference attributes

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Australian Bureau of Statistics 2006. Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC). Cat No. 1216.0. Canberra: ABS. Viewed on 14/07/2011

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