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Address—country identifier, country code (SACC 2011) NNNN

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termCountry identifier
METeOR identifier:Help on this term573213
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 06/12/2016
Definition:Help on this term

The country component of an address, as represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Address—country identifier

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

Collect the data at the 4-digit level.

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Note that the Standard Australian Classification of Countries (SACC) is mappable to but not identical to the Australian Standard Classification of Countries for Social Statistics (ASCCSS).

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Reference documents:Help on this term

Standard Australian Classification of Countries Edition 1, Catalogue number 1269.0, 2011, Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Standards Australia 2014. AS 4846:2014 Person and provider identification in healthcare. Sydney: Standards Australia.

Relational attributes

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Supersedes Address—country identifier, country code (ISO 3166) AA Disability, Standard 13/08/2015, Community Services (retired), Standard 06/02/2012

Has been superseded by Address—country identifier, country code (SACC 2016) NNNN Health, Standard 06/12/2016

Supersedes Person (address)—country identifier, code (SACC 2011) NNNN Health, Superseded 05/10/2016, Tasmanian Health, Draft 25/03/2014, Community Services (retired), Standard 28/02/2012

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