Australian state/territory code AA[A]

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Value Domain
METeOR identifier:639220
Registration status:Commonwealth Department of Social Services, Standard 20/06/2018
Definition:

A code set representing Australian states and territories.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Code
Data type:String
Format:AA[A]
Maximum character length:3
Permissible values:
ValueMeaning
ACTAustralian Capital Territory
NSWNew South Wales
NTNorthern Territory
QLDQueensland
SASouth Australia
TASTasmania
VICVictoria
WAWestern Australia
EXTOther territories (Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Christmas Island and Jervis Bay Territory)
IOBInternational Operations Branch

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

The order presented here is that used by the Australian Government Department of Social Services. Other organisations (including the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare) publish data in state order based on population (that is, Western Australia before South Australia and Australian Capital Territory before Northern Territory).

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:

Australian Government Department of Social Services

Relational attributes

Data elements implementing this value domain:

Person—area of usual residence, Australian state/territory code AA[A] Commonwealth Department of Social Services, Standard 20/06/2018