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Person—country of birth, code (SACC 2016) NNNN

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termCountry of birth
METeOR identifier:Help on this term659454
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 06/12/2016
Homelessness, Standard 10/08/2018
Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 27/06/2017
Disability, Standard 15/12/2017
Commonwealth Department of Social Services, Standard 20/06/2018
ACT Health, Final 19/07/2018
Definition:Help on this term

The country in which the person was born, as represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Person—country of birth

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Classification scheme:Standard Australian Classification of Countries 2016
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 2016 (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.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Collection methods:Help on this term

Some data collections ask respondents to specify their country of birth. In others, a pre-determined set of countries is specified as part of the question, usually accompanied by an ‘other (please specify)’ category.

Recommended questions are:

In which country were you/was the person/was (name) born?

Australia

Other (please specify) ...

 or

In which country were you/was the person/was (name) born?

Australia

England

New Zealand

India

Italy

Vietnam

Philippines

South Africa

Scotland

Malaysia

Other (please specify) ...

The option list for this question includes countries according to their statistical frequency in Australia, according to data from the Census of Population and Housing. Exceptions are made for countries such as 'United Kingdom' and 'China', as they are likely to reduce the level of detail that is possible to be coded to the Standard Australian Classification of Countries (SACC).

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This metadata item is based on the Australian Bureau of Statistics' Country of Birth standard for collecting, processing and presenting country of birth statistics (ABS 2016a).

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Reference documents:Help on this term

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) 2016a. Country of Birth Standard, 2016. ABS cat. no. 1200.0.55.004. Canberra: ABS.

ABS 2016b. Standard Australian Classification of Countries (SACC) 2016. ABS cat. no. 1269.0. Canberra: ABS.
  

Relational attributes

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Supersedes Person—country of birth, code (SACC 2011) NNNN Housing assistance, Standard 13/10/2011, Health, Superseded 06/12/2016, Homelessness, Superseded 10/08/2018, Tasmanian Health, Archived 08/03/2017, WA Health, Endorsed 19/03/2015, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 01/11/2012, Disability, Standard 07/10/2014, Community Services (retired), Standard 13/10/2011

See also Person—country of birth, text X[X(99)] Health, Candidate 30/05/2018

See also Person—proficiency in spoken English, code N Homelessness, Standard 10/08/2018

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
All attributes +

Activity based funding: Mental health care NBEDS 2017-18 Health, Superseded 25/01/2018

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Activity based funding: Mental health care NBEDS 2018-19 Health, Standard 25/01/2018
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Proposed 03/07/2017

DSS specific attributes +

Activity based funding: Mental health care NBEDS 2019-20 Health, Standardisation pending 18/12/2018
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Proposed 13/06/2018

DSS specific attributes +

Activity based funding: Non-admitted patient NBEDS 2018-19 Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 17/07/2018

DSS specific attributes +

Acute coronary syndrome (clinical) NBPDS Health, Candidate 15/05/2017

Admitted patient care NMDS 2017-18 Health, Superseded 25/01/2018

DSS specific attributes +

Admitted patient care NMDS 2018-19 Health, Standard 25/01/2018
ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018

DSS specific attributes +

Admitted patient care NMDS 2019-20 Health, Standardisation pending 30/11/2018
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Proposed 17/07/2018

DSS specific attributes +

Alcohol and other drug treatment services NMDS 2018-19 Health, Superseded 12/12/2018
ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018

DSS specific attributes +

Alcohol and other drug treatment services NMDS 2019–20 Health, Standard 12/12/2018

DSS specific attributes +

Cardiovascular disease (clinical) NBPDS Health, Standard 17/10/2018

Community mental health care NMDS 2017–18 Health, Superseded 25/01/2018

DSS specific attributes +

Community mental health care NMDS 2018–19 Health, Standard 25/01/2018
ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018

DSS specific attributes +

Community mental health care NMDS 2019–20 Health, Standardisation pending 27/11/2018

DSS specific attributes +

Computer Assisted Telephone Interview demographic module NBPDS Health, Standard 03/12/2008

Demographics Cluster Commonwealth Department of Social Services, Standard 20/06/2018

DSS specific attributes +

Disability Services NMDS 2017–18 Disability, Standard 15/12/2017

DSS specific attributes +

Individual demographic identifiers cluster Health, Standard 05/10/2016

Non-admitted patient emergency department care NBEDS 2017-18 Health, Standard 05/10/2016

DSS specific attributes +

Non-admitted patient emergency department care NBEDS 2018-19 Health, Standardisation pending 28/09/2017

DSS specific attributes +

Non-admitted patient emergency department care NBEDS 2019–20 Health, Standardisation pending 30/11/2018

DSS specific attributes +

Non-admitted patient emergency department care NMDS 2017-18 Health, Superseded 25/01/2018

DSS specific attributes +

Non-admitted patient emergency department care NMDS 2018-19 Health, Standard 25/01/2018
ACT Health, Final 08/08/2018

DSS specific attributes +

Non-admitted patient emergency department care NMDS 2019–20 Health, Standardisation pending 18/12/2018
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Proposed 17/07/2018

DSS specific attributes +

Non-admitted patient NBEDS 2017-18 Health, Superseded 25/01/2018

DSS specific attributes +

Non-admitted patient NBEDS 2018-19 Health, Standard 25/01/2018

DSS specific attributes +

Non-admitted patient NBEDS 2019-20 Health, Standardisation pending 18/12/2018

DSS specific attributes +

Perinatal NMDS 2014-18 Health, Superseded 02/08/2017

DSS specific attributes +

Perinatal NMDS 2018-19 Health, Standard 02/08/2017
ACT Health, Final 14/08/2018

DSS specific attributes +

Perinatal NMDS 2019–20 Health, Standardisation pending 12/11/2018

DSS specific attributes +

Prison dischargee NBEDS Health, Standard 28/04/2016

DSS specific attributes +

Prison entrants NBEDS Health, Standard 28/04/2016

DSS specific attributes +

Public dental waiting times NMDS 2013-2018 Health, Superseded 25/01/2018

DSS specific attributes +

Public dental waiting times NMDS 2018- Health, Standard 25/01/2018
ACT Health, Final 08/08/2018

DSS specific attributes +

Residential mental health care NMDS 2017–18 Health, Superseded 25/01/2018

DSS specific attributes +

Residential mental health care NMDS 2018–19 Health, Standard 25/01/2018
ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018

DSS specific attributes +

Residential mental health care NMDS 2019–20 Health, Standardisation pending 23/11/2018

DSS specific attributes +

Specialist Homelessness Services NMDS 2019- Homelessness, Standard 10/08/2018

DSS specific attributes +

Tasmanian Demographics Data Set - 2017 Tasmanian Health, Archived 10/01/2018

DSS specific attributes +

Tasmanian Demographics Data Set - 2018 Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 10/01/2018

DSS specific attributes +
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