Address—statistical area, level 2 (SA2) code (ASGS 2016) N(9)

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Statistical area level 2 (SA2)
Synonymous names:SA2
METeOR identifier:659774
Registration status:Health, Standard 06/12/2016
Children and Families, Standardisation pending 23/02/2017
ACT Health, Final 08/08/2018
Definition:

A designated region with a pre-determined population describing location which represents medium-sized general purpose area aggregated from whole Statistical areas level 1, as represented by a code.

Context:

The purpose of a Statistical area level 2 (SA2) is to represent a community that interacts together socially and economically.

Data Element Concept:Address—statistical area

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Classification scheme:Australian Statistical Geography Standard 2016
Representation class:Code
Data type:String
Format:N(9)
Maximum character length:9

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

SA2 coding structure:

An SA2 is identifiable by a 9-digit fully hierarchical code. The SA2 identifier is a 4-digit code, assigned in alphabetical order within a Statistical area level 3 (SA3). An SA2 code is only unique within a state/territory if it is preceded by the state/territory identifier.

For example:

State/territory SA4 SA3 SA2
N NN NN NNNN
Comments:

There are 2,310 SA2 regions covering the whole of Australia without gaps or overlaps. These include 18 non-spatial SA2 special purpose codes, comprising Migratory–Offshore–Shipping and No Usual Address codes for each State and Territory.

The Other Territories of Jervis Bay, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Christmas Island and Norfolk Island are each represented by a SA2 in the 2016 Australian Statistical Geography Standard.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Origin:

Australian Bureau of Statistics 2016. Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS): Volume 1 - Main Structure and Greater Capital City Statistical Areas July 2016. ABS cat. no. 1270.0.55.001. Canberra: ABS.

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Comments:

Data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics' (ABS) 2016 Census of Population and Housing will be available at SA2 level. The SA2 is the smallest area for the release of ABS non-Census and Intercensal statistics, including the Estimated Resident Population and Health & Vitals data. Whole SA2s aggregate to form Statistical areas level 3 (SA3). SA2s are also used to approximate Significant Urban Areas and Tourism Regions in the Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) Non-ABS Structures.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Reference documents:

Australian Bureau of Statistics 2016. Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS): Volume 1 - Main Structure and Greater Capital City Statistical Areas July 2016. ABS cat. no. 1270.0.55.001. Canberra: ABS.

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

See also Address—Australian postcode, Australian postcode code (Postcode datafile - Tasmanian variation) {NNNN} Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 01/09/2016

See also Address—Australian postcode, Australian postcode code (Postcode datafile) {NNNN} Housing assistance, Standard 01/05/2013, Health, Superseded 05/10/2016, Early Childhood, Superseded 24/07/2018, Homelessness, Superseded 10/08/2018, Tasmanian Health, Final 30/06/2014, WA Health, Endorsed 04/03/2014, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 31/10/2012, Indigenous, Archived 27/02/2018, Commonwealth Department of Health, Standard 14/10/2015, Disability, Standard 07/10/2014, Children and Families, Standard 22/11/2016, Community Services (retired), Standard 06/02/2012, National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016

See also Address—Australian postcode, code (Postcode datafile) NNNN Health, Standard 05/10/2016, Early Childhood, Standard 24/07/2018, Homelessness, Standard 10/08/2018, Indigenous, Endorsed 27/02/2018, Disability, Standard 15/12/2017, Children and Families, Standardisation pending 24/02/2017, Commonwealth Department of Social Services, Standard 20/06/2018, ACT Health, Final 19/07/2018

Supersedes Address—statistical area, level 2 (SA2) code (ASGS 2011) N(9) Health, Superseded 06/12/2016, Disability, Standard 13/08/2015, Children and Families, Standard 22/11/2016, Community Services (retired), Standard 06/12/2011

See also Address—suburb/town/locality name, text X[X(45)] Housing assistance, Standard 01/05/2013, Health, Standard 07/12/2011, Early Childhood, Standard 09/03/2012, Homelessness, Standard 01/05/2013, Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 01/09/2016, WA Health, Draft 23/08/2012, Indigenous, Endorsed 13/03/2015, Disability, Standard 13/08/2015, Children and Families, Standard 22/11/2016, Community Services (retired), Standard 06/02/2012, ACT Health, Final 10/08/2018

See also Address—suburb/town/locality name, text X[X(49)] WA Health, Endorsed 19/03/2015

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Mental health establishments NMDS 2017–18 Health, Superseded 25/01/2018

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Mental health establishments NMDS 2018–19 Health, Superseded 12/12/2018
ACT Health, Final 17/08/2018

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Mental health establishments NMDS 2019–20 Health, Standard 12/12/2018

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Mental health organisation details cluster Health, Standard 13/11/2014

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Mental health seclusion and restraint NBEDS 2015- Health, Standard 13/11/2014

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Personalised support—linked to housing mental health service type cluster Health, Standard 13/11/2014

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Personalised support—other mental health service type cluster Health, Standard 13/11/2014

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Public hospital establishments data element cluster Health, Superseded 25/01/2018

DSS specific attributes +

Public hospital establishments data element cluster Health, Superseded 17/10/2018
ACT Health, Final 10/08/2018

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Public hospital establishments data element cluster Health, Standard 17/10/2018

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Radiotherapy waiting times NMDS 2015-2018 Health, Superseded 25/01/2018

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Service integration infrastructure mental health service type cluster Health, Standard 13/11/2014

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