Collection of locality, postcode and state/territory for SEIFA cluster

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Set Specification
METeOR identifier:686704
Registration status:Early Childhood, Standard 24/07/2018
DSS type:Data Element Cluster
Scope:

This cluster contains three data elements which, if collected together, enable data to be mapped to Statistical Areal Level 2 (SA2) or Statistical Local Area (SLA) geographic unit which can be examined on the SEIFA indexes to ascertain a SEIFA score for a geographic area which is a measure of the collective socio-economic status of the people living in the area.

The collection of information about a person's or service provider organisation's locality, postcode and state/territory enables the geographical entity to be ascertained which can then be examined in the relevant SEIFA index. Where locality, postcode and state/territory are collected, there are a number of concordance/correspondence files available from geography@abs.gov.au which can assist in assigning geographic area codes, such as:

  • 2011 localities (and postcode and state/territory) to 2011 SA2
  • 2011 localities (and postcode and state/territory) to 2011 SLAs.

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

The collection of residential postcode + locality + state/territory can be mapped to SA2 or SLA. The SLA geographical unit from the ASGC geography framework is being supported for the 2011 Census and 2011 SEIFA.

Comments:

SEIFA indexes are assigned to areas, not to individuals.

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Supersedes Collection of locality, postcode and state/territory for SEIFA cluster Health, Standard 29/08/2014, Early Childhood, Superseded 24/07/2018, Community Services (retired), Not progressed 17/01/2018

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:

Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA) (2011 Census, ASGS 2016) cluster Early Childhood, Superseded 24/07/2018

Metadata items in this Data Set Specification

Seq No.Metadata item Obligation Max occurs
-Address—Australian postcode, code (Postcode datafile) NNNNMandatory1
-Address—Australian state/territory identifier, code AA[A]Mandatory1
-Address—suburb/town/locality name, text X[X(45)]Mandatory1