Birth event—state/territory of birth, code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:State/territory of birth
METeOR identifier:718242
Registration status:Health, Standard 20/11/2019

The state or territory in which a baby was delivered, as represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Birth event—state/territory of birth

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Code
Data type:Number
Maximum character length:1
Permissible values:
1New South Wales
4South Australia
5Western Australia
7Northern Territory
8Australian Capital Territory
9Other territories (Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Christmas Island and Jervis Bay Territory)

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

The order presented here is the standard for the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). 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

Reference documents:

ABS (Australian Bureau of Statistics) 2016. Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS). Cat No. 1270.0. ABS, Canberra. Viewed 19 July 2019,

Data element attributes

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:

National Perinatal Data Development Committee

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Supersedes Birth event—state/territory of birth, code N Health, Superseded 20/11/2019

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:

Perinatal NMDS 2020–21 Health, Standard 20/11/2019

DSS specific attributes +