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Person—Australian state/territory identifier, code N

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termAustralian state/territory identifier (person)
METeOR identifier:Help on this term720078
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 16/01/2020
Definition:Help on this term

The Australian state or territory where a person can be located, as represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Person—Australian state/territory identifier

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
1New South Wales
2Victoria
3Queensland
4South Australia
5Western Australia
6Tasmania
7Northern Territory
8Australian Capital Territory
9Other territories (Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Christmas Island and Jervis Bay Territory)

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

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:Help on this term

ABS (Australian Bureau of Statistics) 2016. Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS). Cat No. 1270.0. ABS, Canberra. Viewed 19 July 2019, https://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/Lookup/
1270.0.55.001Main+Features10018July%202016?OpenDocument

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Collection and usage attributes

Collection methods:Help on this term

Irrespective of how the information is coded, conversion of the codes to the ABS standard must be possible.

Source and reference attributes

Origin:Help on this term

ABS (Australian Bureau of Statistics) 2016. Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS). Cat No. 1270.0. ABS, Canberra. Viewed 19 July 2019, https://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/Lookup/1270.0.55.001Main+Features10018July%202016?OpenDocument

Reference documents:Help on this term

Standards Australia 2014. Person and provider identification in healthcare AS4846:2014 . Standards Australia, Sydney. Viewed 19 July 2019, https://www.standards.org.au/standards-catalogue/sa-snz/health/it-014/as--4846-colon-2014

In AS4846 alternative codes are presented. Refer to the current standard for more details.

Relational attributes

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See also Person (address)—Australian postcode, code (Postcode datafile) {NNNN} Housing assistance, Superseded 30/05/2013, Health, Superseded 07/12/2011, Early Childhood, Superseded 09/03/2012, Homelessness, Superseded 30/05/2013, Community Services (retired), Superseded 06/02/2012

Supersedes Person—Australian state/territory identifier, code N Housing assistance, Standard 10/02/2006, Health, Superseded 16/01/2020, Early Childhood, Standard 21/05/2010, Homelessness, Standard 01/05/2013, Tasmanian Health, Draft 23/07/2012, Children and Families, Standard 22/11/2016, Community Services (retired), Standard 25/08/2005, ACT Health, Final 08/08/2018

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

National Bowel Cancer Screening Program NBEDS 2020–21 Health, Standard 16/01/2020

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