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4240.0.55.002 - National Early Childhood Education and Care Collection: Data Collection Guide, 2011  
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STATE OR TERRITORY FUNDING INDICATOR


Technical name: N/A
METeOR identifier: NA
METeOR link: N/A
METeOR definition: N/A
Note: This is an additional 2011 data element. Although this data element was not included in the 2011 ECEC NMDS, the ABS requests this data in order to facilitate comparison with the 2012 National ECEC Collection, by which time it is expected to be an endorsed ECEC NMDS data element.

This data element has been included to explore the capacity of data collected in the National ECEC Collection to be used as a source for Report on Government Services (RoGS) reporting. The data collected from this data element will be used for testing and comparison with data collected for the Children's Services chapter of the RoGS.

Scope
Inclusions: All early childhood education and care services that deliver a preschool program.
Exclusions: Early childhood education and care services that do not deliver a preschool program.

Underlying Concepts
Concept: State or territory government funded early childhood education and care services.
Nominal definition: Early childhood education and care services that are provided by state and territory governments or are in receipt of state or territory government contributions to assist in the delivery of a preschool program.
Operational definition: Consistent with nominal definition.
Conceptual issues:

  • The ABS requests that jurisdictions outline the criteria adopted within their collection methods to specify this data element. This will enable the ABS to evaluate the quality of data provided by jurisdictions and also assist in the development of this standard for the 2012 collection cycle.

Standard Jurisdictional Output Categories
Representation class: Code
Data type: Number
Format: N
Maximum character length: 1
Classification values:
      1 - Yes
      2 - No
Supplementary values:
      ns - Not stated/inadequately described

2.4.8 LEGAL VALUE CHECKS


Edit specificationsEdit resolution

1.
If field is blank.Provide a valid funding type indicator, otherwise amend to code ‘ns’.

2.
If field is not code 1, 2 or ns.Provide a valid funding type indicator.

3.
If character length is greater than 1.Provide a valid funding type indicator.



Guide for Use
Counting rules:
  • Record whether or not the early childhood education and care services are provided by state and territory governments and/or are in receipt of state or territory government contributions to assist in the delivery of a preschool program.

Classification Definitions
CODE 1 - Yes
Record if the early childhood education and care service receives state or territory government contributions.

CODE 2 - No
Record if the early childhood education and care service does not receive any state or territory government contributions.

CODE ns - Not stated/inadequately described
For use when the funding type of the service provider is unknown, not stated or inadequately described. Where the funding type is unknown, the ABS requests that jurisdictions identify the reason for the unknown response and document any follow-up processes undertaken.

Other Information
Related URL data element: State or territory funding indicator.

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