4240.0.55.002 - National Early Childhood Education and Care Collection: Data Collection Guide, 2011  
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Contents >> Data Element Collection Instructions >> Aggregate Level Data >> Statistical Entity: Service Provider Organisation - Aggregate >> Suburb/Town/Locality Name: Service Provider Organisation - Aggregate


Technical name: Service provider organisation (address) - suburb/town/locality name, text [A(50)]
METeOR identifier: 290059
METeOR link: http://meteor.aihw.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/290059
METeOR definition: The full name of the general locality containing the specific address of an organisation, as represented by text.

Inclusions: The suburb/town/locality name which identifies the physical location at which the preschool program is being delivered, for all early childhood education and care services that deliver a preschool program.

  • The suburb/town/locality name for the post office box of the service provider.
  • The suburb/town/locality name of the head administration office, if this is not the location where the preschool program is delivered.
  • Early childhood education and care services that do not deliver a preschool program.

Underlying Concepts
Concept: Suburb/town/locality name.
Nominal definition: The suburb/town/locality name component of a complete service provider address, which identifies the specific geographical location at which the preschool program is delivered.
Operational definition: Consistent with the nominal definition.
Supporting data elements: The following data elements are used in conjunction with Suburb/town/locality name to geo-code an address to Collection District (CD) and Mesh Block (MB)/Statistical Area Level 1 (SA1) for the data elements Geographic location of organisation - ASGC 2010 (Collection District) and Geographic location of organisation - ASGS 2011 (Mesh Block/Statistical Area Level 1). Suburb/town/locality name can also be used to validate CD codes, MB/SA1 codes or other supplied address data elements.
Conceptual issues: N/A

Standard Jurisdictional Output Categories
Representation class: Text
Data type: String
Format: [A(50)], for example: Lavender Gardens
Maximum character length: 50
Supplementary values:
      ns - Not stated/inadequately described


Edit specificationsEdit resolution

If field is blank.Provide a valid suburb/town/locality name, otherwise amend to code ‘ns’.

Guide for Use
Service providers may operate preschool programs at a number of geographical localities, with the management and operational responsibilities for those preschools being run out of the same administration office. In this situation, each preschool program is required to have an individual suburb/town/locality name recorded, to allow identification of the geographical location where the preschool program is being delivered.

The suburb/town/locality name may be a town, city, suburb or commonly used location name such as a large agricultural property or Aboriginal community.

Counting rules:
  • Record the suburb/town/locality name where the preschool program is delivered.
  • Mobile preschools should record the suburb/town/locality of the non-mobile preschool from which it operates.

Classification Definitions
CODE ns - Not stated/inadequately described
For use when the suburb/town/locality name of the service provider is unknown, not stated or inadequately described. Where the suburb/town/locality name 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: Suburb/town/locality name.

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