Australian Bureau of Statistics
4240.0.55.002 - National Early Childhood Education and Care Collection: Data Collection Guide, 2011
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Concept: Suburb/town/locality name.
Nominal definition: The suburb, town or locality name component of a child's address that identifies the child's place of usual residence.
Operational definition: The suburb, town or locality name component of a child's parent or guardian's address, that identifies where the child's parent or guardian lives, reported for the parent or guardian with whom the child spends the majority of their time. The child's parent or guardian must be asked to identify the suburb, town or locality name on the child's behalf.
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/Statistical Area Level 1 (MB/SA1) for the data elements Area of usual residence - ASGC 2010 (Collection District) and Area of usual residence - ASGS 2011 (Mesh Block/Statistical Area Level 1).
Standard Jurisdictional Output Categories
Representation class: Text
Data type: String
Format: [A(50)], for example, Gawler
Maximum character length: 50
oa - Overseas address
nfa - No fixed address
2.1.16 LEGAL VALUE CHECKS
Guide for Use
If a jurisdiction is able to accurately code complete address information to both CD and MB/SA1 for the data elements Area of usual residence - ASGC 2010 (Collection District) and Area of usual residence - ASGS 2011 (Mesh Block/Statistical Area Level 1), there is no requirement to provide this data element. However, if jurisdictions do not provide Suburb/town/locality name in addition to both CD and MB/SA1 codes, detailed information on jurisdictional geo-coding process and validations should be provided to the ABS.
CODE un - Unknown
For use when the suburb/town/locality name of the child's parent or guardian 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.
CODE oa - Overseas address
For use when the child's parent or guardian's suburb of usual residence is located overseas.
CODE nfa - No fixed address
For use when the child's parent or guardian has no fixed address.
Related aggregate data elements: No related aggregate data element.
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