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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 >> Australian State/Territory Identifier: Service Provider Organisation - Aggregate


Technical name: Service provider organisation - Australian state/territory identifier, codeN
METeOR identifier: 289083
METeOR link:
METeOR definition: An identifier of the Australian state or territory where an organisation or agency can be located, as represented by a code.

Inclusions: The Australian state or territory, including Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Christmas Island and Jervis Bay Territory, for all early childhood education and care services that deliver a preschool program.

  • The Australian state/territory at which the head administration office is located, 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: Australian state/territory.
Nominal definition: The Australian state/territory component of a complete service provider address which identifies the 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 Australian state/territory identifier 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). Conceptual issues: N/A

Standard Jurisdictional Output Categories
Representation class: Code
Data type: Number
Format: N, for example: 3
Maximum character length: 1
Classification values:
      1 - New South Wales
      2 - Victoria
      3 - Queensland
      4 - South Australia
      5 - Western Australia
      6 - Tasmania
      7 - Northern Territory
      8 - Australian Capital Territory
      9 - Other territories (Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Christmas Island and Jervis Bay Territory)


Edit specificationsEdit resolution

If field is blank.Provide a valid Australian state/territory identifier.

If field contains text or character length is greater than 1.Provide a valid Australian state/territory identifier.

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 Australian state/territory identifier recorded, to allow identification of the geographical location where the preschool program is delivered.

Counting rules:
  • Record the Australian state or territory where the preschool program is delivered.

Other Information
Related URL data element: No related URL data element.

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