Australian Bureau of Statistics
4240.0.55.002 - National Early Childhood Education and Care Collection: Data Collection Guide, 2011
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AUSTRALIAN STATE/TERRITORY IDENTIFIER
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).
Standard Jurisdictional Output Categories
Representation class: Code
Data type: Number
Format: N, for example: 3
Maximum character length: 1
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)
2.4.5 LEGAL VALUE CHECKS
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.
Related URL data element: No related URL data element.
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