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4240.0.55.002 - National Early Childhood Education and Care Collection: Data Collection Guide, 2011  
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AREA OF USUAL RESIDENCE - ASGC 2010 (COLLECTION DISTRICT)


Technical name: Person - area of usual residence, geographical location CD code, (ASGC 2010) NNNNNNN
METeOR identifier: 413233
METeOR link: http://meteor.aihw.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/413233
METeOR definition: The geographical location of the usual residence of the person, using a seven digit numerical code which indicates the Collection District (CD) within the state or territory of Australia.

Scope
Inclusions: For all children enrolled in a preschool program include:

  • The area of usual residence of the child's parent or guardian, with whom the child spends the majority of their time.
Exclusions:
  • The collection district of the post office box of the child's parent or guardian.
  • The area of usual residence for any other parent or guardian of the child that is not the parent or guardian with whom the child spends the majority of their time.
  • Children not enrolled in a preschool program.

Underlying Concepts
Concept: Area of usual residence - ASGC 2010 (Collection District).
Nominal definition: Area of usual residence is the place where the child has lived or intends to live for six months or more from the reference date of the data collection, as represented by a geographical area code (Collection District).
Operational definition: Area of usual residence is the place where the child's parent or guardian lives, as represented by a geographical area code (Collection District). The address should be reported for the parent or guardian with whom the child spends the majority of their time.
Supporting data elements: The following data elements are used to ascertain the child's area of usual residence and to geo-code an address to Collection District (CD) for this data element: Conceptual issues:
  • By recording the geographic location of the child's 'area of usual residence', this information can be used to determine the socio-economic status of the area in which the child's parent or guardian lives. This information assists in the derivation of disadvantage status and the disaggregation of Indigenous children by geographic location. Area of usual residence - ASGC 2010 also enables disaggregation of data by Remoteness Area.
  • Area of usual residence - ASGC 2010 (Collection District) is derived from the data elements outlined above. Jurisdictions wishing to undertake their own coding should contact the ABS for further information about the correct use of geography correspondences.
  • Operationally, the area of usual residence of the child's parent or guardian are recorded as it is assumed that the child lives with the parent or guardian and it is infeasible for children in scope of this collection to self-report. It is also not operationally possible to confirm whether or not the address provided on the service provider records is the place that the parent or guardian has or intends to live for 6 months or more, in accordance with the nominal definition of 'usual residence'. Operationally, the Area of usual residence - ASGC 2010 (Collection District) should reflect that of the parent or guardian with whom the child spends the majority of their time.

Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC):
  • The Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC) has now been replaced with the Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS). For 2011, the ABS requests that both ASGC (CD) and ASGS (Statistical Area Level 1 or Mesh Block) codes be provided in jurisdictional data sets, and that they are clearly distinguished.

Collection District (CD):
  • The CD was the smallest geographic area defined in the Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC). CDs served as the basic building block in the ASGC and were used for the aggregation of statistics to larger ASGC areas, and some non-ASGC areas, such as Commonwealth and State electoral divisions. CDs are represented by a seven digit code. CDs have now been replaced by Statistical Areas Level 1 (SA1s), within the new geographic standard, the Australian Statistical Geographic Standard (ASGS).

Standard Jurisdictional Output Categories
Classification Scheme: Australian Standard Geographical Classification 2010
Representation class: Code
Data type: Number
Format: NNNNNNN, for example: 4052030
Maximum character length: 7
Supplementary values:
      1999899 - New South Wales: undefined CD
      2999899 - Victoria: undefined CD
      3999899 - Queensland: undefined CD
      4999899 - South Australia: undefined CD
      5999899 - Western Australia: undefined CD
      6999899 - Tasmania: undefined CD
      7999899 - Northern Territory: undefined CD
      8999899 - Australian Capital Territory: undefined CD
      9999899 - Other Territories: undefined CD

2.1.19 LEGAL VALUE CHECKS


Edit specificationsEdit resolution

1.
If field is blank.Provide a valid CD code, otherwise default to state/territory specific CD undefined code.

2.
If field contains text or if character length is greater than 7.Provide a valid CD code.


Guide for Use
Counting rules:
  • Code the area of usual residence to CD using the child's parent or guardian's address line, postcode, suburb/town/locality name and state/territory, as obtained from the child's enrolment record.
  • The place of usual residence of the parent or guardian with whom the child spends the majority of their time should be used for coding to CD. If the child spends 50% with one parent/guardian and 50% with the other, use the 1st residential address recorded.
  • Include those children who are living outside of the jurisdiction's borders, if the child attends preschool within the jurisdiction. For example, a child living in Queanbeyan that attends a preschool within Canberra would be recorded within the ACT jurisdictional data set, not the NSW data set.
  • For children boarding at a boarding school, report the CD code for the area of usual residence of the child's parent or guardian, not the boarding school.

Classification Definitions
Undefined CD codes
For use when the address of the child's parent or guardian is not known or incomplete, or where the jurisdiction is unable to accurately code to CD. Where address information is unknown, the ABS requests that jurisdictions identify the reason for the unknown response and document any follow-up processes undertaken.

Other Information
Related aggregate data elements: No related aggregate data element.

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