GEOGRAPHY FOR THE NATIONAL ECEC COLLECTION
The Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) is the ABS’ new geographical framework, which came into effect from July 2011. The ASGS replaced the Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC). For the 2012 National ECEC Collection data have been output at the ASGC level for disadvantage area as Estimated Residential Population (ERP) figures are not available by single year of age at the time of publication of the Preschool Education, Australia, 2012. Final rebased single year of age ERP figures will be available in mid to late 2013, while the 2012 National ECEC Collection is published on 13 March 2013. It is advised that output Preschool Education, Australia, 2012 data relating to remoteness and disadvantage be used in conjunction with 2006 census based ERP data for reporting and to ensure comparability.