4240.0.55.001 - National Early Childhood Education and Care Collection: Concepts, Sources and Methods, 2013  
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Contents >> Concepts, Methods and Processes >> Data Methods and Processes >> Identification of Identical SLK Child Records Across Data Sources


The following data elements were used for linking the multiple data sources for the 2013 Collection:

    • Statistical Linkage Key (SLK)
    • Geographic location of child (SA1 and Collection District (CD))
    • SLK Match Code
    • ABS Service provider ID.

For 2013, a goal was set to achieve SA1 level reporting for child and service provider by all jurisdictions. As a contingency CD level data was also requested in case SA1 data was not available. The goal of SA1 level reporting was achieved in 2013 by all jurisdictions therefore CD data was not used in 2013 Collection processing. To show the transition from CD to SA1 data reporting the following diagrams in this chapter continue to show CD level data although it was not utilised in 2013 Collection. Further supporting information relating to these data elements can be found within Chapter 2: Data Element – Unit Record Level of the National Early Childhood Education and Care Collection: Data Collection Guide 2013 (cat. no. 4240.0.55.002).

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