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The remoteness of a dwelling, based on the physical road distance to the nearest urban centre and its population size, as represented by a code.


Data Element (this item)


This representation is based on the value domain for this data element, more information is available at " Remoteness classification (ASGC-RA) N ".
Data Type String
Format N
Maximum character length 1
Value Meaning Start Date End Date
Permissible Values 1 Major cities of Australia
2 Inner regional Australia
3 Outer regional Australia
4 Remote Australia
5 Very remote Australia
6 Migratory
Supplementary Values 9 Not stated/inadequately described


Guide for use:

The remoteness classification of an entity can be derived using characteristics of its physical location, e.g. its postcode or other address details.

AIHW. Indigenous community housing national data collection manual 2010-11.


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As a denominator in an Indicator 0
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