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1200.0.55.004 - Country of Birth Standard, 2012, Version 1.0  
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Output



Standard output categories

Output categories for detailed data

Included here are two examples of the standard output categories, comprising minor groups and countries, of the nine major groups within the Standard Australian Classification of Countries (SACC) (cat. no. 1269.0):

Example One:

      Oceania and Antarctica
        Australia (includes External Territories)
          Australia
          Norfolk Island
        Polynesia (excludes Hawaii)
          Fiji
          Samoa
Example Two:
      North Africa and the Middle East
        North Africa
          Algeria
          Egypt
          Libya
          Morocco
          Sudan
          Tunisia
          Western Sahara
          Spanish North Africa
          South Sudan
        Middle East
          Lebanon
          Turkey

The hierarchical structure of the SACC (cat. no. 1269.0) allows users the flexibility to output statistics at the level of the classification which best suits their requirements. Data can be presented at major group, minor group, or the base or country level. If necessary, significant countries within a minor group can be presented separately while the remaining countries within the minor group are aggregated. For example (see above), the third level categories 'Morocco'' or 'Tunisia' can be separately identified as output categories within the 'North Africa' Minor Group, with the remaining third level categories in this minor group aggregated into an 'Other' North Africa category. The same principle can be adopted to highlight significant minor groups within a major group.

For a more detailed and complex analysis it is recommended that data be captured, classified and stored at the base level of the classification wherever possible. It allows the greatest flexibility, enables more detailed analysis, facilitates comparisons with previous data using different classifications, and preserves information that provides maximum flexibility for future use of the data.
    Output categories for minimum data

    The standard output categories for the Country of Birth question modules, for minimum data are:

        • Born in Australia
        • Born overseas
    Supporting variables

    Country of Birth does not require any supporting variables.



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