When collecting the geographical location of a person's usual place of residence, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) recommends that 'usual' be defined as: 'The place where the person has or intends to live for 6 months or more, or the place that the person regards as their main residence, or where the person has no other residence, the place they currently reside.' Apart from collecting a person's usual place of residence there is also a need in some collections to collect area of residence immediately prior to or after assistance is provided, or at some other point in time.
Cause of death Unit Record File (COD URF) Data Supply Requirement (DSR):
This is the geographical location of where the deceased person usually resided. Usual residence refers to that address at which the deceased has lived or intends to live for a total of six months or more in a given reference year.
Usual residence is provided to the ABS by the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages in the form of an address. This address is then coded by the ABS in accordance with the geographic classification current at the time of coding.