Metadata Record Guide
The AURIN metadata record captures and displays key dataset information for AURIN users such as the dataset title, data abstract, data provider details, copyright notice, licence and any special terms or information provided by the data provider for the end users to be aware of. AURIN aims to make this information as user friendly as possible. If you have any questions about a metadata record, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following is a detailed explanation of common metadata found on most of AURIN’s datasets. In this case we explore the metadata on the AIHW – National Drug Strategy Household Survey – Tobacco Use, Alcohol Risk and Recent Illicit Drug Use (SA4) 2016.
The dataset title, for example in this case we are able to infer the following:
- The dataset was produced by the The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).
- The data is by SA4 statistical boundaries.
- The data was released by the data provider in 2016.
The short-form code of the organisation who provides the data.
A short text or summary which provides the user with an explanation on the meaning and purpose of the data. Any additional informational documents and information regarding work done on the data itself by AURIN is also included here.
4. Aggregation Level
The short-form code of the aggregation level of the dataset. Aggregated dataset are those which follow a set defined boundary and may represent an aggregation of various data points. Data which are in point or line objects are classified as Not-Aggregated.
|Short-Form Code||Geographical Level|
|country||AURIN's definition of Australia|
|lfr||Labour Force Region|
|fer||Functional Economic Region|
|ffer||FER - Female|
|mfer||FER - Male|
|lsfer||FER - Less-Skilled|
|sfer||FER - Skilled|
|tfer||FER - Trades|
|bfer||FER - Bicycle|
|rofer||FER - Road|
|rafer||FER - Railroad|
|mtfer||FER - Multi-modal Transport|
|tsd||Temporal Statistical Division|
|ste||States and Territories|
|lga||Local Government Area|
|sla||Statistical Local Area|
|ucl||Urban Centres and Localities|
|cd||Census Collection District|
|ced2004||Commonwealth Electoral Division - 2004|
|pbc2004||Polling-Booth Catchment area - 2004|
|ced2007||Commonwealth Electoral Division - 2007|
|pbc2007||Polling-Booth Catchment area - 2007|
|ced2010||Commonwealth Electoral Division - 2010|
|pbc2010||Polling-Booth Catchment area - 2010|
|lga2011||Local Government Area (2011)|
|sla2011||Statistical Local Area (2011)|
|sd2011||Statistical Division (2011)|
|ssd2011||Statistical Sub-Division (2011)|
|ssc2011||State Suburbs (2011)|
|gccsa||Greater Capital City Statistical Areas|
|sa4||Statistical Area Level 4 - 2011|
|sa3||Statistical Area Level 3 - 2011|
|sa2||Statistical Area Level 2 - 2011|
|sa1||Statistical Area Level 1 - 2011|
|mb||Mesh Blocks - 2011|
|NA||Not Aggregated / Individual Level Geometries|
|sa4_2016||Statistical Area Level 4 - 2016|
|sa3_2016||Statistical Area Level 3 - 2016|
|sa2_2016||Statistical Area Level 2 - 2016|
|sa1_2016||Statistical Area Level 1 - 2016|
|lga2016||Local Government Area - 2016|
|gccsa_2016||Greater Capital City Statistical Areas - 2016|
|pha2011||Public Health Area 2011|
|pha2016||Public Health Area 2016|
|lga2017||Local Government Area - 2017|
|lga2012||Local Government Area - 2012|
|lga2018||Local Government Area - 2018|
|phn2017||Primary Health Networks 2017|
|phn2015||Primary Health Networks 2015|
|poa2016||Postal Areas (ABS 2016)|
|poa2011||Postal Areas (ABS 2011)|
5. API ID
This is the ID of the dataset within the AURIN API, where a dataset doesnt have this attribute, it is not available via the AURIN API.
6. Spatial Extent
These coordinate define the spatial bounding box which describe the spatial extents of the dataset. It follows the format: West Bounding Coordinate, South Bounding Coordinate, East Bounding Coordinate, North Bounding Coordinate.
This describes the method you must use to attribute the dataset. You must include the required attribution in all published works that incorporate this dataset.
8. Copyright Notice
This presents the copyright ownership of the dataset.
9. Licence Type
This tells you how the dataset is licensed.
The common Licence Types include:
- Creative Commons (where data is licensed to AURIN under a Creative Commons licence); and
- Data provider licence (where data is licensed to AURIN by a particular data provider);
All datasets will have licencing metadata, users must follow the terms of each licence. A case of a bespoke data provider licence will be explored further in the guide.
Here we will explore additional information which is included in a dataset which is licenced bespokely. In this case the dataset is the restricted dataset: APM – Sample Point Level Property Data – For Sale Footscray 2018.
A. Licence Type
A bespoke data licence will follow the format of Data Licence ([Data Provider]). A document containing the licence will be served with the metadata.
B. Data Terms & Conditions
This presents the document containing the licencing terms of the licence identified by the Licence Type attribute.
What are Data Terms & Conditions?
We try to make as much of the AURIN Data available to users as possible. However, some AURIN Data, and some AURIN E-tools, are restricted by additional licence terms imposed by the data provider (what we refer to as the Data Terms & Conditions). Data Terms & Conditions may include restrictions on use, specific attribution requirements, and other important conditions.
If access to a dataset is subject to Data Terms & Conditions, a pop-up directing you to read the Data Terms & Conditions will appear before you access that dataset. By clicking through to the dataset, you acknowledge that you have read the Data Terms & Conditions and agree to be bound by them. The metadata record for the dataset will also include a link to any Data Terms & Conditions.