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Address—address currency status

428992 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The status of the person's or organisation's address at the time of interchange.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Disability, Health

Address—address end date

428714 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The date on which an address ceased to be used.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Disability

Address—address end time

428857 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The time of day an address ceased to be used.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Disability

Address—address site name

429211 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The official place name or culturally accepted common usage name for an address site.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Health, Housing assistance, Indigenous, Disability

Address—address start date

428666 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The date on which an address was first utilised.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Disability

Address—address start time

428878 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The time of day an address was first utilised.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Disability

Address—address status identifier

428977 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An official identifier assigned to an address for categorisation purposes.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Disability, Health

Address—Australian area code

434265 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The standard Australian area code, used in conjunction with contact telephone and facsimile numbers, that also describes the location of an entity.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Disability

Address—Australian postcode

429892 | Data Element Concept
The Australian numeric descriptor for a postal delivery area for an address.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Early Childhood, Health, Tasmanian Health, Housing assistance, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, WA Health, Homelessness, Commonwealth Department of Health, Indigenous, Disability, Children and Families, Commonwealth Department of Social Services (retired), Youth Justice
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)
Recorded: Australian Teacher Workforce Data Oversight Board

Address—Australian state/territory identifier

430132 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An identifier of the state or territory of an address.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Early Childhood, Housing assistance, WA Health, Disability
Superseded: Health

Address—building/complex sub-unit type

429001 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The specification used to distinguish the type of address found within a building/complex or marina.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Disability, Health

Address—complex road name

429368 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The name of the road/thoroughfare of an address within a complex.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Health, Housing assistance, Disability

Address—complex road number 1

429254 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The number of an address, or the start number for a ranged address, in the road or thoroughfare within a complex.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Health, Housing assistance, Disability

Address—complex road number 2

429261 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The last number for a ranged address in the road or thoroughfare in which a complex is located.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Health, Housing assistance, Disability

Address—complex road suffix

429394 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The abbreviation used to represent the suffix of a road or thoroughfare of an address within a complex.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Disability, Health

Address—complex road type

429383 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An identifier used to distinguish the type of road or thoroughfare of an address within a complex.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Health, Housing assistance, Disability

Address—country identifier

430160 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The country identifier of an address.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Disability, Health

Address—electronic communication address

452719 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An electronic internet contact address, used for communication purposes.
Standard: Community Services (retired)
Superseded: Indigenous, Disability

Address—electronic communication usage code

452742 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The primary usage of an electronic communication address.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Health, Disability

Address—electronic contact preference indicator

433718 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An indicator of whether one electronic contact address is preferred over any other electronic contact address.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Disability

Address—floor/level type

429014 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An abbreviation, forming part of an address within a complex, used to distinguish the type of floor/level within a multi-storey building or sub-complex.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Disability, Health

Address—geocode containment indicator

430492 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An indicator of whether the geocode for an address is contained within the address site.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Health, Disability

Address—geocode feature

430311 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The physical or virtual features associated with the geocode for an address point.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Health, Disability

Address—geocode geographic datum

430321 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The reference model of the earth's surface used in the measurement of the geocode position of the address point.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Health, Disability

Address—geocode height

430481 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The height of an address point on the earth above or below a specified reference vertical datum.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Health, Disability

Address—geocode latitude

430430 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The geographic latitude of an address point on the earth north or south of the equator.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Health, Disability

Address—geocode longitude

430461 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The geographic longitude of an address point on the earth east or west of the Greenwich Meridian.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Health, Disability

Address—geocode positional uncertainty

430488 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The horizontal uncertainty of the geocode for an address site.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Health, Disability

Address—geocode vertical datum

430336 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The reference datum of the height above sea level, used in the measurement of the geocode position of the address point.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Health, Disability

Address—international country code

434085 | Data Element Concept
The standard international country code, used in conjunction with landline telephone, mobile telephone and facsimile numbers that also describes the location of an entity.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Disability, Health

Address—Internet voice product name

452878 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The name of an Internet voice product that enables contact and communication with an entity.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Disability

Address—Internet voice product user identifier

433822 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An address that uniquely identifies an Internet voice product user.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Disability

Address—Internet voice service provider

433811 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The name of the organisation that provides an Internet voice service, which enables contact and communication with an entity.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Disability

Address—level number

429056 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A number, forming part of the address within a complex, used to identify a floor or level of a multi-storey building/sub-complex.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Health, Housing assistance, Disability

Address—location descriptor

430300 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A description of the location of an address relative to another physical site.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Disability, Health

Address—lot number

429535 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The reference number, forming part of an address, allocated to a property for subdivison administration purposes prior to road numbering.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Health, Disability

Address—physical address indicator

428948 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An indicator of whether an address reflects a geographical place.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Health, Disability

Address—postal delivery number

430100 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An identification number, forming part of an address, for the channel of postal delivery.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Health, Disability

Address—postal delivery point identifier

430304 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A unique number created by Australia Post for an address.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Disability, Health

Address—postal delivery service type identifier

430087 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An identifier, forming part of an address, for the channel of postal delivery.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Disability, Health

Address—purpose of address

428930 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The role or use of an address in relation to a person.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Health, Disability

Address—road name

429744 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The name of the road or thoroughfare applicable to the address site or complex.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Health, Housing assistance, Indigenous, Disability

Address—road number 1

429581 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The number of an address or start number in a ranged address in a road or thoroughfare.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Health, Housing assistance, Disability, Indigenous

Address—road number 2

429592 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The last number for a ranged address in a road or thoroughfare.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Health, Housing assistance, Disability, Indigenous

Address—road suffix

429866 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The abbreviation used to represent a road or thoroughfare applicable to the address site or complex.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Disability, Health

Address—road type

429754 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An identifier used to distinguish the type of road or thoroughfare applicable to the address site/complex.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Health, Housing assistance, Disability, Indigenous

Address—secondary complex name

429401 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The name associated with a building or area within a complex site, which forms part of the address.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Health, Housing assistance, Disability

Address—statistical area

457285 | Data Element Concept
A designated region with a pre-determined population used for describing location and contact details. Based on the Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) structure of six hierarchical statistical area levels comprised in ascending order.
Superseded: Health, Early Childhood
Standard: Community Services (retired), Disability, Children and Families
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Address—sub-dwelling unit number

429009 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A number used to distinguish an address within a building/sub-complex or marina.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Health, Housing assistance, Indigenous, Disability

Address—suburb/town/locality name

429887 | Data Element Concept
The name of the locality/suburb of the address.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Early Childhood, Health, Tasmanian Health, Housing assistance, Homelessness, WA Health, Indigenous, Disability, Children and Families, Youth Justice
Recorded: Australian Teacher Workforce Data Oversight Board

Address—telephone non-standard functionality

433890 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The communication features available through a telephone, which could enhance the ability to contact an entity, that are not currently standard across all telephones.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Disability

Address—telephone number

452735 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The number, used as a contact method, that is associated to a unique provision of telephone service.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Indigenous, WA Health, Disability

Address—telephone service line

452815 | Data Element Concept
A descriptor of how a telephone-based contact address is physically provided to an entity.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Disability

Address—telephone standard functionality

433842 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The well known communication features available through the telephone, that can enhance the ability to contact an entity.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Disability

Address—Uniform Resource Locator

433752 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The address of a website on the world wide web (Internet) represented by a Uniform Resource Locator (URL).
Standard: Community Services (retired), Indigenous, Disability

Address—unstructured address line

430156 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A description of an address, written in an unstructured address line format.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, WA Health, Disability

Adoption—access arrangement type

475854 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The type of arrangement made between relevant parties to an adoption at the time of the adoption order regarding contact with, and/or the release of information about, one or more individuals.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Children and Families

Adoption—adoption consent

468455 | Data Element Concept
The type of consent given for a child adoption.
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Adoption—adoption organisation sector

470202 | Data Element Concept
The sector in which the adoption arranging organisation operates.
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Adoption—application for information type

470484 | Data Element Concept
The type of application seeking information about an individual in relation to an adoption.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Children and Families

Adoption—application type

512917 | Data Element Concept
The reason for which an application was lodged by a person in relation to an adoption.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Children and Families

Adoption—number of adoptions finalised

482197 | Data Element Concept
The total number of adoption orders finalised during the reporting period.
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Adoption—number of applications for information lodged

475515 | Data Element Concept
A count of the number of applications lodged seeking information about an adoption.
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Adoption—number of children adopted as part of a sibling group

475369 | Data Element Concept
The number of children adopted at the same time, into the same family as part of a sibling group.
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Adoption—number of placements

470111 | Data Element Concept
The total number of children placed with their adoptive parents.
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Adoption—number of placements not finalised

475817 | Data Element Concept
The total number of adoption orders resulting in the child not being placed in the adoptive parents home.
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Adoption—number of sibling groups

468603 | Data Element Concept
The number of sibling groups adopted.
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Adoption—number of vetoes in place

512905 | Data Element Concept
The total number of vetoes in place at the end of a reporting period that are blocking contact or the release of identifying information in relation to an adoption.
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Adoption—number of vetoes lodged

475838 | Data Element Concept
The number of vetoes lodged blocking contact or the release of identifying information in relation to an adoption.
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Adoption—person who lodged an application for information

470488 | Data Element Concept
The relationship of the person, who lodged an application for information about an adoption or veto to the adoptive child.
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Adoption—veto type

475427 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The type of veto put in place in relation to an adoption to block contact with an individual or the release of identifying information about an individual.
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Adoptive family—sibling composition

468186 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The sibling composition of the family into which a child is adopted.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Children and Families

Birth mother—marital status

468502 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The marital status of the birth (biological) mother of a child at the time of the child's birth.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Children and Families

Child protection notification—assessment decision date

331078 | Data Element Concept
The point in time a decision regarding the outcome of an assessment of the level of involvement of the community services department was made.
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Child protection notification—assessment decision type

316524 | Data Element Concept
A determined course of action in relation to a child who is the subject of a child protection notification.
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Child protection notification—care and protection order flag

331686 | Data Element Concept
An indicator that a child, who was the subject of a notification, is currently, or has previously been, on a care and protection order.
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Child protection notification—contact date

314526 | Data Element Concept
The date the contact was made where there is a concern about a child.
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Child protection notification—employment service type

316613 | Data Element Concept
The type of service in which the person who made the child protection contact was employed.
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Child protection notification—finalised investigation outcome indicator

367331 | Data Element Concept
Whether the outcome decision of a finalised investigation is substantiated.
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Child protection notification—investigation commencement date

316534 | Data Element Concept
The point in time an investigation began concerning a notification.
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Child protection notification—investigation conclusion date

316544 | Data Element Concept
The point in time a decision concerning an investigation outcome of a notification has been made.
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Child protection notification—investigation outcome

316560 | Data Element Concept
The outcome of an investigation where a decision has been made as to whether a child has been, is being, or is likely to be abused, neglected or otherwise harmed.
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Child protection notification—out-of-home care flag

331671 | Data Element Concept
An alert of the out-of-home care status of a child at the time of the notification.
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Child protection notification—relationship to child of source of notification

314748 | Data Element Concept
The personal or professional relationship to the child of the person who made the child protection notification to the relevant authority.
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Child protection notification—unborn child status

316509 | Data Element Concept
An indication of whether the child was unborn when the notification was made to the community services department.
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Child—abuse and neglect type

269627 | Data Element Concept
The type of physical, sexual or emotional actions or inactions which have resulted in, or are likely to result in, significant harm or injury to a child, or risk of significant harm or injury to a child.
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Child—care arrangements

367636 | Data Element Concept
The type of a care arrangement in which a child lives.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Homelessness

Child—eligibility for subsidy indicator

401338 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Whether a child is entitled to receive subsidies.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Early Childhood

Child—fees charged in the census week

401473 | Data Element Concept
The actual tuition fees charged per week for the child to attend preschool at this service
Standard: Community Services (retired)
Superseded: Early Childhood

Child—household parental care type

367613 | Data Element Concept
The type of a parental care within a household to which a child belongs.
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Child—maximum preschool program hours available per week

397149 | Data Element Concept | Early Childhood Data Sub Group (ECDSG)
The maximum number of hours of preschool program available to the child at this service, per week.
Standard: Community Services (retired)
Superseded: Early Childhood

Child—preschool program enrolment indicator

436124 | Data Element Concept | Early Childhood Data Sub Group (ECDSG)
An indicator of whether the child was enrolled in a preschool program.
Superseded: Early Childhood
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Child—preschool program hours enrolled

388621 | Data Element Concept | Early Childhood Data Sub Group (ECDSG)
The number of hours a child has enrolled in a preschool program, in a given week.
Standard: Community Services (retired)
Superseded: Early Childhood

Child—preschool service enrolment indicator

387986 | Data Element Concept | Early Childhood Data Sub Group (ECDSG)
Whether the child was enrolled in a preschool program.
Standard: Community Services (retired)
Superseded: Early Childhood

Child—preschool service received indicator

357013 | Data Element Concept
Whether a child received a preschool service.
Standard: Community Services (retired)
Superseded: Early Childhood

Client—amount of assistance

347753 | Data Element Concept
The amount of assistance received by a client of an agency or organisation.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Homelessness, Disability

Client—case management goal status

336963 | Data Element Concept
The extent to which a client has achieved his/her case management goals.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance
Superseded: Homelessness

Client—case management plan indicator

269809 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.
Whether or not a current (at the time of recording) case management plan has been developed for the client.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance
Superseded: Homelessness

Client—case plan review date

316406 | Data Element Concept
The date on which a written plan of action for a client was reviewed.
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Client—caseworker allocation date

317371 | Data Element Concept
The date a client is allocated a caseworker.
Standard: Community Services (retired)

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