Search

METEOR’s search works in a similar way to other search engines. You can use keywords or terms to pull up related content. The below tips are specific to METEOR and will help you to find what you need.

Try searching using either a keyword, specific term or METEOR ID number.

METEOR ID search

If you’re a returning user and know an item’s METEOR ID, you can enter it in the search box. Clicking the search icon will take you straight to the item’s page.

Autocomplete

METEOR will automatically display suggestions for search terms as you’re typing. This predictive text will show you METEOR entries that exist for the topic you’re searching on. You don’t have to use any of these suggestions, but they may make your searching process faster and easier.

Pressing ‘tab’ will select the top suggestion. Otherwise, selecting from the list of suggestions will put the suggested search term into the search box. You can then click the search icon to find related content. Clicking anywhere on the search results will take you to the item’s page.

Spelling correction

METEOR will show search results with spelling correction. Misspelled terms can still be selected for search where relevant.

Dropdown options

The drop-down menus directly below the search text box allow you to limit the search results to any of the 18 content types in METEOR (see Learn about metadata to view the list), by item creation dates, and item revision dates.

Content types

Content types allow you to limit your search to various metadata building blocks and other topic or help content found in METEOR. See Learn about metadata to view a list of metadata item types that you can search in METEOR. Searching on Topic pages will give results from METEOR’s ‘non-metadata’ pages which explain metadata, how it is managed, how to use METEOR, and how to develop metadata.

Searching on Help will give results from all the pop-up information boxes that are linked to each metadata item. The Help search looks through all text from the METEOR Business Rules, which is accessed through the small ‘i’ icon used throughout the site.

Created date and Revision date

The Created and Revision date dropdown options limit your search to when an item was created or last revised. METEOR will search any time by default, or you can select or specify a custom period.

Custom search syntax

METEOR uses Lucene search syntax. This functionality can be useful to fine-tune your search results even more. Some of the commands include:

  1. Restrict search to the titles of items by using Name: Searchterm. Note that it has to be written exactly as Name, with the capital N. Using name will not work. It doesn’t matter if there’s a space around the colon or not.
  2. Force a second term to be included by using AND.
  3. Widen your search to include another option using the term OR.

For example, if you’re looking for something with the word ‘baby’ in the title you would use Name: baby. METEOR will also give you results for the plural of the search term, so if you search on ‘baby’ you will also get results for ‘babies’. If looking for something with two terms (‘baby’ and ‘admission’) you would use Name: baby AND admission.

Sort by

You can also display your search results with a range of options in the Sort by drop-down menu on the right. You can sort on Relevance, Most/Least Recently Created, Most/Least Recently Updated, and Alphabetically (A–Z and Z–A).

Clear

The Clear button resets the Search page.

Filtering search results

You can fine-tune your search results using the filters that appear in the left-hand menu after searching any term. These filters are dynamic and will only display options specific to your search term, for example, only registration authorities relating to your search term will be displayed. You can use multiple filters at once.

Some of the filters change depending on your role within METEOR. If you are using METEOR without an account, you can search on metadata item type, public registration statuses, METEOR ID, and registration authority. You are also able to compare two items.

If you are using METEOR without an account, you will not be able to save bookmarks for items you’re interested in. There are also some non-public registration statuses that you won’t be able to see.

If you wish to save bookmarks, you can sign up for a free METEOR account easily, just follow the Sign up now prompts after clicking on the Sign In button. If you have an account, you will also be able to subscribe to notifications about changes to specific items in METEOR.

If you are logged in to METEOR as a metadata developer, or any other official role, there are some additional search options. You will be able to restrict your search to the full range of registration status options, including non-public statuses. You will also be able to save bookmarks and subscribe to notifications about changes to items.

Each search result has a small ‘hamburger’ icon on the right . This gives you download links for the metadata item as a PDF or a Word document.


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Address—Australian postcode, Australian postcode code (Postcode datafile) {NNNN}

429894 | Data Element
The Australian numeric descriptor for a postal delivery area for an address.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, WA Health, Commonwealth Department of Health, Disability, Children and Families
Superseded: Early Childhood, Health, Homelessness, Indigenous
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)
Qualified: Youth Justice

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 address, text X[X(1099)]

452649 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An electronic internet contact address, used for communication purposes, as represented by text.
Standard: Community Services (retired)
Superseded: Indigenous, Disability

AUDIT-C result code N

585196 | Value Domain | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)
A code set identifying the AUDIT-C result
Standard: Health
Superseded: Indigenous

Australian postcode code (Postcode datafile) {NNNN}

463806 | Value Domain
The Postcode datafile code set representing Australian postcodes as defined by Australia Post.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, WA Health, Commonwealth Department of Health, Disability
Superseded: Early Childhood, Health, Homelessness, Indigenous, Children and Families
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Australian postcode code (Postcode datafile) {NNNN}

287222 | Value Domain
The Postcode datafile code set representing Australian postcodes as defined by Australia Post.
Superseded: Health, Community Services (retired), Early Childhood, Indigenous
Standard: Housing assistance, Homelessness

Australian state/territory code N

304682 | Value Domain
The code set representing Australian states and territories.
Superseded: Health, Children and Families, Indigenous
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Homelessness
Recorded: Commonwealth Department of Health

Australian state/territory identifier

269056 | Property
An identifier of the Australian state or territory.
Superseded: Health, Indigenous, Children and Families
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Homelessness, Commonwealth Department of Health, WA Health, Disability

Birth status code N

695434 | Value Domain
A code set representing status at birth.
Superseded: Health, Indigenous
Standard: Tasmanian Health

Birthweight

696092 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The weight as recorded at birth.
Superseded: Health, Indigenous
Standard: Tasmanian Health

Client

268969 | Object Class | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A person, group or organisation eligible to receive services either directly or indirectly from an agency.
Superseded: Health, Housing assistance, Homelessness, Indigenous, Disability
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Electronic communication medium code N

287515 | Value Domain
A codeset representing the type of communication mechanism.
Superseded: Health, Indigenous
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Estimated duration

379592 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The period of time during which something continues.
Standard: Health, WA Health, Tasmanian Health
Superseded: Indigenous

Geographic indicator

327306 | Glossary Item
A classification scheme that divides an area into mutually exclusive sub-areas based on geographic location. Some geographic indicators are: Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC, ABS cat. no. 1216.0, effective up until 1 July 2011) Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS, ABS cat. nos. 1270.0.55.001 to 1270.0.55.005, effective from 1 July 2011) administrative regions electorates Accessibility/Remoteness Index of Australia (ARIA) Rural, Remote and Metropolitan Area...
Superseded: Health, Indigenous, Children and Families
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Homelessness, Early Childhood, Commonwealth Department of Health, Disability, Tasmanian Health

Live birth

327248 | Glossary Item | National Perinatal Data Development Committee, National Perinatal Data Advisory Committee.
A live birth is defined by the World Health Organization to be the complete expulsion or extraction from the mother of a baby, irrespective of the duration of the pregnancy, which, after such separation, breathes or shows any other evidence of life, such as beating of the heart, pulsation of the umbilical cord, or definite movement of the voluntary muscles, whether or not the umbilical cord has been cut or the placenta is attached. Each product of such a birth is considered live born.
Superseded: Health, Indigenous
Standard: Tasmanian Health

Person (address)—electronic communication address

287454 | Data Element Concept
A unique combination of characters used as input to electronic communication equipment for the purpose of contacting a person.
Superseded: Health, Indigenous
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Person—AUDIT-C result, code N

585194 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A person's AUDIT-C test result, as represented by a code.
Standard: Health
Superseded: Indigenous

Person—Indigenous status

269618 | Data Element Concept
Indigenous Status is a measure of whether a person identifies as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin. This is in accord with the first two of three components of the Commonwealth definition.
Superseded: Health, Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Homelessness, Tasmanian Health, Indigenous, Disability
Standard: Community Services (retired), Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, WA Health, Children and Families
Recorded: Commonwealth Department of Health

Person—Indigenous status, code N

291036 | Data Element
Whether a person identifies as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin, as represented by a code. This is in accord with the first two of three components of the Commonwealth definition.
Superseded: Health, Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Homelessness, Tasmanian Health, Indigenous, Disability, Children and Families
Standard: Community Services (retired), WA Health, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
Recorded: Commonwealth Department of Health

Person—regular client indicator, yes/no code N

436639 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)
An indicator of whether a person is a regular client of an organisation or agency, as represented by a code.
Superseded: Health, Indigenous
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Person—sex

269716 | Data Element Concept
Sex is the biological distinction between male and female. Where there is an inconsistency between anatomical and chromosomal characteristics, sex is based on anatomical characteristics.
Superseded: Health, Early Childhood, Homelessness, Indigenous, Tasmanian Health
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Commonwealth Department of Health, WA Health, Disability, Children and Families
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)
Qualified: Youth Justice

Person—sex, code N

287316 | Data Element
The biological distinction between male and female, as represented by a code.
Superseded: Health, Early Childhood, Homelessness, Indigenous
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Disability, Children and Families
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)
Recorded: Commonwealth Department of Health
Qualified: Youth Justice

Pregnancy—estimated duration

379595 | Data Element Concept
The estimated duration of a pregnancy on a specified day.
Superseded: Health, Tasmanian Health, Indigenous
Standard: WA Health

Pregnancy—estimated duration of pregnancy at the first antenatal care visit

695399 | Data Element Concept
The estimated duration of a pregnancy on the day of the first antenatal care visit.
Superseded: Health, Indigenous
Standard: Tasmanian Health

Pregnancy—estimated duration of pregnancy at the first antenatal care visit, total completed weeks N[N]

695410 | Data Element | National Perinatal Data Development Committee
The estimated duration of a pregnancy in total completed weeks on the day of the first antenatal care visit.
Superseded: Health, Indigenous
Standard: Tasmanian Health

Product of birth

684793 | Object Class | National Perinatal Data Development Committee
The product of conception that has been completely expelled or extracted from the female, where the product can be a live born or stillborn baby.
Superseded: Health, Indigenous
Standard: Tasmanian Health

Product of birth—birth status

695431 | Data Element Concept
The status of a baby at birth.
Superseded: Health, Indigenous
Standard: Tasmanian Health

Product of birth—birth status, code N

695437 | Data Element | National Perinatal Data Development Committee
The status of a baby at birth, as represented by a code.
Superseded: Health, Indigenous
Standard: Tasmanian Health

Product of birth—birthweight, code N

709560 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)
The first weight of the live born or stillborn baby obtained after birth, or the weight of the neonate or infant on the date admitted if this is different from the date of birth, as represented by a code.
Standard: Health
Superseded: Indigenous

Service provider organisation (address)—address line, text X[X(179)]

290315 | Data Element | Standards Australia
A composite of one or more standard address components, as represented by text.
Superseded: Health, Early Childhood, Housing assistance, Indigenous
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Service provider organisation (address)—electronic communication medium

287511 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A code representing a type of communication mechanism used by an organisation.
Superseded: Health, Indigenous
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Service provider organisation (address)—electronic communication medium, code N

287521 | Data Element | Standards Australia
A type of communication mechanism used by an organisation, as represented by a code.
Superseded: Health, Indigenous
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Service provider organisation (name)—organisation name

288903 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The appellation by which an establishment, agency or organisation is known or called.
Superseded: Health, Community Services (retired), Early Childhood, Indigenous
Standard: Housing assistance

Service provider organisation—Australian state/territory identifier

288139 | Data Element Concept
An identifier of the Australian state or territory where an organisation or agency can be located.
Superseded: Health, Indigenous
Standard: Community Services (retired), Early Childhood, Housing assistance

Service provider organisation—Australian state/territory identifier, code N

289083 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An identifier of the Australian state or territory where an organisation or agency can be located, as represented by a code.
Superseded: Health, Indigenous
Standard: Community Services (retired), Early Childhood, Housing assistance

Sex

269231 | Property
The biological distinction between male and female.
Superseded: Health, Early Childhood, Homelessness, Indigenous, Tasmanian Health
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Commonwealth Department of Health, WA Health, Disability, Children and Families
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)
Qualified: Youth Justice

Sex code N

270807 | Value Domain
A code set representing the biological distinction between male, female and intersex.
Superseded: Health, Early Childhood, Indigenous
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Homelessness, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Disability, Children and Families
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)
Recorded: Commonwealth Department of Health
Qualified: Youth Justice

Stillbirth (fetal death)

482008 | Glossary Item | National Perinatal Data Development Committee
A fetal death prior to the complete expulsion or extraction from its mother of a product of conception of 20 or more completed weeks of gestation or of 400 grams or more birthweight. The death is indicated by the fact that after such separation the fetus does not breathe or show any other evidence of life, such as beating of the heart, pulsation of the umbilical cord, or definite movement of voluntary muscles.
Superseded: Health, Indigenous
Standard: Tasmanian Health

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