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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 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 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 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—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 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—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—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—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

Date—accuracy indicator

294418 | Data Element Concept
An indicator of the accuracy of the components of a reported date.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Homelessness, Disability

Identifier—identifier status

466245 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The status of an identifier that is used to establish the identity of an entity.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Disability, Health

Organisation—organisation name

453802 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The full title of an organisation's name by which it trades or is recognised.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Early Childhood, Health, Indigenous, Disability, Youth Justice

Person (name)—name suffix

269707 | Data Element Concept
Additional term following a person's name used to identify a person when addressing them by name, whether by mail, by phone, or in person.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Disability

Person—activity and participation life area

324435 | Data Element Concept
The life area in which a person may participate or undertake activities.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Homelessness, Housing assistance, Disability

Person—area of usual residence

269542 | Data Element Concept
Geographical location of usual residence of the person.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Early Childhood, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, WA Health, Disability, Tasmanian Health, Commonwealth Department of Social Services (retired)

Person—body function

320234 | Data Element Concept
The physiological or psychological function of a person's body system.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Disability

Person—body structure

320246 | Data Element Concept
An anatomical part of a person's body such as organs, limbs or their components.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Disability

Person—country of birth

269686 | Data Element Concept
The country in which the person was born.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Homelessness, Tasmanian Health, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, WA Health, Disability, Commonwealth Department of Social Services (retired), Youth Justice

Person—date of birth

269565 | Data Element Concept
The date of birth of the person.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Homelessness, Tasmanian Health, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Indigenous, Commonwealth Department of Health, WA Health, 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

Person—education participation restriction indicator

520895 | Data Element Concept
An indicator of whether a person's ability to participate in schooling or training is limited in any way.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Disability, Health

Person—employment participation restriction indicator

520925 | Data Element Concept
An indicator of whether a person's ability to participate in employment is restricted.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Disability, Health

Person—environmental factor

320225 | Data Element Concept
The physical, social and attitudinal environment in which people live and conduct their lives.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Disability

Person—extent of environmental factor influence

320230 | Data Element Concept
The degree to which specified environmental factors influence the body function or structure, the activity or participation of a person.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Disability

Person—extent of impairment of body function

320242 | Data Element Concept
A person's degree of impairment in a specified body function.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Disability

Person—extent of impairment of body structure

320254 | Data Element Concept
A person's degree of impairment in a specified body structure.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Disability

Person—extent of participation in a life area

324447 | Data Element Concept
A person's degree of participation in a life area.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Disability

Person—first language spoken

269743 | Data Element Concept
The language the person identifies, or remembers, as being the first language that they could understand to the extent of being able to conduct a conversation.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Health, Disability
Superseded: Homelessness

Person—labour force status

269466 | Data Element Concept
The self reported status the person currently has in being either in the labour force (employed/unemployed) or not in the labour force. The categories are determined by a person's status in relation to current economic activity (which is measured by their activities in relation to work in a specified reference period).
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Homelessness, Disability

Person—letters of family name

349493 | Data Element Concept
A specific combination of letters selected from the person's family name (surname).
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Homelessness, Health, Disability, Children and Families, Youth Justice

Person—letters of given name

349491 | Data Element Concept
A specific combination of letters selected from the person's first name (given name).
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Homelessness, Health, Disability, Children and Families, Youth Justice

Person—level of difficulty with activities in a life area

320309 | Data Element Concept
The ease by which a person is able to perform tasks and actions in a life area.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Disability, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

Person—level of highest non-school qualification

398758 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The highest non-school qualification attained by a person.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Disability

Person—level of satisfaction with participation in a life area

324439 | Data Element Concept
A person's level of satisfaction with their involvement in a life area, in relation to their current life goals.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Disability

Person—living arrangement

269813 | Data Element Concept
Whether a person usually resides alone or with others.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Homelessness, Disability

Person—location of impairment of body structure

320266 | Data Element Concept
The site of impairment in a person's specified body structure.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Disability

Person—main language other than English spoken at home

269642 | Data Element Concept
The language reported by a person as the main language other than English spoken by that person in his/her home (or most recent private residential setting occupied by the person) to communicate with other residents of the home or setting and regular visitors.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Homelessness, Disability, Children and Families

Person—marital status

269533 | Data Element Concept
A person's current relationship status in terms of a couple relationship or, for those not in a couple relationship, the existence of a current or previous registered marriage.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Tasmanian Health, WA Health, Disability, Commonwealth Department of Social Services (retired)
Qualified: Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

Person—nature of impairment of body structure

320278 | Data Element Concept
The qualitative or quantitative change to the characteristics of a person's body structure compared with accepted population standards.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Disability

Person—need for assistance with activities in a life area

324423 | Data Element Concept
The personal assistance and/or supervision a person needs to perform tasks and actions in a life area.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Homelessness, Housing assistance, Disability

Person—non-school qualification indicator

376005 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An indicator of whether a person has attained a non-school qualification.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Disability

Person—occupation (main)

354486 | Data Element Concept
The job in which the person is principally engaged.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Disability

Person—person identifier

287172 | Data Element Concept
Person identifier unique within an establishment or agency.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Early Childhood, Indigenous, Tasmanian Health, WA Health, Disability, Children and Families, Youth Justice
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Person—proficiency in spoken English

269667 | Data Element Concept
A person's self-assessed level of ability to speak English.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Disability, Homelessness

Person—year of first arrival in Australia

269447 | Data Element Concept
The year a person (born outside of Australia) first arrived in Australia, from another country, with the intention of staying in Australia for one year or more.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Homelessness, Disability

Record—linkage key

349891 | Data Element Concept
A key that enables the bringing together of two or more records that are believed to belong to the same individual.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Homelessness, Health, Disability

Service provider organisation—feedback collection indicator

290392 | Data Element Concept
An indicator of whether feedback relating to services and service delivery is actively and routinely collected from clients and/or staff within a service provider organisation's workforce.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Disability

Service provider organisation—number of clients

342646 | Data Element Concept
The number of clients receiving services or care from an agency or organisation.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Health, Indigenous, Disability

Service provider organisation—number of service operation days

269805 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The actual number of days during a specified period that the agency is usually open for the provision of services.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Health, Disability, Indigenous

Service provider organisation—number of service operation hours

269806 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The actual number of hours during a specified period that the agency is open for the provision of service.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Health, Disability, Indigenous

Service provider organisation—number of service operation weeks

269807 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The actual number of weeks during a specified period that the agency is open for the provision of service.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Health, Disability, Indigenous
Superseded: Early Childhood

Service provider organisation—standards assessment indicator

356461 | Data Element Concept
An indicator of whether a service provider organisation routinely undertakes or undergoes formal assessment against defined industry standards.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Disability, Indigenous

Service provider organisation—standards assessment level

359014 | Data Element Concept
The level of assessment undertaken or undergone by a service provider organisation against relevant industry standards.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Disability, Indigenous

Service provider organisation—standards assessment method

287997 | Data Element Concept
The method used by a service provider organisation to undertake or undergo formal assessment against defined industry standards.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Disability

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