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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—Australian postcode

429892 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
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)

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 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—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 | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
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

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—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

Client—consent indicator

338735 | Data Element Concept
Whether the client has provided consent for personal information to be recorded by the agency.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Indigenous
Superseded: Homelessness

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 (employed)—education field of highest relevant qualification

391015 | Data Element Concept
The field of education in which a person has attained their highest qualification relevant to their employment or occupation.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Early Childhood, Indigenous

Person (employed)—level of highest qualification in employment field

390958 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The highest level of qualification a person has attained in a field related to their employment or occupation.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Early Childhood, Indigenous

Person (name)—family name

269711 | Data Element Concept
That part of a name a person usually has in common with some other members of his/her family, as distinguished from his/her given names.
Superseded: Health
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Tasmanian Health, Indigenous, WA Health, Disability

Person (name)—given name

269709 | Data Element Concept
The person's identifying name(s) within the family group or by which the person is socially identified.
Superseded: Health
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Tasmanian Health, Indigenous, WA Health, Disability

Person (name)—name title

269708 | Data Element Concept
An honorific form of address, commencing a name, used when addressing a person by name, whether by mail, by phone, or in person.
Superseded: Health
Standard: Community Services (retired), Indigenous, Disability, Tasmanian Health

Person—age

290402 | Data Element Concept
The age of the person.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Tasmanian Health, WA Health, Indigenous, Children and Families
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Person—age range

290496 | Data Element Concept
The age range that best accommodates a person’s completed age in years
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Indigenous

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)

Person—government funding identifier

269395 | Data Element Concept
A personal identifier allocated by a government department for the purpose of identifying those eligible for specific services.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Homelessness, Tasmanian Health, Indigenous, WA Health

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—regular client indicator

436653 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)
An indicator of whether a person is a regular client of an organisation or agency.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Indigenous

Referral—referral source

297450 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The person or agency responsible for the referral of a client to an agency.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Homelessness, Indigenous, WA Health

Service provider organisation (address)—address line

290303 | Data Element Concept
A composite of one or more standard address components that describes a low level of geographical/physical description of a location that, used in conjunction with the other high-level address components i.e. Suburb/town/locality, Postcode—Australian, Australian state/territory, and Country, forms a complete geographical/physical address of an organisation.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Early Childhood, Indigenous

Service provider organisation—day of operation

315113 | Data Element Concept
The day of the week an agency or organisation is open for the provision of service.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Health, Indigenous

Service provider organisation—full-time equivalent staff

269635 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The aggregate full time equivalent staff units. Full-time equivalent staff units are the on-job hours of any type, divided by the ordinary time hours normally worked for a full-time staff member.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Indigenous

Service provider organisation—full-time equivalent staff

269634 | Data Element Concept | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The aggregate full-time equivalent staff units for all paid staff. Full-time equivalent staff units are the on-job hours paid for (including overtime) and hours of paid leave of any type for a staff member (or contract employee where applicable) divided by the number of ordinary-time hours normally paid for a full-time staff member when on the job (or contract employee where applicable).
Standard: Community Services (retired), Health, Indigenous

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—service activity type

357094 | Data Element Concept
The type of service available or provided by a service provider organisation.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Early Childhood, Indigenous, Disability

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—waiting list

462536 | Data Element Concept
A service provider organisation's record or list of applicants waiting for the provision of services.
Standard: Housing assistance, Community Services (retired), Indigenous

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