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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Accuracy indicator

294414 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The level of detail to which recorded information is correct.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Homelessness, Disability

Activity and participation life area

324432 | Property
Life areas in which individuals may participate or undertake activities.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Homelessness, Housing assistance, Disability

Address line

292741 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A composite of one or more standard address components that describes a low level of geographical/physical description of a location.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Early Childhood, Housing assistance, Indigenous

Address site name

429196 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The official place name or culturally accepted name for an address site, including the name of a building, homestead, building complex, agricultural property, park or unbounded address site.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Health, Housing assistance, Indigenous, Disability

Age

269152 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The length of life or existence.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Tasmanian Health, WA Health, Indigenous, Children and Families
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)
Recorded: Commonwealth Department of Health

Australian postcode

269316 | Property | Standards Australia, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The numeric descriptor for a postal delivery area, aligned with locality, suburb or place.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Homelessness, Tasmanian Health, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, WA Health, Commonwealth Department of Health, Indigenous, Disability, Children and Families, Commonwealth Department of Social Services (retired), Youth Justice
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

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

Complex road name

429363 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The name of the road or thoroughfare within a complex.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Health, Housing assistance, Disability

Complex road number 1

429183 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The number, or start number in a ranged address, of the building/dwelling in the road or thoroughfare within a complex.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Health, Housing assistance, Disability

Complex road number 2

429257 | Property | 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

Complex road type

429381 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A descriptor of the class of road or thoroughfare within a complex.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Health, Housing assistance, Disability

Country of birth

269206 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The country in which an individual 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

Date of birth

269318 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The date on which an individual was born.
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)

Episode end date

269252 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The date on which an episode is completed.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Homelessness, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Tasmanian Health, Disability

Episode start date

269253 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The date on which an episode commenced.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Homelessness, Disability, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Children and Families

Family name

269355 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A designation for a family.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Tasmanian Health, Indigenous, WA Health, Disability

First language spoken

269243 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The language first used for oral communication.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Health, Homelessness, Disability

First service contact date

269346 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Date on which the first service contact occurs.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Homelessness, Health, Youth Justice

Geocode latitude

430352 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The angular distance of a point on the earth north or south of the equator measured along a meridian.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Health, Disability

Geocode longitude

430459 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The angular distance of a point on earth east or west of the Greenwich Meridian.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Health, Disability

Geographic remoteness

396537 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The remoteness of a location, based on the physical road distance to the nearest urban centre and its population size.
Superseded: Health
Standard: Housing assistance, Community Services (retired), Commonwealth Department of Health, Disability

Geographic remoteness

697108 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The remoteness of a location, based on the road distance to the nearest urban centre and its population size.
Standard: Health, Housing assistance

Given name

269222 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A designation for an individual within the family group or by which the individual is socially identified.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Tasmanian Health, Indigenous, WA Health, Disability

Government funding identifier

269238 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An 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

Gross capital expenditure

269024 | Property | National minimum data set working parties
Expenditure on the acquisition or enhancement of a non-financial asset.
Standard: Health, Housing assistance

Gross income

269270 | Property
The total income before business and tax deductions are accounted for.
Standard: Health, Housing assistance, Community Services (retired), Disability

Indigenous status

269161 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An indicator of identification as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Homelessness, Tasmanian Health, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, WA Health, Indigenous, Disability, Children and Families, Commonwealth Department of Social Services (retired), Youth Justice
Recorded: Commonwealth Department of Health

Labour force status

269067 | Property
An indicator of participation in paid employment or economic inactivity.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Homelessness, Disability

Letters of family name

349486 | Property
A specific combination of letters selected from a family name (surname).
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Homelessness, Health, Disability, Children and Families, Youth Justice

Letters of given name

314125 | Property
A specific combination of letters selected from a person's first name.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Homelessness, Health, Disability, Children and Families, Youth Justice

Level number

429053 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The number used to distinguish the floor or level of a multi-storey building/sub-complex.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Health, Housing assistance, Disability

Linkage key

349889 | Property
A key that enables the bringing together of two or more things.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Homelessness, Health, Disability

Living arrangement

269314 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An arrangement of living alone or with others.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Homelessness, Disability

Location descriptor

430298 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A description of the position of a particular location relative to another physical site.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Health, Disability

Lot number

429529 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The number given to a property for subdivision administration purposes prior to road numbering.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Health, Disability

Main language other than English spoken at home

269176 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The primary language spoken at home, excluding English.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Homelessness, Disability, Children and Families

Marital status

269101 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An indicator of involvement in a couple relationship or marriage.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Tasmanian Health, WA Health, Disability, Children and Families, Commonwealth Department of Social Services (retired)
Qualified: Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

Need for assistance with activities in a life area

324428 | Property
The need for personal assistance and/or supervision to perform tasks and actions in a life area.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Homelessness, Housing assistance, Disability

Occupation

269099 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A descriptor of the class of job based on similarities in the tasks undertaken.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Disability

Organisation identifier

269367 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A sequence of characters which identify an organisation.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Homelessness, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, WA Health, Disability, Tasmanian Health
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Organisation name

288901 | Property | Standards Australia
The appellation by which an establishment, agency or organisation is known or called.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Early Childhood, Housing assistance, Indigenous, Disability, Youth Justice
Qualified: Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

Person identifier

269369 | Property | National minimum data set working parties
A sequence of characters which identify a person.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Early Childhood, Indigenous, Tasmanian Health, WA Health, Disability, Children and Families, Youth Justice
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Physical address indicator

428944 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An indicator of whether an address reflects a geographical place.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Health, Disability

Postal delivery number

450751 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An identification number for the channel of postal delivery.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Health, Disability

Postal delivery service type identifier

269381 | Property | Health Data Standards Committee
The specification of the identification of a postal delivery service such as General Post Office Box, Community Mail Bag, etc. to clearly distinguish it from another when applicable.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Disability

Preferred language

269244 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The language most preferred for communication.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Tasmanian Health, Housing assistance, Homelessness

Proficiency in spoken English

269192 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An indicator of the level of skill in speaking English.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Disability, Homelessness

Recurrent expenditure

269132 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Expenditure which does not result in the acquisition or enhancement of an asset.
Standard: Health, Housing assistance

Referral source

269061 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A person or organisation from which a person or group of people is referred.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Homelessness, Indigenous, WA Health

Revenue

358088 | Property | Health Expenditure Advisory Committee
Revenue is income that arises in the course of ordinary activities of an entity and is referred to by a variety of names including sales, fees, interest, dividends and royalties.
Standard: Health, Housing assistance

Revenue

269142 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A transaction or event that increases net worth.
Superseded: Health
Standard: Housing assistance

Road name

429740 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The name given to a road or thoroughfare.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Health, Housing assistance, Indigenous, Disability

Road number 1

429548 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The number, or start number in a ranged address, of the building/dwelling in the road or thoroughfare.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Health, Housing assistance, Disability, Indigenous

Road number 2

429588 | Property | 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

Road type

429752 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An identifier used to distinguish a type of road or thoroughfare.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Health, Housing assistance, Indigenous, Disability

Secondary complex name

429399 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The name associated with a building or area within a complex site.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Health, Housing assistance, Disability

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

Sub-dwelling unit number

429006 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A number used to distinguish a location within a building/sub-complex or marina.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Health, Housing assistance, Indigenous, Disability

Suburb/town/locality name

269335 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The full name of the general locality containing the specific address.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Homelessness, Tasmanian Health, WA Health, Indigenous, Disability, Children and Families, Youth Justice

Year of first arrival in Australia

269050 | Property | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The calendar year in which an individual first arrived in Australia.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Homelessness, Disability

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