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Superseded: Early Childhood, Health, Homelessness, Indigenous, Youth Justice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

Address—Australian state/territory identifier, code AA[A]

430134 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An identifier of the state or territory of an address, as represented by a code.
Standard: Community Services (retired), WA Health, Disability, Aged Care
Superseded: Health, Early Childhood

Address—statistical area, level 1 (SA1) code (ASGS 2011) N(11)

457287 | Data Element
A designated region representing the smallest unit for the release of Census data used for describing a location, as represented by a code.
Superseded: Early Childhood, Health
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Address—statistical area, level 2 (SA2) code (ASGS 2011) N(9)

457289 | Data Element
A designated region describing location and contact details that represents a medium-sized area built from a number of Statistical areas level 1 (SA1s), as represented by a code. The aim is to represent a community that interacts together socially and economically.
Superseded: Health, Children and Families
Standard: Community Services (retired), Disability

Client—injecting drug use status, code N

270113 | Data Element | Intergovernmental Committee on Drugs National Minimum Data Set Working Group
The client's use of injection as a method of administering drugs, as represented by a code.
Superseded: Health
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Client—method of drug use (principal drug of concern), code N

270111 | Data Element | Intergovernmental Committee on Drugs National Minimum Data Set Working Group
The client's self-reported usual method of administering the principal drug of concern, as represented by a code.
Superseded: Health
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Person (address)—country identifier, code (SACC 2011) NNNN

459971 | Data Element
The country component of the address of a person, as represented by a code.
Standard: Community Services (retired)
Superseded: Health

Person (address)—electronic communication medium, code N

287519 | Data Element | Standards Australia
A type of communication mechanism used by a person, as represented by a code.
Superseded: Health
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Person (address)—international postcode, text X[X(9)]

288985 | Data Element | Standards Australia
The code for a postal delivery area, aligned with locality, suburb or place for the address of a person, as defined by the postal service of a country other than Australia, as represented by text.
Superseded: Health
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Person (name)—given name sequence number, code N

287595 | Data Element | Standards Australia
The numerical order of the given names or initials of a person, as represented by a code.
Superseded: Health
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Person (name)—name conditional use flag, code N

287101 | Data Element | Standards Australia
An indicator of specific conditions that may be applied to an individual's name, as represented by a code.
Superseded: Health
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Person (name)—name suffix sequence number, code N

288226 | Data Element | Standards Australia
The numeric order of any additional terms used at the conclusion of a name, as represented by a code.
Superseded: Health
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Person (name)—name title sequence number, code N

288263 | Data Element | Standards Australia
The numeric order of an honorific form of address commencing a person's name, as represented by a code.
Superseded: Health
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Person—area of usual residence, statistical area level 2 (SA2) code (ASGS 2011) N(9)

469909 | Data Element
The geographical region in which a person or group of people usually reside, as represented by a code.
Superseded: Health, Tasmanian Health, Early Childhood
Standard: Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Community Services (retired), WA Health, Disability

Person—Australian state/territory identifier, code N

286919 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The Australian state or territory where a person can be located, as represented by a code.
Superseded: Health, Children and Families, Youth Justice
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Homelessness

Person—blow to the head indicator, yes/no/not stated/inadequately described code N

358833 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An indicator of whether a person has ever received a blow to the head resulting in a loss of consciousness, as represented by a code.
Superseded: Health
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Person—country of birth, code (SACC 2011) NNNN

459973 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The country in which the person was born, as represented by a code.
Superseded: Health, Homelessness, Tasmanian Health, Youth Justice
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, WA Health, Disability

Person—date of death, DDMMYYYY

287305 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The date of death of the person, expressed as DDMMYYYY.
Superseded: Health
Standard: Community Services (retired), WA Health, Disability

Person—highest year of school completed, code N

375998 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The highest level of schooling that a person has completed, as represented by a code.
Superseded: Health
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Person—Indigenous status, code N

291036 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
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, Youth Justice
Standard: Community Services (retired), WA Health, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

Person—informal carer existence indicator, code N

320939 | Data Element
Whether a person has an informal carer, as represented by a code.
Superseded: Health, Disability
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Person—labour force status, code N

270112 | Data Element
The self reported status the person currently has in being either in the labour force (employed/unemployed) or not in the labour force, as represented by a code.
Superseded: Health, Homelessness, Disability
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance

Person—letters of given and family name, text XXXXX

385444 | Data Element
The combination of 2nd, 3rd and 5th letters of a person's legal family name and the 2nd and 3rd letters of a person's legal first given name.
Standard: Community Services (retired)
Superseded: Health

Person—level of highest non-school qualification, code N

398769 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The highest non-school qualification attained by a person, as represented by a code.
Superseded: Health
Standard: Community Services (retired), Disability

Person—main language other than English spoken at home, code (ASCL 2011) NN{NN}

460125 | Data Element
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, as represented by a code.
Superseded: Health, Homelessness, Children and Families
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Disability

Person—marital status, code N

291045 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
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, as represented by a code.
Superseded: Health
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Disability
Qualified: Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

Person—medication for mental health disorder indicator, yes/no code N

376081 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A self-reported indicator of whether a person is currently taking a legally prescribed medication for a mental health disorder, including drug and alcohol abuse, as represented by a code.
Superseded: Health
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Person—mental health disorder indicator, yes/no code N

376074 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A self-reported indicator of whether a person has ever been told by a doctor, psychiatrist, psychologist or mental health nurse that they suffer from a mental health disorder (including drug and alcohol abuse), as represented by a code.
Superseded: Health
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Person—mother’s original family name, text X[X(39)]

270262 | Data Element | Standards Australia
The original family name of the person’s mother as reported by the person, as represented by text.
Superseded: Health
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Person—preferred language, code (ASCL 2011) NN{NN}

460123 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The language (including sign language) most preferred by the person for communication, as represented by a code.
Superseded: Health, Homelessness, Tasmanian Health
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance

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—self-harm ideation in the last 12 months, yes/no/not stated/inadequately described code N

358880 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An indicator of whether a person has had thoughts, in the last 12 months, of inflicting harm upon themself, as represented by a code.
Superseded: Health
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Person—self-harm indicator, yes/no code N

358878 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An indicator of whether a person has ever deliberately inflicted physical harm upon themself, as represented by a code.
Superseded: Health
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Person—sex, code N

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

Person—substance used illicitly indicator, yes/no/not stated/inadequately described code N

365254 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An indicator of whether a person has used a substance in an illicit manner, as represented by a code.
Superseded: Health
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Person—transgender indicator, code N

375985 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An indicator of whether a person identifies as transgender or is currently undergoing gender reassignment, as represented by a code.
Superseded: Health
Standard: Community Services (retired)

Record—linkage key, code 581 XXXXXDDMMYYYYN

349895 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.
A key that enables two or more records belonging to the same individual to be brought together. It is represented by a code consisting of the second, third and fifth characters of a person’s family name, the second and third letters of the person’s given name, the day, month and year when the person was born and the sex of the person, concatenated in that order.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Disability
Superseded: Homelessness, Health

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, 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 (address)—international postcode, text X[X(9)]

288987 | Data Element | Standards Australia
The code for a postal delivery area, aligned with locality, suburb or place for the address of an organisation, as defined by the postal service of a country other than Australia.
Superseded: Health
Standard: Community Services (retired)

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

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