Address—address line, text X[X(179)]
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Address line|
A composite of one or more standard address components, as represented by text.
|Data Element Concept:||Address—address line|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||180|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
A high-level address component is defined as a broad geographical area that is capable of containing more than one specific physical location. Some examples of a broad geographical area are:
These components of a complete address do not form part of the Address line.
One complete identification/description of a location/site of an address can comprise one or more than one instance of address line. Instances of address lines are commonly identified in electronic information systems as Address-line 1, Address-line 2, etc. The format of data collection is less important than consistent use of conventions in the recording of address data. Hence, address may be collected in an unstructured manner but should ideally be stored in a structured format. Where Address line is collected as a stand-alone item, software may be used to parse the Address line details to separate the sub-components. Multiple Address lines may be recorded as required.
The following concatenation rules should be observed when collecting address lines addressing an Australian location:
Source and reference attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
AS4846:2014 Person and provider identification in healthcare, 2014, Sydney: Standards Australia
|Related metadata references:|
Is formed using Address—address site name, text X[X(49)]
Is formed using Address—building/complex sub-unit type, code AA[AA]
Is formed using Address—floor/level type, code A[AAA]
Is formed using Address—level number, identifier X[XXXX]
Is formed using Address—lot number, identifier X[XXXXX]
Is formed using Address—road name, text X[X(44)]
Is formed using Address—road number 1, road number XXXXXX
Is formed using Address—road suffix, street suffix code A[A]
Is formed using Address—road type, code AA[AA]
Is formed using Address—sub-dwelling unit number, identifier X[X(6)]
Supersedes Service provider organisation (address)—address line, text X[X(179)]
|Implementation in Data Set Specifications:|
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