Australian Government: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare METeOR Home Page

Person (address)—Australian postcode

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element Concept
METeOR identifier:Help on this term269894
Registration status:Help on this termHousing assistance, Standard 10/02/2006
Health, Superseded 07/12/2011
Early Childhood, Superseded 09/03/2012
Homelessness, Standard 23/08/2010
Community Services (retired), Superseded 06/02/2012
Definition:Help on this termThe numeric descriptor for a postal delivery area, aligned with locality, suburb or place for the address of a person.
Context:Help on this termPostcode is an important part of a person's postal address and facilitates written communication. It is one of a number of geographic identifiers that can be used to determine a geographic location. Postcode may assist with uniquely identifying a person.

Object Class attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Object class:Person
Definition:Help on this term

A human being.

Collection and usage attributes

Comments:Help on this term

Prior to 13 March 2018, the definition of the ‘Person’ Object class was ‘A human being, whether man, woman or child’. From 13 March 2018, the definition was edited by removing the words ‘…whether man, woman or child’ so that a person is defined as ‘A human being’. This amendment was undertaken to align the definition of a person with the Australian Government Guidelines on the Recognition of Sex and Gender and the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Standard for Sex and Gender Variables, which recognise that there are sex and gender types that are not exclusively male or female.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Origin:Help on this term

Macquarie University 2003. The Macquarie Dictionary 3rd ed. Sydney: The Macquarie Library Pty. Ltd

Reference documents:Help on this term

Attorney-General's Department 2015. Australian Government Guidelines on the Recognition of Sex and Gender. Viewed 26 July 2016, https://www.ag.gov.au/Publications/Pages/
AustralianGovernmentGuidelines
ontheRecognitionofSexandGender.aspx

ABS (Australian Bureau of Statistics) 2016. Standard for Sex and Gender Variables, 2016. ABS Cat. no. 1200.0.55.012. Canberra: ABS. Viewed 26 July 2016, http://abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/
Lookup/1200.0.55.012
Main+Features12016?OpenDocument

Property attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Property:Australian postcode
Definition:Help on this termThe numeric descriptor for a postal delivery area, aligned with locality, suburb or place.
Context:Help on this termPostcode is an important part of a postal address and facilitates written communication. It is one of a number of geographic identifiers that can be used to determine a geographic location.
Property group:Help on this termLocation characteristics

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Standards Australia

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Data element concept attributes

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Has been superseded by Address—Australian postcode Housing assistance, Standard 02/05/2013, Health, Standard 07/12/2011, Early Childhood, Standard 09/03/2012, Homelessness, Standard 02/05/2013, Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 01/09/2016, WA Health, Endorsed 06/03/2014, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 31/10/2012, Indigenous, Endorsed 13/03/2015, Commonwealth Department of Health, Standard 14/10/2015, Disability, Standard 07/10/2014, Children and Families, Standard 22/11/2016, Community Services (retired), Standard 06/02/2012, Commonwealth Department of Social Services, Standard 20/06/2018, National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016, ACT Health, Final 19/07/2018

Data Elements implementing this Data Element Concept:Help on this term

Person (address)—Australian postcode (Postcode datafile), code NNN[N] Health, Superseded 04/05/2005
Community Services (retired), Superseded 25/08/2005

Person (address)—Australian postcode, code (Postcode datafile) {NNNN} Housing assistance, Superseded 30/05/2013
Health, Superseded 07/12/2011
Early Childhood, Superseded 09/03/2012
Homelessness, Superseded 30/05/2013
Community Services (retired), Superseded 06/02/2012

My items Help on this term
Download Help on this term