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Person (address)—health address line, text X[X(179)]

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termAddress line
Synonymous names:Help on this termAddress line
METeOR identifier:Help on this term270016
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 04/05/2005

Data element concept attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Data element concept:Person (address)—health address line
METeOR identifier:Help on this term269487
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 04/05/2005
Definition:Help on this termThe low level geographical/physical location of a person.
Object class:Help on this termPerson
Property:Help on this termHealth address line

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Standards Australia

Health Data Standards Committee.

Value domain attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Value domain:Text X[X(179)]
METeOR identifier:Help on this term270584
Registration status:Help on this termHousing assistance, Standard 10/05/2019
Health, Standard 01/03/2005
Early Childhood, Standard 21/05/2010
Indigenous, Endorsed 13/03/2015
Community Services (retired), Standard 30/09/2005
ACT Health, Final 02/01/2019
Definition:Help on this termA combination of alphanumeric characters.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termText
Data type:Help on this termString
Format:Help on this termX[X(179)]
Maximum character length:Help on this term180

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

When addressing an Australian location, following are the standard address data elements that may be concatenated in the Address line:

  • Building/complex sub-unit type
  • Building/complex sub-unit number
  • Building/property name
  • Floor/level number
  • Floor/level type
  • House/property number
  • Lot/section number
  • Street name
  • Street type code
  • Street suffix code

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.

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The following concatenation rules should be observed when collecting address lines addressing an Australian location.

  • Building/complex sub-unit type is to be collected in conjunction with Building/complex sub-unit number and vice versa.
  • Floor/level type is to be collected in conjunction with Floor/level number and vice versa.
  • Street name is to be used in conjunction with Street type code and Street suffix code.
  • Street type code is to be used in conjunction with Street name and Street suffix code.
  • Street suffix code is to be used in conjunction with Street name and Street type code.
  • House/property number is to be used in conjunction with Street name.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Standards Australia

Health Data Standards Committee.

Origin:Help on this termAS 5017 Health care client identification

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Supersedes Address line, version 1, DE, NHDD, NHIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (18.1 KB)

Has been superseded by Person (address)—address line, text X[X(179)] Health, Standard 04/05/2005, Community Services (retired), Standard 30/09/2005

Is formed using Person (address)—building/complex sub-unit identifier, [X(7)] Health, Superseded 07/12/2011, Community Services (retired), Superseded 06/02/2012

Is formed using Person (address)—building/complex sub-unit type, code A[AAA] Health, Superseded 05/10/2016, Community Services (retired), Superseded 06/02/2012

Is formed using Person (address)—building/property name, text X[X(29)] Health, Superseded 07/12/2011, Community Services (retired), Superseded 06/02/2012

Is formed using Person (address)—floor/level identifier, [NNNA] Health, Superseded 07/12/2011, Community Services (retired), Superseded 06/02/2012

Is formed using Person (address)—floor/level type, code A[A] Health, Superseded 05/10/2016, Community Services (retired), Superseded 06/02/2012

Is formed using Person (address)—house/property identifier, text X[X(11)] Health, Superseded 07/12/2011, Community Services (retired), Superseded 06/02/2012

Is formed using Person (address)—lot/section identifier, N[X(14)] Health, Superseded 05/10/2016, Community Services (retired), Superseded 06/02/2012

Is formed using Person (address)—street name, text A[A(29)] Health, Superseded 07/12/2011, Community Services (retired), Superseded 06/02/2012

Is formed using Person (address)—street suffix, code A[A] Health, Superseded 05/10/2016, Community Services (retired), Superseded 06/02/2012

Is formed using Person (address)—street type, code A[AAA] Health, Superseded 07/12/2011, Community Services (retired), Superseded 06/02/2012

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Health care client identification Health, Superseded 04/05/2005

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