Person (address)—lot/section identifier, N[X(14)]

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Lot/section number (person)
Synonymous names:Australian lot number, section, allotment
METeOR identifier:270031
Registration status:Health, Superseded 05/10/2016
Community Services (retired), Superseded 06/02/2012
Definition:The unique identifier for the lot/section of the location where a person resides.
Data Element Concept:Person (address)—lot/section identifier

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Identifier
Data type:String
Format:N[X(14)]
Maximum character length:15

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

This standard is suitable for postal purposes as well as the physical identification of addresses.

A lot number shall be used only when a street number has not been specifically allocated or is not readily identifiable with the property.

For identification purposes, the word 'Lot' or 'Section' should precede the lot number and be separated by a space.

Examples are as follows:

Section 123456

Lot 716

Lot 534A

Lot 17 Jones Street

Collection methods:The lot/section number is positioned before the Street name and type, located in the same line containing the Street name.
Comments:Lot/section numbers are generally used only until an area has been developed.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Origin:AS 4590 Interchange of client information, Australia Post Address Presentation Standard
Reference documents:AS4846 Health Care Provider Identification, 2006, Sydney: Standards Australia

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Has been superseded by Address—lot number, identifier X[XXXXX] Housing assistance, Standard 01/05/2013, Health, Standard 05/10/2016, Disability, Standard 13/08/2015, Community Services (retired), Standard 06/02/2012

Supersedes Lot/section number, version 1, DE, NHDD, NHIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (14.3 KB)

Is used in the formation of Person (address)—address line, text X[X(179)] Health, Standard 04/05/2005, Community Services (retired), Standard 30/09/2005

Is used in the formation of Person (address)—health address line, text X[X(179)] Health, Superseded 04/05/2005

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:

Health care client identification DSS Health, Superseded 03/12/2008

Health care client identification DSS Health, Retired 20/03/2013

Health care provider identification DSS Health, Superseded 04/07/2007

Health care provider identification DSS Health, Superseded 03/12/2008

Health care provider identification DSS Health, Retired 20/03/2013