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Person (address)—suburb/town/locality name, text A[A(49)]

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termSuburb/town/locality name (person)
METeOR identifier:Help on this term287326
Registration status:Help on this termHousing assistance, Superseded 01/05/2013
Health, Superseded 07/12/2011
Early Childhood, Superseded 09/03/2012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Community Services (retired), Superseded 06/02/2012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 full name of the locality contained within the specific address of a person, as represented by text.
Data Element Concept:Person (address)—suburb/town/locality name

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termText
Data type:Help on this termString
Format:Help on this termA[A(49)]
Maximum character length:Help on this term50

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

The suburb/town/locality name may be a town, city, suburb or commonly used location name such as a large agricultural property or Aboriginal community.

This metadata item may be used to describe the location of person. It can be a component of a street or postal address.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics has suggested that a maximum field length of 50 characters should be sufficient to record the vast majority of locality names.

Collection methods:Help on this term

Enter 'Unknown' when the locality name or geographic area for a person or event is not known. Enter 'No fixed address' when a person has no fixed address or is homeless.

Source and reference attributes

Origin:Help on this term

National Health Data Committee

National Community Services Data Committee

Reference documents:Help on this term

AS5017 Health Care Client Identification, 2002, Sydney: Standards Australia

AS4846 Health Care Provider Identification, 2004, Sydney: Standards Australia

Australia Post 2005. Australia Postcode File.

Viewed 12 April, www.auspost.com.au/postcodes

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Has been superseded by Address—suburb/town/locality name, text X[X(45)] Housing assistance, Standard 01/05/2013, Health, Standard 07/12/2011, Early Childhood, Standard 09/03/2012, Homelessness, Standard 01/05/2013, Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 01/09/2016, WA Health, Draft 23/08/2012, Indigenous, Endorsed 13/03/2015, Disability, Standard 13/08/2015, Children and Families, Standard 22/11/2016, Community Services (retired), Standard 06/02/2012, ACT Health, Final 10/08/2018

Is used in the formation of Dwelling—geographic location, remoteness structure code (ASGC 2004) N[N] Housing assistance, Retired 10/02/2006

Is used in the formation of Person (address)—postal delivery point identifier, {N(8)} Health, Superseded 05/10/2016, Community Services (retired), Superseded 06/02/2012

Supersedes Person (address)—suburb/town/locality name, text A[A(49)] Health, Superseded 04/05/2005, Community Services (retired), Superseded 25/08/2005

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
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Child protection and support services (CPSS) - notifications, investigations, and substantiations NMDS (July 2007) Community Services (retired), Superseded 01/05/2008

DSS specific attributes +

Child protection and support services (CPSS) - notifications, investigations, and substantiations NMDS pilot (2008) Community Services (retired), Retired 06/02/2012

DSS specific attributes +

Child protection and support services (CPSS) - out-of-home care NMDS (July 2007) Community Services (retired), Superseded 01/05/2008

DSS specific attributes +

Child protection and support services (CPSS) - out-of-home care NMDS pilot (2008) Community Services (retired), Retired 06/02/2012

DSS specific attributes +

Children's Services NMDS Community Services (retired), Superseded 21/05/2010

DSS specific attributes +

Computer Assisted Telephone Interview demographic module DSS Health, Superseded 03/12/2008

DSS specific attributes +

Computer Assisted Telephone Interview demographic module NBPDS Health, Standard 03/12/2008

DSS specific attributes +

Early Childhood Education and Care: Unit Record Level NMDS 2010 Early Childhood, Superseded 07/06/2011

DSS specific attributes +

Early Childhood Education and Care: Unit Record Level NMDS 2011 Early Childhood, Superseded 09/03/2012

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

DSS specific attributes +

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

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

DSS specific attributes +

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

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

DSS specific attributes +

Juvenile Justice Detention file cluster Community Services (retired), Standard 14/09/2009

DSS specific attributes +

Juvenile Justice NMDS 2007 Community Services (retired), Superseded 19/05/2010

DSS specific attributes +

Registered chiropractic labour force DSS Health, Standard 10/12/2009

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Registered dental and allied dental health professional labour force DSS Health, Standard 10/12/2009

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Registered medical professional labour force DSS Health, Standard 10/12/2009

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Registered midwifery labour force DSS Health, Standard 10/12/2009

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Registered nursing professional labour force DSS Health, Standard 10/12/2009

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Registered optometry labour force DSS Health, Standard 10/12/2009

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Registered osteopathy labour force DSS Health, Standard 10/12/2009

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Registered pharmacy labour force DSS Health, Standard 10/12/2009

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Registered physiotherapy labour force DSS Health, Standard 10/12/2009

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Registered podiatry labour force DSS Health, Standard 10/12/2009

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Registered psychology labour force DSS Health, Standard 10/12/2009

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SAAP Client Collection National Minimum Data Set Community Services (retired), Retired 01/07/2011

DSS specific attributes +

Specialist Homelessness Services NMDS 2011 Housing assistance, Superseded 01/05/2013
Homelessness, Superseded 01/05/2013

DSS specific attributes +

Specialist Homelessness Services NMDS 2012-13 Housing assistance, Superseded 01/05/2013
Homelessness, Superseded 01/05/2013

DSS specific attributes +
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