Service provider organisation (address)—Australian postcode, code (Postcode datafile) {NNNN}

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Postcode—Australian (service provider organisation)
METeOR identifier:290064
Registration status:Housing assistance, Superseded 01/05/2013
Health, Superseded 07/12/2011
Early Childhood, Superseded 09/03/2012
Tasmanian Health, Proposed 30/09/2011
Community Services (retired), Superseded 06/02/2012
Definition:The numeric descriptor for a postal delivery area, aligned with locality, suburb or place for the address of an organisation, as represented by a code.

Data element concept attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Data element concept:Service provider organisation (address)—Australian postcode
METeOR identifier:290062
Registration status:Housing assistance, Candidate 19/10/2012
Health, Superseded 07/12/2011
Early Childhood, Superseded 09/03/2012
Community Services (retired), Superseded 06/02/2012
Definition:The numeric descriptor for a postal delivery area, aligned with locality, suburb or place for the address of an organisation.
Context:Postcode is an important part of an organisation'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 an organisation.
Object class:Service provider organisation
Property:Australian postcode

Value domain attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Value domain:Australian postcode code (Postcode datafile) {NNNN}
METeOR identifier:287222
Registration status:Housing assistance, Standard 10/02/2006
Health, Superseded 07/12/2011
Early Childhood, Superseded 09/03/2012
Homelessness, Standard 23/08/2010
Indigenous, Archived 13/03/2015
Community Services (retired), Superseded 06/02/2012
Definition:The Postcode datafile code set representing Australian postcodes as defined by Australia Post.
Classification Scheme:Postcode datafile

Representational attributes

Representation class:Code
Data type:Number
Format:{NNNN}
Maximum character length:4

Collection and usage attributes

Comments:

Postcode - Australian may be used in the analysis of data on a geographical basis, which involves a conversion from postcodes to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) postal areas. This conversion results in some inaccuracy of information. However, in some data sets postcode is the only geographic identifier, therefore the use of other more accurate indicators (e.g. Statistical Local Area (SLA)) is not always possible.

When dealing with aggregate data, postal areas, converted from postcodes, can be mapped to Australian Standard Geographical Classification codes using an ABS concordance, for example to determine SLAs. It should be noted that such concordances should not be used to determine the SLA of any individual's postcode. Where individual street addresses are available, these can be mapped to ASGC codes (e.g. SLAs).

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Collection methods:May be collected as part of Address line or separately. Postal addresses may be different from where a service is actually located.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Standards Australia
Origin:

National Health Data Committee

National Community Services Data Committee

Australia Post Postcode book. Reference through:

http://www1.auspost.com.au/postcodes/

Reference documents:AS5017 Health Care Client Identification, 2002, Sydney: Standards Australia
AS4846 Health Care Provider Identification, 2004, Sydney: Standards Australia

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Has been superseded by Address—Australian postcode, Australian postcode code (Postcode datafile - Tasmanian variation) {NNNN} Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 01/09/2016

Has been superseded by Address—Australian postcode, Australian postcode code (Postcode datafile) {NNNN} Housing assistance, Standard 01/05/2013, Health, Superseded 05/10/2016, Early Childhood, Superseded 24/07/2018, Homelessness, Superseded 10/08/2018, Tasmanian Health, Final 30/06/2014, WA Health, Endorsed 04/03/2014, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 31/10/2012, Indigenous, Archived 27/02/2018, 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, National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016

Supersedes Housing assistance agency—Australian postcode code (Postcode datafile) {NNNN} Housing assistance, Superseded 01/05/2013

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:
All attributes +

Commonwealth State/Territory Disability Agreement NMDS (July 2008) Community Services (retired), Superseded 11/11/2009

DSS specific attributes +

Commonwealth State/Territory Disability Agreement NMDS - 1 July 2006 Community Services (retired), Superseded 14/12/2008

DSS specific attributes +

Disability Services NMDS 2009-10 Community Services (retired), Superseded 15/12/2011

DSS specific attributes +

Disability Services NMDS 2010-11 Community Services (retired), Superseded 15/12/2011

DSS specific attributes +

Disability Services NMDS 2011-12 Community Services (retired), Superseded 13/03/2013

DSS specific attributes +

Early Childhood Education and Care: Aggregate NMDS 2010 Early Childhood, Superseded 07/06/2011

DSS specific attributes +

Early Childhood Education and Care: Aggregate NMDS 2011 Early Childhood, Superseded 09/03/2012

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

DSS specific attributes +

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

Indigenous primary health care DSS 2012-14 Health, Superseded 21/11/2013
Indigenous, Archived 21/11/2013

DSS specific attributes +

Indigenous primary health care DSS 2014-15 Health, Superseded 13/03/2015
Indigenous, Archived 13/03/2015

DSS specific attributes +

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

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 +

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

DSS specific attributes +

Service provider organisation address details cluster Housing assistance, Superseded 01/05/2013

DSS specific attributes +

Service provider organisation cluster (Mainstream community housing) Housing assistance, Superseded 01/05/2013

Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA) cluster Health, Recorded 28/04/2010
Early Childhood, Superseded 07/06/2011
Community Services (retired), Superseded 07/06/2011

Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA) cluster 2010 Early Childhood, Superseded 09/03/2012
Community Services (retired), Superseded 09/03/2012