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Dwelling—Australian postcode code (Postcode datafile) {NNNN}

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termDwelling postcode - Australian
METeOR identifier:Help on this term302040
Registration status:Help on this termHousing assistance, Superseded 01/05/2013
Definition:Help on this termThe numeric descriptor for a postal delivery area, aligned with locality, suburb or place for the address of a dwelling.
Data Element Concept:Dwelling—Australian postcode

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Classification scheme:Postcode datafile
Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this term{NNNN}
Maximum character length:Help on this term4

Collection and usage attributes

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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

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termNational Housing Data Development Committee

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Has been superseded by Address—Australian postcode, Australian postcode code (Postcode datafile - Tasmanian variation) {NNNN} Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 01/09/2016

Has been superseded by Address—Australian postcode, Australian postcode code (Postcode datafile) {NNNN} Housing assistance, Standard 01/05/2013, Health, Superseded 05/10/2016, Early Childhood, Superseded 24/07/2018, Homelessness, Superseded 10/08/2018, Tasmanian Health, Final 30/06/2014, WA Health, Endorsed 04/03/2014, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 31/10/2012, Indigenous,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

See also Dwelling—Australian state/territory identifier, address code AA[A] Housing assistance, Standard 30/08/2017

See also Dwelling—Australian state/territory identifier, code N Housing assistance, Superseded 30/08/2017

See also Dwelling—Australian state/territory identifier, code N Housing assistance, Standard 30/08/2017

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
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Dwelling (housing assistance) cluster Housing assistance, Superseded 01/05/2013

Dwelling (housing assistance) cluster Housing assistance, Superseded 01/05/2013

Dwelling address details cluster Housing assistance, Superseded 01/05/2013

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Dwelling address details cluster Housing assistance, Superseded 01/05/2013

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Dwelling file cluster (Mainstream community housing) Housing assistance, Superseded 01/05/2013

Dwelling file cluster (Mainstream community housing) Housing assistance, Superseded 01/05/2013

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Home purchase assistance 2009-10 Housing assistance, Superseded 01/05/2013

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Home purchase assistance 2010-11 Housing assistance, Superseded 01/05/2013

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Private rent assistance DSS 2009-10 Housing assistance, Superseded 01/05/2013

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Private rent assistance DSS 2010-11 Housing assistance, Superseded 01/05/2013

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