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Housing assistance agency—Australian postcode

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element Concept
METeOR identifier:Help on this term302058
Registration status:Help on this termHousing assistance, Superseded 01/05/2013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 locaility, suburb or place for the address of a housing assistance agency.
Context:Help on this termPostcode is an important part of a housing assistance agency'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 a housing assistance agency.

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Object class:Housing assistance agency
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An organisation or organisational sub-unit that is responsible for the provision of housing assistance to people.

Defining Agency is extremely important for data collection, as it is the level at which most data are collected in the housing assistance and other human service areas.

Regardless of the way in which an organisation is funded, a housing assistance agency is the level of the organisation responsible for the provision of housing assistance to people. In some instances one organisation will have more than one or many agencies.

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Collection and usage attributes

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Different collections define Agency differently according to their context and varying need for information on the different levels of organisations providing services or assistance. Individual data collections will therefore need to further specify what a housing assistance agency is for their collection purposes.

In the mainstream community housing data collection, a housing assistance agency corresponds to the definition of 'Community housing provider'. In the public rental housing and state owned and managed Indigenous housing data collections, a housing assistance agency corresponds to the state or territory housing authority (Head Office).

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termNational Housing Data Development Committee

Property attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Property:Australian postcode
Definition:Help on this termThe numeric descriptor for a postal delivery area, aligned with locality, suburb or place.
Context:Help on this termPostcode is an important part of a postal address and facilitates written communication. It is one of a number of geographic identifiers that can be used to determine a geographic location.
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Standards Australia

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Data element concept attributes

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Submitting organisation:Help on this termNational Housing Data Development Committee

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Has been superseded by Address—Australian postcode Housing assistance, Standard 02/05/2013, Health, Standard 07/12/2011, Early Childhood, Standard 09/03/2012, Homelessness, Standard 02/05/2013, Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 01/09/2016, WA Health, Endorsed 06/03/2014, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 31/10/2012, Indigenous, Endorsed 13/03/2015, 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, Commonwealth Department of Social Services, Standard 20/06/2018, National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016, ACT Health, Final 19/07/2018

Has been superseded by Service provider organisation (address)—Australian postcode Housing assistance, Candidate 19/10/2012, Health, Superseded 07/12/2011, Early Childhood, Superseded 09/03/2012, Community Services (retired), Superseded 06/02/2012

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

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