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Housing assistance agency—Australian postcode code (Postcode datafile) {NNNN}

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termHousing assistance agency postcode
METeOR identifier:Help on this term302060
Registration status:Help on this termHousing assistance, Superseded 01/05/2013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.
Data Element Concept:Housing assistance agency—Australian postcode

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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).

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Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this termGeographic postcodes showing location or suburb should be used. Special postcodes for organisations, e.g. postal box postcodes, should not be used.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termNational Housing Data Development Committee

Relational attributes

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Has been superseded by Address—Australian postcode, Australian postcode code (Postcode datafile - Tasmanian variation) {NNNN} Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 01/09/2016

Has been superseded by Address—Australian postcode, Australian postcode code (Postcode datafile) {NNNN} Housing assistance, Standard 01/05/2013, Health, Superseded 05/10/2016,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 Housing assistance agency—Australian state/territory identifier, code N Housing assistance, Superseded 01/05/2013

Has been superseded by Service provider organisation (address)—Australian postcode, code (Postcode datafile) {NNNN} 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

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