Address (housing assistance)

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Glossary Item
METeOR identifier:327200
Registration status:Housing assistance, Standard 01/03/2005
Health, Standard 07/12/2011
Definition:A place at which a person or organisation may be contacted/located, or where an object/item or dwelling may be located
or the location where a service may be delivered.

Required for primary collection to facilitate contact with the client, person or service provider.

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

Address is the concatenation of unit number, number, street, city/town, state, territory, postcode, and country.

Number can refer to a street number, lot number or RMB (roadside mailbox) number.


There are differences in interpretation of what constitutes a person's 'usual' address, if this is required. The ABS specifies 'Usual address' to be an address that the person has been living in or is likely to live in for at least six months. Some data collections collect information about the location of client immediately prior to provision of  service. This may or may not coincide with the client's usual address.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:

National Health Data Committee

National Community Services Data Committee


National Health Data Dictionary Version 11.

National Community Services Data Dictionary Version 2.

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Supersedes Address, version 1, DE, NHADD, NHDAMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (14.0 KB)