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Identifying and definitional attributes

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METeOR identifier:Help on this term327278
Registration status:Help on this termHousing assistance, Candidate 01/10/2012
Health, Standard 01/03/2005
Early Childhood, Standard 28/05/2014
Indigenous, Endorsed 13/03/2015
Community Services (retired), Standard 08/05/2006
ACT Health, Final 07/01/2019
Definition:Help on this termThe referential description of a location where an entity is located or can be otherwise reached or found.

Collection and usage attributes

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The following attributes are commonly used in the formation of a full address:

  • Address line; (address line is a composite data element containing many attributes of the specific location of a full address - see the current version of the Address line metadata item for further description and a list of its components for addresses located in Australia)
  • Address type
  • Australian state/territory identifier
  • Country identifier
  • Non-Australian State/province
  • Postal delivery point identifier
  • Postcode - Australian
  • Postcode - international
  • Suburb/town/locality

Some attributes of an address, located within Australia, also provide the elements to determine the Statistical Local Area (SLA) (Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ABS cat. no. 1216.0, effective up until 1 July 2011)) or the Statistical Area Level 2 (SA2) (Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ABS cat. nos. 1270.0.55.001 to 1270.0.55.005, effective from 1 July 2011)). This enables:

  • comparison of the use of services by persons residing in different geographical areas,
  • characterisation of catchment areas and populations for facilities for planning purposes, and
  • documentation of provision of services to clients who reside in other states or territories. The address is also a relevant element in the unambiguous identification of a Health Care Client and a Health Care Provider.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Health Data Standards Committee

Reference documents:Help on this term

AS5017 Health Care Client Identification, 2002, Sydney: Standards Australia

AS4846 Health Care Provider Identification, 2004, Sydney: Standards Australia

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Supersedes Address (community services) Community Services (retired), Superseded 08/05/2006

Supersedes Address, version 2, DEC, NHDD, NHIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (15.3 KB)

Metadata items which use this glossary item:Help on this term

Address—address line, text X[X(179)] Housing assistance, Standard 10/05/2019
Health, Standard 13/03/2015
Early Childhood, Standard 24/07/2018
Indigenous, Endorsed 13/03/2015
ACT Health, Final 02/01/2019

Dwelling—address line, text [X(180)] Housing assistance, Superseded 01/05/2013

Lung cancer (clinical) DSS Health, Superseded 14/05/2015

Lung cancer (clinical) NBPDS Health, Standard 14/05/2015

Person (address)—address line, text X[X(179)] Health, Standard 04/05/2005
Community Services (retired), Standard 30/09/2005

Person and provider identification in healthcare National Best Practice Data Set Health, Standard 05/10/2016

Service provider organisation (address)—address line, text X[X(179)] Housing assistance, Superseded 01/05/2013
Health, Superseded 13/03/2015
Early Childhood, Superseded 24/07/2018
Tasmanian Health, Draft 12/09/2012
Indigenous, Archived 13/03/2015
Community Services (retired), Standard 30/09/2005

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