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Workplace (address)—Australian postcode, code (Postcode datafile) {NNNN}

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termPostcode—Australian (workplace)
METeOR identifier:Help on this term386199
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 07/12/2011
Definition:Help on this termThe numeric descriptor for a postal delivery area, aligned with locality, suburb or place for the address of a workplace, as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Workplace (address)—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

Collection and usage attributes

Collection methods:Help on this termMay be collected as part of Address line or separately. Postal addresses may be different from where a workplace is actually located.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare

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Has been superseded by Address—Australian postcode, Australian postcode code (Postcode datafile - Tasmanian variation) {NNNN} Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 01/09/2016

Has been superseded by Address—Australian postcode, Australian postcode code (Postcode datafile) {NNNN} Housing assistance, Standard 01/05/2013, Health, Superseded 05/10/2016,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

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