Address—road suffix, street suffix code A[A]

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Road suffix
Synonymous names:Street suffix code; Road suffix code
METeOR identifier:429869
Registration status:Health, Standard 05/10/2016
Disability, Standard 13/08/2015
Community Services (retired), Standard 06/02/2012
Definition:The abbreviation used to represent a road or thoroughfare applicable to the address site or complex, as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Address—road suffix

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Code
Data type:String
Format:A[A]
Maximum character length:2
Permissible values:
ValueMeaning
CNCentral
EEast
EXExtension
LRLower
NNorth
NENorth East
NWNorth West
SSouth
SESouth East
SWSouth West
UPUpper
WWest

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

The recommended code description is the list of standard Road suffix abbreviations in AS/NZS 4819.

For postal purposes the abbreviated Road code should be used.

Usage Example:

BROWNS ROAD WEST
In this case the Road name is BROWNS, the Road type is RD and the Road suffix is W

This data element is one of a number of items that can be used to create a primary address, as recommended by the AS 4590-2006 Interchange of client information standard. Components of the primary address are:

  • Address site (or Primary complex) name
  • Address number or number range
  • Road name (name/type/suffix)
  • Locality
  • State/Territory
  • Postcode (optional)
  • Country (if applicable).

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Origin:Standards Australia 2006. AS 4590—2006 Interchange of client information. Sydney: Standards Australia.

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Is used in the formation of 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

Supersedes Person (address)—street suffix, code A[A] Health, Superseded 05/10/2016, Community Services (retired), Superseded 06/02/2012

Supersedes Service provider organisation (address)—street suffix, code A[A] Health, Superseded 05/10/2016, Community Services (retired), Superseded 06/02/2012

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:

Address components cluster Health, Standard 05/10/2016

Address details data dictionary Disability, Standard 13/08/2015
Community Services (retired), Standard 06/02/2012