Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Postal delivery number|
|Registration status:||Housing assistance, Standard 01/05/2013|
Health, Standard 05/10/2016
Disability, Standard 13/08/2015
Community Services (retired), Standard 06/02/2012
An alphanumeric identifier, forming part of an address, used to identify the channel of postal delivery.
|Data Element Concept:||Address—postal delivery number|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||11|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
This data element is used where mail is being sent to an area where normal mail delivery is unavailable, or not preferred. Additionally it may be used in some rural areas where no other formal addressing structure exists to identify delivery addresses.
This data element is used in conjunction with the Address—postal delivery service type identifier, code AA[A(9)] data element.
Not all postal delivery types have a postal delivery number. A postal delivery number is mandatory for all postal delivery types other than:
CARE PO No associated postal delivery number
CMA No associated postal delivery number
CPA No associated postal delivery number
RMB 123 (Postal delivery number is 123)
Source and reference attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Standards Australia 2006. AS 4590—2006 Interchange of client information. Sydney: Standards Australia.
|Related metadata references:|
See also Address—postal delivery service type identifier, code AA[A(9)] Housing assistance, Standard 01/05/2013, Health, Standard 05/10/2016, Disability, Standard 13/08/2015, Community Services (retired), Standard 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 housing and Indigenous community housing service provider organisation address details cluster Housing assistance, Standard 01/05/2013