Address—unstructured address line, text X[X(49)]

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Unstructured address line
Synonymous names:Overseas address line
METeOR identifier:430158
Registration status:Housing assistance, Standard 01/05/2013
Tasmanian Health, Draft 12/09/2012
Disability, Standard 13/08/2015
Community Services (retired), Standard 06/02/2012
Definition:A description of an address, written in an unstructured address line format, as represented by text.
Data Element Concept:Address—unstructured address line

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Text
Data type:String
Format:X[X(49)]
Maximum character length:50

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

Where there is a need to transfer an Australian address that does not conform with the commonly used address format, the unstructured address lines may be used. These data elements should not be used except when it is impossible to use the other more structured address data elements.

Example
Cabin 44 Block 7 (Unstructured Address Line 1)
HMAS Watson (Unstructured Address Line 2)
Watsons Bay Wharf (Unstructured Address Line 3)
WATSONS BAY NSW 2030 (Unstructured Address Line 4)

Overseas addresses have many formats. To accommodate this the use of unstructured lines of detail are used. While 4 lines have been provided for overseas address details, not all lines need to be used.

Overseas addresses may follow different formats to that of Australian addresses.
Common differences are:
- Street name preceding street number
- Postcode format
- Postcode preceding locality name

Example:
32, Kasumigaseki 1 Chome (Overseas Address Line 1)
Chiyoda-ku (Overseas Address Line 2)
TOKYO 100-90 (Overseas Address Line 3)
JAPAN (Country name. Note: for client data interchange this standard uses the country code)

Collection methods:

Unstructured address may be repeated up to 4 lines.

While 4 lines have been provided for unstructured Australian address details, not all lines need to be used.

Where there is an overseas address the country name code becomes mandatory.

Unstructured address lines, when used, should contain the entire address.

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:

See also Address—unstructured address line, text X[X(70)] WA Health, Endorsed 19/03/2015

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:
All attributes +

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

Community housing and Indigenous community housing service provider organisation address details cluster Housing assistance, Standard 01/05/2013
Indigenous, Endorsed 01/05/2013

DSS specific attributes +

Community housing dwelling address details cluster Housing assistance, Standard 01/05/2013

DSS specific attributes +

Indigenous community housing dwelling address details cluster Housing assistance, Superseded 30/08/2017
Indigenous, Endorsed 01/05/2013

DSS specific attributes +

Indigenous community housing dwelling address details cluster Housing assistance, Standard 30/08/2017

DSS specific attributes +