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Address—country identifier, country code (ISO 3166) AA

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termCountry code of address
METeOR identifier:Help on this term430165
Registration status:Help on this termDisability, Standard 13/08/2015
Community Services (retired), Standard 06/02/2012
Definition:Help on this termThe country identifier of an address, as represented by the International Standards Organisation code for countries.
Data Element Concept:Address—country identifier

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Classification scheme:International Standards Organisation codes for the representation of names of countries and their subdivisions, Part 1: Country codes (ISO 3166, 2006)
Representation class:Help on this termIdentifier
Data type:Help on this termString
Format:Help on this termAA
Maximum character length:Help on this term2

Source and reference attributes

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

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

AUSTRALIA should not be printed on domestic mail.

For international mailing purposes the full country name must be used.

Mail for Australian Island Territories (e.g. Christmas Island, Norfolk Island) is treated as Australian domestic mail with the name of the island included as the locality information.

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).


Collection methods:Help on this termIf this data element is blank the address is by default an Australian address.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare
Origin:Help on this termStandards Australia 2006. AS 4590—2006 Interchange of client information. Sydney: Standards Australia.

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Has been superseded by Address—country identifier, country code (SACC 2011) NNNN Health, Superseded 06/12/2016

Supersedes Person (address)—country identifier, code (SACC 2008) NNNN Health, Superseded 28/02/2012, Community Services (retired), Superseded 28/02/2012

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

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

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