Address—postal delivery point identifier, identifier {N(8)}

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Postal delivery point identifier
METeOR identifier:430306
Registration status:Health, Standard 05/10/2016
Disability, Standard 13/08/2015
Community Services (retired), Standard 06/02/2012
Definition:A unique number created by Australia Post for an address.
Data Element Concept:Address—postal delivery point identifier

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Identifier
Data type:Number
Format:{N(8)}
Maximum character length:8

Source and reference attributes

Origin:Customer Barcoding Technical Specifications, 1998: Australia Post
Reference documents:AS5017 Health Care Client Identification, 2002, Sydney: Standards Australia
AS4846 Health Care Provider Identification, 2004, Sydney: Standards Australia

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

Usage Example:

77220761

Delivery point identifier for 321 Exhibition St, MELBOURNE VIC 3000

Comments:The postal delivery point identifier (PDPID) is the intellectual property of Australia Post and may only be assigned to an address using a current AMAS approved product. The PDPID is used in the process of bar coding mail. For postal purposes, the PDPID should be re-validated every 3 months.

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:

Supersedes Person (address)—postal delivery point identifier, {N(8)} Health, Superseded 05/10/2016, Community Services (retired), Superseded 06/02/2012

Supersedes Service provider organisation (address)—postal delivery point identifier, {N(8)} Health, Superseded 05/10/2016, Community Services (retired), Superseded 06/02/2012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