Address details data dictionary
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Set Specification|
|Registration status:||Disability, Standard 13/08/2015|
Community Services (retired), Standard 06/02/2012
|DSS type:||Data Set Specification (DSS)|
The address details data dictionary is used to collect information pertaining to an address, which is defined as a collection of information used for describing the location of an entity, and/or details describing how the entity can be contacted. It is based on the Standards prepared by Standards Australia Subcommittee IT-027-01, Personal and Corporate Data-Representation and Management, for Committee IT-027, Data Management and Interchange to supersede AS 4590-1999.
The revised AS 4590—2006 Interchange of client information standard is a result of industry concern at the numerous data interchange formats used within the information technology industry. The objective of the Standard is to provide industry with a common client data interchange standard.
Wherever possible, the definitions of data elements are based on existing standards.
Reference has been made to International and Australian Standards, and to standards from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
The Address details data dictionary is one of a suite of data dictionaries based on the AS 4590—2006 Interchange of client information standard. This suite of data dictionaries is not limited to a specific data collection. The aim is to enable data developers to select appropriate data elements to use in meeting the needs of their data collection. These data dictionaries are:
A table has been created to show the mapping between the data elements within the Address details data dictionary and the AS 4590—2006 Interchange of client information standard. See: Address details mapping
The AS 4590—2006 Interchange of client information standard recommends using a number of components for the following address items:
Components of the primary address are:
Addressing within a complex
Complex addresses provide for the unique identification of secondary address sites within
A geocode describes the coordinates that define the position of an address point. Geocodes
Note that users of latitude and longitude metadata may have different requirements. Therefore in addition to the latitude and longitude data elements using the decimal degrees representation, (based on the AS 4590 standard) two additional data elements have been created. These items use the traditional degrees, minutes and seconds representation, and are based on the AS 6709:2008 Standard representation of latitude, longitude and altitude for geographic point locations standard.
The addressing information interchange section of AS 4590 has been aligned with AS/NZS 4819, Geographic information—Rural and urban addressing. AS/NZS 4819 was compiled to direct authorities required to allocate physical addresses, whether they be to properties, features or facilities. This revision of AS 4590 has been extended to cater for new address provisions noted in AS/NZS 4819 and has been reviewed and amended to minimise ambiguity and maximise understanding in client data interchange.
Source and reference attributes
|Submitting organisation:||Australian Institute of Health and Welfare|
Standards Australia 2006. AS 4590—2006 Interchange of client information. Sydney: Standards Australia.
Standards Australia/Standards New Zealand 2008. AS/NZS ISO6709:2008—Standard representation of latitude, longitude and altitude for geographic point locations. Sydney/Wellington: Standards Australia/Standards NZ.
Originated as part of AS 4212-1994.
Previous edition AS 4590-1999.
Second edition 2006.
|Related metadata references:|
See also Electronic contact details data dictionary Disability, Standard 13/08/2015, Community Services (retired), Standard 06/02/2012
See also Organisation details data dictionary Disability, Standard 13/08/2015, Community Services (retired), Standard 06/02/2012
See also Party identifier details data dictionary Disability, Standard 13/08/2015, Community Services (retired), Standard 06/02/2012
See also Person details data dictionary Disability, Standard 13/08/2015, Community Services (retired), Standard 06/02/2012
|Implementation in Data Set Specifications:|
Disability data dictionary Disability, Superseded 13/08/2015
Disability data dictionary Disability, Standard 13/08/2015