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Address—telephone number, text X[X(15)]

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termTelephone number
METeOR identifier:Help on this term452682
Registration status:Help on this termTasmanian Health, Draft 12/09/2012
WA Health, Draft 23/08/2012
Indigenous, Endorsed 16/09/2014
Disability, Standard 13/08/2015
Community Services (retired), Standard 06/02/2012
ACT Health, Final 24/12/2018
Definition:Help on this term

The number, used as a contact method, that is associated to a unique provision of telephone service, as represented by text.

Data Element Concept:Address—telephone number

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termText
Data type:Help on this termString
Format:Help on this termX[X(15)]
Maximum character length:Help on this term16

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

Australian telephone numbers are usually 6 to 10 digits in length.

Alphabetic characters can be either upper or lower case as defined by the client.

Each alphabetic character represents a number; it can be listed as either a number or letter depending on the clients’ preference.

The format and length of a telephone number is dependent on the attribute(s) of the device and how the device connects to the telephone network.

For simplicity the standard has not separately recorded the fact that an attribute of a device may imply that it needs to use a mobile phone network, landline or other type of telephone network. This in turn influences the naming standard for the telephone number.

Collection methods:Help on this term

Telephone numbers should be stored as characters in a row, but rules can be set up to display the number in a different format, e.g. #### ### ###.

When a telephone number is used in conjunction with a country code the leading 0 at the start of the telephone is to be removed e.g. 0453176731 becomes 61 453176731 or 03 999 66 999 becomes 61 3 999 66 999.

Mobile telephone number
The first two digits of a mobile telephone number are officially the area code for mobile telephones in Australia e.g. The mobile telephone area code for Australia is 04. For this standard the area code is defined as part of the mobile phone number, therefore no mobile phone numbers will have an associated area code.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Origin:Help on this term

Standards Australia 2006. AS 4590—2006 Interchange of client information. Sydney: Standards Australia.

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

See also Address—Australian area code, code NN Disability, Standard 13/08/2015, Community Services (retired), Standard 06/02/2012

See also Address—electronic contact preference indicator, code NN Disability, Standard 13/08/2015, Community Services (retired), Standard 06/02/2012

See also Address—international country code, N[NNNN] Health, Standard 05/10/2016, Disability, Standard 13/08/2015, Community Services (retired), Standard 06/02/2012

See also Address—telephone number, text X[X(19)] WA Health, Endorsed 19/03/2015

Supersedes Person—telephone number, text X[X(39)] Health, Standard 01/03/2005, Community Services (retired), Superseded 06/02/2012

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
All attributes +

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

Service provider organisation contact information cluster Indigenous, Archived 07/12/2017

DSS specific attributes +

Service provider organisation contact information cluster Indigenous, Endorsed 07/12/2017

DSS specific attributes +

Service provider organisational contact cluster Indigenous, Endorsed 07/12/2017

DSS specific attributes +
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