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Dwelling—address line, text [X(180)]

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termAddress line (service provider organisation)
METeOR identifier:Help on this term463280
Registration status:Help on this termHousing assistance, Superseded 01/05/2013
Definition:Help on this termA composite of one or more standard address components, as represented by text.
Data Element Concept:Dwelling—address line

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termText
Data type:Help on this termString
Format:Help on this termX[X(179)]
Maximum character length:Help on this term180

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

A high-level address component is defined as a broad geographical area that is capable of containing more than one specific physical location. Some examples of a broad geographical area are:

  • Suburb, town or locality
  • Postcode
  • Australian or international
  • State, Territory, local government area, electorate, statistical local area
  • Postal delivery point identifier
  • Countries, provinces, etc. other than in Australia

These components of a complete address do not form part of the Address line.
When addressing an Australian location, following are the standard address data elements that may be concatenated in the Address line:

  • Building/complex sub-unit type
  • Building/complex sub-unit number
  • Building/property name
  • Floor/level number
  • Floor/level type
  • House/property number
  • Lot/section number
  • Street name
  • Street type code
  • Street suffix code

One complete identification/description of a location/site of an address can comprise one or more than one instance of address line. Instances of address lines are commonly identified in electronic information systems as Address-line 1, Address-line 2, etc. The format of data collection is less important than consistent use of conventions in the recording of address data. Hence, address may be collected in an unstructured manner but should ideally be stored in a structured format. Where Address line is collected as a stand-alone item, software may be used to parse the Address line details to separate the sub-components. Multiple Address lines may be recorded as required.

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The following concatenation rules should be observed when collecting address lines addressing an Australian location.

  • Building/complex sub-unit type is to be collected in conjunction with Building/complex sub-unit number and vice versa.
  • Floor/level type is to be collected in conjunction with Floor/level number and vice versa.
  • Street name is to be used in conjunction with Street type code and Street suffix code.
  • Street type code is to be used in conjunction with Street name and Street suffix code.
  • Street suffix code is to be used in conjunction with Street name and Street type code.
  • House/property number is to be used in conjunction with Street name.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termStandards Australia
Origin:Help on this term

Health Data Standards Committee

AS5017 Health Care Client Identification, 2002, Sydney: Standards Australia.

Reference documents:Help on this termAS4846 Health Care Provider Identification, 2004, Sydney: Standards Australia

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Is formed using Service provider organisation (address)—building/complex sub-unit identifier, [X(7)] Health, Superseded 07/12/2011, Indigenous, Archived 13/03/2015, Community Services (retired), Superseded 06/02/2012

Is formed using Service provider organisation (address)—building/complex sub-unit type, code A[AAA] Health, Superseded 05/10/2016, Community Services (retired), Superseded 06/02/2012

Is formed using Service provider organisation (address)—building/property name, text X[X(29)] Health, Superseded 07/12/2011, Indigenous, Archived 13/03/2015, Community Services (retired), Superseded 06/02/2012

Is formed using Service provider organisation (address)—floor/level identifier, [NNNA] Health, Superseded 07/12/2011, Community Services (retired), Superseded 06/02/2012

Is formed using Service provider organisation (address)—floor/level type, code A[A] Health, Superseded 05/10/2016, Community Services (retired), Superseded 06/02/2012

Is formed using Service provider organisation (address)—house/property identifier, text X[X(11)] Health, Superseded 07/12/2011, Community Services (retired), Superseded 06/02/2012

Is formed using Service provider organisation (address)—lot/section identifier, N[X(14)] Health, Superseded 05/10/2016, Community Services (retired), Superseded 06/02/2012

Is formed using Service provider organisation (address)—street name, text A[A(29)] Health, Superseded 07/12/2011, Indigenous, Archived 13/03/2015, Community Services (retired), Superseded 06/02/2012

Is formed using Service provider organisation (address)—street suffix, code A[A] Health, Superseded 05/10/2016, Community Services (retired), Superseded 06/02/2012

Is formed using Service provider organisation (address)—street type, code A[AAA] Health, Superseded 07/12/2011, Community Services (retired), Superseded 06/02/2012

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

Dwelling address details cluster Housing assistance, Superseded 01/05/2013

Dwelling address details cluster Housing assistance, Superseded 01/05/2013

DSS specific attributes +

Dwelling file cluster (Mainstream community housing) Housing assistance, Superseded 01/05/2013

DSS specific attributes +

Dwelling file cluster (Mainstream community housing) Housing assistance, Superseded 01/05/2013

DSS specific attributes +
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