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Australian postcode code (Postcode datafile) {NNNN}

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termValue Domain
METeOR identifier:Help on this term463806
Registration status:Help on this termHousing assistance, Standard 02/05/2013
Health, Superseded 05/10/2016
Early Childhood, Superseded 24/07/2018
Homelessness, Superseded 10/08/2018
Tasmanian Health, Final 30/06/2014
WA Health, Endorsed 06/03/2014
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 31/10/2012
Indigenous, Archived 27/02/2018
Commonwealth Department of Health, Standard 14/10/2015
Disability, Standard 07/10/2014
Children and Families, Standard 22/11/2016
Community Services (retired), Standard 06/02/2012
National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
Definition:Help on this termThe Postcode datafile code set representing Australian postcodes as defined by Australia Post.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this term{NNNN}
Maximum character length:Help on this term4

Relational attributes

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Has been superseded by Australian postcode code (Postcode datafile) NNNN Health, Standard 05/10/2016, Early Childhood, Standard 24/07/2018, Homelessness, Standard 10/08/2018, Indigenous, Endorsed 27/02/2018, Disability, Standard 15/12/2017, Children and Families, Standardisation pending 24/02/2017, Commonwealth Department of Social Services, Standard 20/06/2018, ACT Health, Final 19/07/2018

Supersedes Australian postcode code (Postcode datafile) {NNNN} Housing assistance, Standard 10/02/2006, Health, Superseded 07/12/2011, Early Childhood, Superseded 09/03/2012, Homelessness, Standard 23/08/2010, Indigenous, Archived 13/03/2015, Community Services (retired), Superseded 06/02/2012

Data elements implementing this value domain:Help on this term

Address—Australian postcode, Australian postcode code (Postcode datafile) {NNNN} Housing assistance, Standard 01/05/2013
Health, Superseded 05/10/2016
Early Childhood, Superseded 24/07/2018
Homelessness, Superseded 10/08/2018
Tasmanian Health, Final 30/06/2014
WA Health, Endorsed 04/03/2014
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 31/10/2012
Indigenous, Archived 27/02/2018
Commonwealth Department of Health, Standard 14/10/2015
Disability, Standard 07/10/2014
Children and Families, Standard 22/11/2016
Community Services (retired), Standard 06/02/2012
National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016

Classification scheme attributes

Classification scheme:Postcode datafile
METeOR identifier:Help on this term270561
Registration status:Help on this termHousing assistance, Standard 10/02/2006
Health, Standard 01/03/2005
Early Childhood, Standard 24/07/2018
Homelessness, Standard 10/08/2018
Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 01/09/2016
WA Health, Endorsed 06/03/2014
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 31/10/2012
Indigenous, Endorsed 13/03/2015
Commonwealth Department of Health, Candidate 25/05/2015
Disability, Standard 07/10/2014
Children and Families, Standard 22/11/2016
Community Services (retired), Standard 01/03/2005
Commonwealth Department of Social Services, Standard 20/06/2018
ACT Health, Final 19/07/2018
Definition:Help on this term

The numeric descriptor for a postal delivery area, aligned with locality, suburb or place for the address of a party (person or organisation), as defined by Australia Post.

Context:Help on this term

Postcode is an important part of a persons or organisations postal address and facilitates written communication. It is one of a number of geographic identifiers that can be used to determine a geographic location. Postcode may assist with uniquely identifying a person or organisation.

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

The postcode book is updated more than once annually as postcodes are dynamic entities and are constantly changing.

Source and reference attributes

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Australia Post Postcode book. Reference through: http://www1.auspost.com.au/postcodes/

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