Address—suburb/town/locality name, text X[X(49)]

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Patient residential address suburb; Patient mail address suburb
Synonymous names:PER_ADDRESS_SUBURB; PER_MAIL_ADDRESS_SUBURB
METeOR identifier:555398
Registration status:WA Health, Endorsed 19/03/2015
Definition:The name of the locality/suburb of the address, as represented by text.
Context:For non-admitted patients, this is the patient's locality/suburb at the time of the scheduled appointment.
Data Element Concept:Address—suburb/town/locality name

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Text
Data type:String
Format:X[X(49)]
Maximum character length:50

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

The suburb/town/locality name may be a town, city, suburb or commonly used location name such as a large agricultural property or Aboriginal community.

This metadata item may be used to describe the location of an organisation or person. It can be a component of a street or postal address.

This data element is one of a number of items that can be used to create a primary address, as recommended by the AS 4590-2006 Interchange of client information standard. Components of the primary address are:

  • Address site (or Primary complex) name
  • Address number or number range
  • Road name (name/type/suffix)
  • Locality
  • State/Territory
  • Postcode (optional)
  • Country (if applicable).
Collection methods:Patient mail address suburb is only relevant if it is different to the residential address suburb. It is only recorded in the NAPAAWL DC if the patient agrees to provide it.
Comments:Official locality names and their associated boundary extents are assigned by relevant state naming committees/protocols. Their correct usage is encouraged.

Source and reference attributes

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

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

See also Address—statistical area, level 2 (SA2) code (ASGS 2011) N(9) Health, Superseded 06/12/2016, Disability, Standard 13/08/2015, Children and Families, Superseded 21/01/2021, Community Services (retired), Standard 06/12/2011

See also Address—statistical area, level 2 (SA2) code (ASGS 2016) N(9) Health, Standard 06/12/2016, Children and Families, Standard 20/01/2021, ACT Health, Final 08/08/2018

See also Address—statistical area, level 2 (SA2) code (ASGS Edition 3) N(9) Health, Standardisation pending 16/09/2021

See also Address—suburb/town/locality name, text X[X(45)] Housing assistance, Standard 01/05/2013, Health, Standard 07/12/2011, Early Childhood, Standard 09/03/2012, Homelessness, Standard 01/05/2013, Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 01/09/2016, WA Health, Draft 23/08/2012, Indigenous, Endorsed 13/03/2015, Disability, Standard 13/08/2015, Children and Families, Standard 22/11/2016, Community Services (retired), Standard 06/02/2012, ACT Health, Final 10/08/2018

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:

WA Health Non-Admitted Patient Activity and Wait List Data Collection (NAPAAWL DC) 2013-14 WA Health, Endorsed 19/03/2015

DSS specific attributes +

WA Health Non-Admitted Patient Activity and Wait List Data Collection (NAPAAWL DC) 2014-15 WA Health, Endorsed 24/04/2015

WA Health Non-Admitted Patient Activity and Wait List Data Collection (NAPAAWL DC) 2016-17 WA Health, Endorsed 30/05/2017