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Address—address line, text X[X(179)]

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termAddress line
METeOR identifier:Help on this term594217
Registration status:Help on this termHousing assistance, Standard 10/05/2019
Health, Standard 13/03/2015
Early Childhood, Standard 24/07/2018
Indigenous, Endorsed 13/03/2015
ACT Health, Final 02/01/2019
Definition:Help on this term

A composite of one or more standard address components, as represented by text.

Data Element Concept:Address—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
  • Sub-dwelling unit number
  • Address site name
  • Level number
  • Floor/level type
  • Road number 1
  • Lot number
  • Road name
  • Road type code
  • Road 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 sub-dwelling unit number and vice versa.
  • Floor/level type is to be collected in conjunction with Level number and vice versa.
  • Road name is to be used in conjunction with Road type code and Road suffix code.
  • Road type code is to be used in conjunction with Road name and Road suffix code.
  • Road suffix code is to be used in conjunction with Road name and Road type code.
  • Road number 1 is to be used in conjunction with Road name.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Reference documents:Help on this term

AS4846:2014 Person and provider identification in healthcare, 2014, Sydney: Standards Australia

Relational attributes

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Is formed using Address—address site name, text X[X(49)] Housing assistance, Standard 01/05/2013, Health, Standard 07/12/2011, Indigenous, Endorsed 13/03/2015, Disability, Standard 13/08/2015, Community Services (retired), Standard 06/02/2012, ACT Health, Final 10/08/2018

Is formed using Address—building/complex sub-unit type, code AA[AA] Health, Standard 05/10/2016, Disability, Standard 13/08/2015, Community Services (retired), Standard 06/02/2012

Is formed using Address—floor/level type, code A[AAA] Health, Standard 05/10/2016, Disability, Standard 13/08/2015, Community Services (retired), Standard 06/02/2012

Is formed using Address—level number, identifier X[XXXX] Housing assistance, Standard 01/05/2013, Health, Standard 07/12/2011, Disability, Standard 13/08/2015, Community Services (retired), Standard 06/02/2012, ACT Health, Final 10/08/2018

Is formed using Address—lot number, identifier X[XXXXX] Housing assistance, Standard 01/05/2013, Health, Standard 05/10/2016, Disability, Standard 13/08/2015, Community Services (retired), Standard 06/02/2012

Is formed using Address—road name, text X[X(44)] Housing assistance, Standard 01/05/2013, Health, Standard 07/12/2011, Indigenous, Endorsed 13/03/2015, Disability, Standard 13/08/2015, Community Services (retired), Standard 06/02/2012, ACT Health, Final 10/08/2018

Is formed using Address—road number 1, road number XXXXXX Housing assistance, Standard 01/05/2013, Health, Standard 07/12/2011, Disability, Standard 13/08/2015, Community Services (retired), Standard 06/02/2012, ACT Health, Final 10/08/2018

Is formed using Address—road suffix, street suffix code A[A] Health, Standard 05/10/2016, Disability, Standard 13/08/2015, Community Services (retired), Standard 06/02/2012

Is formed using Address—road type, code AA[AA] Housing assistance, Standard 01/05/2013, Health, Standard 07/12/2011, Indigenous, Endorsed 13/03/2015, Disability, Standard 13/08/2015, Community Services (retired), Standard 06/02/2012, ACT Health, Final 10/08/2018

Is formed using Address—sub-dwelling unit number, identifier X[X(6)] Housing assistance, Standard 01/05/2013, Health, Standard 07/12/2011, Indigenous, Endorsed 13/03/2015, Disability, Standard 13/08/2015, Community Services (retired), Standard 06/02/2012, ACT Health, Final 10/08/2018

Supersedes Service provider organisation (address)—address line, text X[X(179)] Housing assistance, Superseded 01/05/2013, Health, Superseded 13/03/2015, Early Childhood, Superseded 24/07/2018, Tasmanian Health, Draft 12/09/2012, Indigenous, Archived 13/03/2015, Community Services (retired), Standard 30/09/2005

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

Address components cluster Health, Standard 05/10/2016

Community Housing DSS 2018- Housing assistance, Standard 10/05/2019

DSS specific attributes +

Early Childhood Education and Care: Aggregate NMDS 2018– Early Childhood, Standard 24/07/2018

DSS specific attributes +

Early Childhood Education and Care: Unit Record Level NMDS 2018– Early Childhood, Standard 24/07/2018

DSS specific attributes +

Indigenous Community Housing DSS 2018- Housing assistance, Standard 10/05/2019

DSS specific attributes +

Indigenous primary health care DSS 2015-17 Health, Superseded 25/01/2018
Indigenous, Archived 27/02/2018

DSS specific attributes +

Indigenous primary health care NBEDS 2017–18 Health, Superseded 06/09/2018
Indigenous, Archived 22/10/2018

DSS specific attributes +

Indigenous primary health care NBEDS 2018–19 Health, Superseded 12/12/2018
Indigenous, Archived 02/04/2019

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Indigenous primary health care NBEDS 2019–20 Health, Standard 12/12/2018
Indigenous, Endorsed 02/04/2019

DSS specific attributes +

Indigenous primary health care NBEDS 2020–21 Health, Standardisation pending 06/08/2019

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