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Australian postcode code (Postcode datafile - Tasmanian variation) {NNNN}

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termValue Domain
Synonymous names:Help on this termPostcode
METeOR identifier:Help on this term651523
Registration status:Help on this termTasmanian Health, Endorsed 01/09/2016
Definition:Help on this term

The Postcode datafile code set representing Australian postcodes as defined by Australia Post with supplementery vaules used in Tasmania.

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
Supplementary values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
0000Unknown
9500Overseas

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

Code 0000 should be used when address in unknown but investigations should occur to determine the correct postcode and address as soon as possible.

Code  9500 should be used for overseas addresses.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania - PPP - MRA - HIU

Relational attributes

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Supersedes Australian postcode code (Postcode datafile) {NNNN} Housing assistance, Standard 10/02/2006, Health, Superseded 07/12/2011, Early Childhood, Superseded 09/03/2012, Homelessness, Standard 23/08/2010, Indigenous, Archived 13/03/2015, Community Services (retired), Superseded 06/02/2012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 - Tasmanian variation) {NNNN} Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 01/09/2016

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

Origin:Help on this term

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

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