Address—Australian state/territory identifier, code AA[A]

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Australian state/territory identifier of address
Synonymous names:State/territory code
METeOR identifier:722751
Registration status:Health, Standard 18/12/2019
Definition:

An identifier of the state or territory of an address, as represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Address—Australian state/territory identifier

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Code
Data type:String
Format:AA[A]
Maximum character length:3
Permissible values:
ValueMeaning
NSWNew South Wales
VIC Victoria
QLDQueensland
SASouth Australia
WAWestern Australia
TASTasmania
NTNorthern Territory
ACTAustralian Capital Territory
AATAustralian Antarctic Territory

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:These Australian state/territory codes are used for addressing purposes only. The codes are listed in the order commonly used for statistical reporting by ABS and used in the National Standard for Australian state/territory identifier.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Origin:Standards Australia 2006. AS 4590—2006 Interchange of client information. Sydney: Standards Australia.

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

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).

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Origin:

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

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Supersedes Address—Australian state/territory identifier, code AA[A] Housing assistance, Standardisation pending 19/10/2012, Health, Superseded 18/12/2019, Early Childhood, Standard 09/03/2012, WA Health, Endorsed 19/03/2015, Disability, Standard 07/10/2014, Community Services (retired), Standard 06/02/2012, ACT Health, Final 10/08/2018

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:

Address details cluster Health, Standard 18/12/2019

Indigenous primary health care NBEDS 2020–21 Health, Standard 16/01/2020

DSS specific attributes +