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The name of the locality/suburb of the address, as represented by text.


Data Element (this item)


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.

If used for mailing purposes, the format of this data element should be upper case. Refer to Australia Post Address Presentation Standard. Any forced abbreviations shall be done by truncation from the right.

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).

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

Official locality names and their associated boundary extents are assigned by relevant state naming committees/protocols. Their correct usage is encouraged.


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Inclusion in Data Set Specifications 25
Inclusion in Data Distributions 0
As a numerator in an Indicator 0
As a denominator in an Indicator 0
As a disaggregation in an Indicator 0