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Register of government data content standards

This register is the definitive list of agreed government data content standards in development or approved. Standards establish consistent ways for describing and recording data across agencies. Consistency ensures there's only one way of talking about each different piece of information, helping us to:

  • maximise the value of data
  • create a more complete view to inform government policy and investment decisions
  • enable information sharing, and reconciling the data faster and more efficiently.

Each standard covers a minimum compliance that needs to be met by all government agencies. Agencies should also take note of the preferred compliance (referred to in the full standard) and assess which meets their data needs.

Data content standards

Date of birth

Name of person

Street address

 

Date of birth

Description: The date of birth is the year, month, and day an individual was born. This standard should be used to format data of birth data for sharing purposes.

Status: draft (as at 23 July 2019)

Date of birth data content standard [HTML]

Date of birth data content standard [PDF 213KB]

Name of person

Description: This standard should be used to format names of people for sharing purposes.

Status: draft (as at 23 July 2019)

Name of person data content standard [HTML]

Name of person data content standard [PDF 309KB]

Street address

Description: This standard should be used to collect and format street address information for sharing purposes.

Status: draft (as at 23 July 2019)

Street address data content standard [HTML]

Street address data content standard [PDF 480KB]

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