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OSM GB addr:* Tag Report

Report based on OSM data from 2024‑02‑29 21:20:32 Z, provided by Geofabrik's United Kingdom Taginfo instance.

Proposed Address Tags to Recognise in the UK

This table lists keys in the addr:* namespace that are proposed to be recognised as legitimate address elements for OSM UK objects. The ordering is the order in which the tag values should be listed as part of a full address. Tentative/provisional/unconfirmed keys are shown faintly. There may also be some omissions.

Key Frequency
addr:unit 21,565
addr:flats 18,996
addr:floor 907
addr:housename 313,470
addr:housenumber 3,683,576
addr:terrace 409
addr:street 4,616,516
addr:place 32,462
addr:parentstreet 12,602
addr:locality 17,225
addr:hamlet 10,719
addr:village 128,310
addr:suburb 346,332
addr:town 27,050
addr:city 3,542,689
addr:district 22,171
addr:county 97,607
addr:postcode 2,866,958
addr:country 588,404

The table below lists localised language versions of the above tags, using one of the native UK languages.

Key Frequency
addr:housename:en 34
addr:housename:cy 10
addr:housename:gd 2
addr:housenumber:en 3
addr:street:en 175
addr:street:cy 46
addr:street:ga 39
addr:place:en 2
addr:parentstreet:cy 10
addr:suburb:en 5
addr:suburb:cy 5
addr:city:en 37
addr:city:cy 46
addr:city:ga 3

Proposed Address Tags to Ignore

This table lists tags in the addr:* namespace that provide metadata about addressing, and do not form part of the actual address of an object.

Key Frequency
addr:full 657
addr:interpolation 28,486
addr:inclusion 2,533
addr:interval 18
addr:vector 2

It may be desirable to produce a standard for using addr:interpolation to expand address ranges on blocks of flats etc. into a set of individual dwelling addresses, but that is outside the scope of this document for the time being.

Other Address Tags

This table lists the remaining set of addr:* tags found on OSM GB objects. This will include unrecognised and non-standard tags. Some of these may be appropriate, and we should consider moving the tag to the 'recognised' list above.

Key Frequency
addr:subdistrict 16,001
addr:postcode:source 3,146
addr:substreet 2,638
addr:state 1,467
addr:province 334
addr:block 136
addr:flat 84
addr:parish 58
addr:name 57
addr:number 54
addr:townland 45
addr:door 44
addr:housenumber2 33
addr:source 33
addr:province:cy 32
addr:province:en 29
addr:city:fa 21
addr:neighbourhood 20
addr:building 17
addr:units 14
addr:street_1 13
addr:alt_street 11
addr:block_number 11
addr:description 8
addr:parentstreet;cy 8
addr:postbox 8
addr:bay 7
addr:postcode:alt 7
addr:housename2 6
addr:postcode_alt 6
addr:substreet:1 6
addr:alt_housename 5
addr:alt_housenumber 4
addr:area 4
addr:buildingname 4
addr:old_street 4
addr:plotnumber 4
addr:1:postcode 3
addr:accessvia 3
addr:built 3
addr:housenumber_1 3
addr:subward 3
addr:suite 3
addr:1:housenumber 2
addr:2:housenumber 2
addr:2:postcode 2
addr:alternate 2
addr:borough 2
addr:flats:label 2
addr:housename:alt 2
addr:housenumber:note 2
addr:housenumber:source 2
addr:old_housename 2
addr:ref 2
addr:street2 2
addr:alt_postcode 1
addr:apartments 1
addr:dx 1
addr:flats:interpolation 1
addr:floor_1 1
addr:floor_2 1
addr:house 1
addr:housename:hi 1
addr:housename:old 1
addr:housenumber1 1
addr:housenumber3 1
addr:housenumber:odd 1
addr:hundred 1
addr:level 1
addr:nation 1
addr:post_town 1
addr:postcode:routing 1
addr:region 1
addr:room 1
addr:room:label 1
addr:unit_1 1
addr:unit_2 1
addr:unitnumber 1
Data derived from OpenStreetMap data, © OpenStreetMap Contributors, licensed under Open Data Commons Open Database License (ODbL). Data obtained using the GB TagInfo API.