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OSM GB addr:* Tag Report

Report based on OSM data from 2024‑07‑11 20:20:31 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 23,347
addr:flats 19,572
addr:floor 939
addr:housename 328,695
addr:housenumber 3,845,545
addr:terrace 432
addr:street 4,822,673
addr:place 33,451
addr:parentstreet 13,730
addr:locality 17,361
addr:hamlet 10,777
addr:village 129,608
addr:suburb 404,958
addr:town 27,498
addr:city 3,742,021
addr:district 22,345
addr:county 98,852
addr:postcode 2,968,773
addr:country 655,930

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

Key Frequency
addr:housename:en 38
addr:housename:cy 10
addr:housename:gd 2
addr:housenumber:en 2
addr:street:en 184
addr:street:cy 61
addr:street:ga 39
addr:place:en 2
addr:parentstreet:cy 26
addr:suburb:en 113
addr:suburb:cy 5
addr:city:en 794
addr:city:cy 184
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 640
addr:interpolation 29,162
addr:inclusion 2,529
addr:interval 18
addr:vector 0

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 19,546
addr:substreet 3,311
addr:postcode:source 3,084
addr:state 1,958
addr:province 320
addr:block 167
addr:flat 90
addr:name 57
addr:number 55
addr:townland 45
addr:door 44
addr:housenumber2 35
addr:source 33
addr:province:cy 32
addr:province:en 29
addr:building 23
addr:neighbourhood 20
addr:units 16
addr:block_number 10
addr:postbox 8
addr:bay 7
addr:plotnumber 4
addr:housename:signed 3
addr:housenumber:signed 3
addr:housenumber_1 3
addr:suite 3
addr:housename:alt 2
addr:housenumber:note 2
addr:housenumber:source 2
addr:levels 2
addr:ref 2
addr:room 2
addr:street_1 2
addr:flats:label 1
addr:house 1
addr:housename:hi 1
addr:housensme 1
addr:housenumber1 1
addr:housenumber3 1
addr:housenumber:odd 1
addr:housenumber:ref 1
addr:level 1
addr:nation 1
addr:potcode 1
addr:streetnumber 1
addr:unit_1 1
addr:unit_2 1
addr:units:interpolation 1
Data derived from OpenStreetMap data, © OpenStreetMap Contributors, licensed under Open Data Commons Open Database License (ODbL). Data obtained using the GB TagInfo API.