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OSM GB addr:* Tag Report

Report based on OSM data from 2022‑05‑18 20:20:01 Z, provided by the OSM GB 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 14,080
addr:flats 14,603
addr:floor 382
addr:housename 243,941
addr:housenumber 2,913,463
addr:terrace 350
addr:street 3,586,519
addr:place 27,531
addr:parentstreet 7,496
addr:locality 14,519
addr:hamlet 10,611
addr:village 103,244
addr:suburb 200,930
addr:town 21,833
addr:city 2,650,498
addr:district 16,933
addr:county 95,449
addr:postcode 2,278,373
addr:country 487,908

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

Key Frequency
addr:housename:en 31
addr:housename:cy 8
addr:housename:gd 2
addr:housenumber:en 2
addr:street:en 163
addr:street:cy 16
addr:place:en 2
addr:suburb:en 4
addr:suburb:cy 4
addr:city:en 35
addr:city:cy 46

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 655
addr:interpolation 25,301
addr:inclusion 3,014
addr:interval 17
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 1,026
addr:substreet 617
addr:state 243
addr:province 227
addr:flat 54
addr:parish 47
addr:source 44
addr:door 39
addr:province:cy 32
addr:province:en 30
addr:city:fa 20
addr:block 19
addr:building 17
addr:street_1 15
addr:alt_street 11
addr:post_town 11
addr:units 11
addr:neighbourhood 9
addr:block_number 8
addr:name 7
addr:postcode:alt 7
addr:number 6
addr:postcode_alt 6
addr:substreet:1 6
addr:alt_housename 5
addr:description 5
addr:alt_housenumber 4
addr:area 4
addr:associatedStreet 4
addr:flats:label 4
addr:housename2 4
addr:old_street 4
addr:plotnumber 4
addr:1:postcode 3
addr:accessvia 3
addr:built 3
addr:housenumber_1 3
addr:suite 3
addr:1:housenumber 2
addr:2:housenumber 2
addr:2:postcode 2
addr:alternate 2
addr:borough 2
addr:buildingname 2
addr:buildingnumber 2
addr:housename:alt 2
addr:housenumber:text 2
addr:parent_street 2
addr:postcode:source 2
addr:street2 2
addr:subward 2
addr:alt_postcode 1
addr:businessname:1 1
addr:businessname:10 1
addr:businessname:11 1
addr:businessname:12 1
addr:businessname:13 1
addr:businessname:15 1
addr:businessname:16 1
addr:businessname:17 1
addr:businessname:19 1
addr:businessname:2 1
addr:businessname:20 1
addr:businessname:2_1 1
addr:businessname:3 1
addr:businessname:4 1
addr:businessname:5 1
addr:businessname:6 1
addr:businessname:7 1
addr:businessname:8 1
addr:businessname:9 1
addr:company 1
addr:dx 1
addr:flats:interpolation 1
addr:floor_1 1
addr:floor_2 1
addr:house 1
addr:housename:old 1
addr:housenumber2 1
addr:housenumber:odd 1
addr:level 1
addr:old_housename 1
addr:postal_town 1
addr:postbox 1
addr:postcode:routing 1
addr:ref 1
addr:room 1
addr:room:label 1
addr:suburb_1 1
addr:unit_1 1
addr:unit_2 1
addr:unitnumber 1
addr:wing 1
Data derived from OpenStreetMap data, © OpenStreetMap Contributors, licensed under Open Data Commons Open Database License (ODbL). Data obtained using the GB TagInfo API.