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OSM GB addr:* Tag Report

Report based on OSM data from 2022‑10‑06 20:20:35 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 15,334
addr:flats 15,455
addr:floor 409
addr:housename 259,253
addr:housenumber 3,066,626
addr:terrace 355
addr:street 3,799,916
addr:place 28,100
addr:parentstreet 8,665
addr:locality 17,217
addr:hamlet 10,767
addr:village 121,949
addr:suburb 221,396
addr:town 29,373
addr:city 2,962,259
addr:district 17,394
addr:county 96,414
addr:postcode 2,414,566
addr:country 526,113

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

Key Frequency
addr:housename:en 32
addr:housename:cy 10
addr:housename:gd 2
addr:housenumber:en 2
addr:street:en 164
addr:street:cy 32
addr:place:en 2
addr:suburb:en 5
addr:suburb:cy 5
addr:city:en 36
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 650
addr:interpolation 25,839
addr:inclusion 3,024
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 5,724
addr:substreet 1,067
addr:state 409
addr:province 239
addr:flat 65
addr:number 53
addr:parish 47
addr:name 46
addr:source 45
addr:door 39
addr:province:cy 32
addr:province:en 30
addr:block 29
addr:city:fa 20
addr:building 17
addr:street_1 15
addr:units 12
addr:alt_street 11
addr:post_town 11
addr:neighbourhood 10
addr:block_number 8
addr:bay 7
addr:postbox 7
addr:postcode:alt 7
addr:postcode_alt 6
addr:substreet:1 6
addr:alt_housename 5
addr:description 5
addr:housename2 5
addr:alt_housenumber 4
addr:area 4
addr:associatedStreet 4
addr:flats:label 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:what3words 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:contact 2
addr:housename:alt 2
addr:housenumber:text 2
addr:old_housename 2
addr:street2 2
addr:subward 2
addr:alt_postcode 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:postal_town 1
addr:postcode:routing 1
addr:postcode:source 1
addr:ref 1
addr:room 1
addr:room:label 1
addr:streetnumber 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.