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OSM GB addr:* Tag Report

Report based on OSM data from 2023‑02‑04 21:20:21 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 16,546
addr:flats 16,304
addr:floor 546
addr:housename 271,275
addr:housenumber 3,181,413
addr:terrace 361
addr:street 3,961,890
addr:place 28,385
addr:parentstreet 9,933
addr:locality 17,227
addr:hamlet 10,695
addr:village 120,394
addr:suburb 247,211
addr:town 26,846
addr:city 3,088,537
addr:district 17,509
addr:county 92,834
addr:postcode 2,510,888
addr:country 535,601

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 37
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 653
addr:interpolation 27,368
addr:inclusion 3,570
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 10,425
addr:postcode:source 3,114
addr:substreet 1,453
addr:state 1,349
addr:province 240
addr:flat 65
addr:number 54
addr:name 50
addr:parish 48
addr:door 40
addr:province:cy 32
addr:source 32
addr:block 30
addr:province:en 30
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:buildingname 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:buildingnumber 2
addr:contact 2
addr:housename:alt 2
addr:housenumber:source 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:housenumber1 1
addr:housenumber2 1
addr:housenumber:odd 1
addr:int 1
addr:level 1
addr:postal_town 1
addr:postcode:routing 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.