Dwelling structure type code N[N]
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Value Domain|
|Registration status:||Housing assistance, Standard 01/03/2005|
|Definition:||A code set representing the type of dwelling structure.|
|Maximum character length:||2|
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
Code 1. Separate house: a house separated from other houses (or other buildings or structures) by space to allow access on all sides (at least 1/2 a metre). This category also includes houses which have an attached flat (e.g. a granny flat). The attached flat will be included in the 'Flat, unit or apartment' category.
Code 2. Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse, etc.: includes dwellings with their own private grounds and no dwelling above or below. A key feature of these dwellings is that they are either attached in some structural way to one or more dwellings or are separated from neighbouring dwellings by less than 1/2 a metre. Examples include semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses, and villa units. Multi-storey townhouses or units are separately identified from those which are single storey.
Code 3. Flat, unit or apartment: includes dwellings in blocks of flats, units or apartments that are self-contained. These dwellings do not have their own private grounds and usually share a common entrance foyer or stairwell. This category includes houses converted into flats, and flats attached to houses such as granny flats.
Code 4. Caravan, tent, cabin etc. in caravan park, houseboat in marina, etc.: includes all types of accommodation within a caravan park. It also includes all occupied water craft in marinas.
Code 5. Caravan not in caravan park, houseboat not in marina, etc.: includes all mobile units, on water or land, occupied on a permanent or semi-permanent basis by people (e.g. caravans, campervans, mobile houses, small boats, houseboats) that are not in caravan parks or marinas.
Code 6. Improvised home, tent, sleepers out: includes all structures not elsewhere classified that are occupied by people on a permanent or semi-permanent basis. This category typically includes garages, sheds, tents, shacks, etc. These structures are only included in this category if they are not in a caravan park.
Code 7. House or flat attached to a shop, office, etc.: includes all houses or flats that are attached to a non-residential building. Examples of these dwellings are manses attached to a church, a flat or apartment over a shop, and a caretaker's house or flat attached to a school, factory or storage facility.
Code 8. Boarding/rooming house unit: a boarding/rooming house unit is a self-contained unit within a boarding house with separate cooking, bathroom, and toilet facilities. Boarding house units are usually accessed via a common entrance such as a foyer or hallway. Please note: this structure type identifies the individual rooms in a boarding/rooming house, not the complete building.
|Comments:||Based on a modified combination of the 1996 and 2001 Australian Bureau of Statistics Census.|
|Data elements implementing this value domain:|
Dwelling—structure type, code N[N] Housing assistance, Standard 01/03/2005