Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Residential setting|
|Definition:||The setting in which a person resides, as represented by a code.|
|Data Element Concept:||Person—residential setting|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||1|
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
To meet program or service specific needs, the categories used in individual data collections may be more detailed than those in the settings classification of the NCCS V2, but they should always be mappable to categories in the NCCS V2. Categories used in individual community services data collections such as the Home and Community Care (HACC), Commonwealth State/Territory Disability Agreement (CSTDA) and the Supported Accommodation Assistance Program (SAAP) have been mapped to the settings classification in the National Classifications of Community Services.
CODE 1 Private setting
A largely self contained dwelling intended for occupation by one or more usual residents, or movable, makeshift or improvised dwelling occupied by one or more usual residents, regardless of whether the dwelling is owned, being purchased or being rented privately, publicly or through a community organisation. This includes, owner/purchaser/renter occupied dwellings and Unsupported independent living facilities.
For example houses, flats, units, hotels/motels, caravan, craft in a marina, a houseboat, independent living in a retirement village (where no support services are provided as a package with the accommodation) and makeshift and improvised dwellings (such as humpies).
CODE 2 Community based setting
This type of setting includes:
Short-term crisis or emergency accommodation facility, Supported independent residential facility, Transitional accommodation facility, Supported accommodation facility (where support is provided together with the accommodation as a package) and Supported independent living.
The distinguishing features of a community based setting as opposed to private:
CODE 3 Institutional setting
This category includes:
Hospital (including psychiatric), Special purpose residential facility (including those that provide 'out of home' placements for children who cannot live with their families), Community care unit and Custodial settings, (prisons, remand centres, corrective institutions for children/youth). It also includes larger institutions for people with disability, larger institutional supported accommodation facilities, convents and monasteries, boarding schools and residential colleges.
The distinguishing features of an institutional setting (as opposed to community):
Should difficulties arise concerning the categorisation of a setting, refer to the features listed below for guidance:
CODE 4 None/homeless/public place includes non dwelling living rough and informal housing
CODE 9 Not stated/inadequately described
This code is not for use on primary collection forms. It is primarily for use in administrative collections when transferring data from data sets where the item has not been collected.
|Collection methods:||This metadata item could be used to describe the residential setting of individual persons, groups of people or households.|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
|Comments:||Linking human service outcomes with people's housing situations has been identified as an important step in providing better targeted services. Collecting information about residential setting also gives an indication of the type and variety of settings to which agencies deliver their services when providing assistance. This metadata item assists when making comparisons of data from administrative data collections with data from the five yearly Census of Population and Housing, and to assist in analyses of de-institutionalisation|
Source and reference attributes
|Submitting organisation:||Australian Institute of Health and Welfare|
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes Residential setting, version 1, DE, NCSDD, NCSIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (20.3 KB) No registration status
|Implementation in Data Set Specifications:|