Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Dwelling structure|
|Definition:||The physical structure of the individual dwelling that a tenant occupies, as represented by a code.|
|Data Element Concept:||Dwelling—structure type|
Value domain attributes
|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.
Based on a modified combination of the 1996 and 2001 Australian Bureau of Statistics Census.
Source and reference attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
|Steward:||Australian Institute of Health and Welfare|
Data element attributes
Source and reference attributes
National Housing Data Development Committee
Australian Bureau of Statistics: 1996 Census Data Dictionary (Cat. no. 2901.0).
Australian Bureau of Statistics: 2001 Census Data Dictionary (Cat. no. 2901.0).
Queensland Housing Boarding House Program Guidelines
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes Dwelling structure, version 2, DE, NHADD, NHDAMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (19.1 KB) No registration status
See also Dwelling—number of bedrooms, total N[NN]
See also Dwelling—number of tenancy/rental units, total N[N]
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