State Owned and Managed Indigenous Housing Data Collection, 2019–20; Quality Statement
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Five states and territories—New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania and the Northern Territory—provide a range of State Owned and Managed Indigenous Housing (SOMIH) programs and maintain administrative data sets about these programs. Extracts of these data sets are provided annually to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).
This collection contains information about SOMIH dwellings, households assisted and households on the waiting list. Data are provided for the following two reference periods: 2019–20 financial year and point in time at 30 June 2020.
The AIHW is a major national agency set up in 1987 by the Australian Government under the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Act 1987 (Cwlth) to provide reliable, regular and relevant information and statistics on Australia’s health and welfare. It is an independent statutory authority, which is governed by a management board, and accountable to the Australian Parliament through the Australian Government Health portfolio.
The AIHW aims to improve the health and wellbeing of Australians through better health and welfare information and statistics. It collects and reports information on a wide variety of topics and issues, including health and welfare expenditure, hospitals, disease and injury, mental health, ageing, homelessness, disability and child protection.
The AIHW also plays a role in developing and maintaining national metadata standards. This work helps improve the quality and consistency of national health and welfare statistics. The AIHW works closely with governments and non-government organisations to achieve greater adherence to those standards in administrative data collections to promote national consistency and comparability of data and reporting.
One of the main functions of the AIHW is to work with the states and territories to improve the quality of administrative data and, where possible, to compile national data sets based on data from each jurisdiction, analyse the data sets, and disseminate information and statistics.
Compliance with the provisions of both the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Act and the Privacy Act 1988 (Cwlth) ensures that the data collections managed by the AIHW are kept securely and under the strictest conditions to preserve privacy and confidentiality.
For further information, see www.aihw.gov.au.
The AIHW receives, compiles, edits and verifies the data in collaboration with states and territories. The finalised data sets are signed off by the states and territories and used by the AIHW for reporting, analysis and approved ad hoc data requests. Requests for jurisdiction-level data releases must be signed off by the relevant state or territory.
The reference period for the SOMIH collection is based on the financial year (ending 30 June). The specific reference period for these data is 2019–20.
Users can request additional disaggregation of data which are not available online or in reports (subject to the AIHW's confidentiality policy and state and territory approval) via the AIHW’s online data request system at https://www.aihw.gov.au/our-services/data-on-request. Depending on the nature of the request, requests for access to unpublished data may also incur costs or require approval from the AIHW Ethics Committee.
General enquiries about AIHW publications can be directed to [email protected].
Metadata and definitions relating to this data source can be found in the Public Housing and State Owned and Managed Indigenous Housing (PH & SOMIH) data set specification 2018-.
Supplementary information can be found in the housing collection data manuals which are available upon request.
The data collected are an administrative by-product of the management of SOMIH programs and conform well in terms of scope, coverage and reference period. SOMIH programs are delivered in only 5 states and territories—New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania and the Northern Territory.
Classifications used for income, disability status, greatest need and vacancy reason are not consistent across the states and territories, however, the states and territories map these data to an AIHW standard.
There are known accuracy issues with the data collected:
State- and territory-specific issues:
New South Wales
However, data cleansing before migration to the new system resulted in better data quality and less missing information regarding bedroom and/or required bedroom details.
States and territories may publish their own analysis of SOMIH data which may vary in scope from this collection.
Data for individual states and territories may not be comparable to previous years due to changes in systems and processes which have led to differences in the accuracy and completeness of the data over time. Differences between states and territories concerning incomplete or missing information, out-of-date information and coding errors can affect the coherence of the outputs.
Coherence over time has also been affected by changes in methodology:
State and Territory Government housing authorities’ bedroom entitlement policies may differ from the CNOS which is used in dwelling utilisation calculations.
State- and territory-specific issues:
Source and reference attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
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Supersedes State Owned and Managed Indigenous Housing Data Collection, 2018–19; Quality Statement
Has been superseded by State Owned and Managed Indigenous Housing Data Collection, 2020–21; Quality Statement
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