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Dwelling—structure type

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element Concept
METeOR identifier:Help on this term269588
Registration status:Help on this termHousing assistance, Superseded 30/08/2017
Definition:Help on this termDescribes the physical structure of the individual dwelling that a tenant occupies.
Context:Help on this termData on dwelling structure are used to monitor changes in housing characteristics, to help formulate housing policies and to review existing housing stock.

Object Class attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Object class:Dwelling
Definition:Help on this termA structure or a discrete space within a structure intended for people to live in or where a person or group of people live. Thus a structure that people actually live in is a dwelling regardless of its intended purpose, but a vacant structure is only a dwelling if intended for human residence. A dwelling may include one or more rooms used as an office or workshop provided the dwelling is in residential use.
Context:Help on this termDwellings are the main counting unit in the housing sector. Dwellings are reported for a variety of purposes including number of untenantable or tenantable, and occupied or vacant dwellings. Dwellings may be owned and/or, managed, and/or available for a use by a specific program, including head-leased stock from private and government sources. A dwelling includes a boarding house building and boarding house units.
Specialisation of:Help on this termEnvironmental factors

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

Boarding house rooms or beds are not identified as separate dwellings unless they are self-contained. Self-contained rooms are therefore defined as units and are counted as a separate dwelling.

For the public rental housing and state owned and managed Indigenous housing data collections, the number of tenancy (rental) units is used as a proxy for counting the number of dwellings.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

National Housing Data Development Committee

Origin:Help on this termAustralian Bureau of Statistics: 2001 Census Data Dictionary (Cat. no. 2901.0). Reference through: http://www.abs.gov.au.

Property attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Property:Structure type
Definition:Help on this termA descriptor of the class of physical structure.
Property group:Help on this termMaterial resource characteristics

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare

Data element concept attributes

Source and reference attributes

Origin:Help on this termAustralian Bureau of Statistics: 1996 Census Data Dictionary (Cat. no. 2901.0).

Relational attributes

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Has been superseded by Dwelling—structure type Housing assistance, Standard 30/08/2017

Data Elements implementing this Data Element Concept:Help on this term

Dwelling—structure type, code N[N] Housing assistance, Superseded 30/08/2017

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