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Dwelling—age

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element Concept
METeOR identifier:Help on this term269599
Registration status:Help on this termHousing assistance, Standard 01/03/2005
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The age of a dwelling.

Context:Help on this termFor maintenance reasons and stock management.

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:Age
Definition:Help on this termThe length of life or existence.
Property group:Help on this termPhysical characteristics

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare
Origin:Help on this termMacquarie University 2003. The Macquarie Dictionary 3rd ed. Sydney: The Macquarie Library Pty Ltd

Data element concept attributes

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

National Housing Data Development Committee

Relational attributes

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

Dwelling—age, housing assistance total years N[NN] Housing assistance, Superseded 10/02/2006

Dwelling—age, total years N[NN] Housing assistance, Retired 01/05/2013

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