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Household—household identifier (state/territory)

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element Concept
METeOR identifier:Help on this term269752
Registration status:Help on this termHousing assistance, Superseded 10/02/2006
Definition:Help on this termA unique identifier (within a state or territory) assigned to a household that is either seeking and/or receiving assistance.
Context:Help on this termHouseholds are one of the main counting units in housing assistance data and as such it is essential to be able to uniquely identify them.

Object Class attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Object class:Household
Definition:Help on this term

A group of two or more related or unrelated people who usually reside in the same dwelling, and who make common provision for food or other essentials for living; or a single person living in a dwelling who makes provision for his or her own food and other essentials for living, without combining with any other person.

Context:Help on this term

Together with family, household is considered one of the basic groups of social aggregation. Information on household numbers and composition aids in identifying groups within the population such as Indigenous households or the number of people living alone.

Specialisation of:Help on this termPerson/group of persons

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

For housing data collections, the number of tenancy agreements is a practical proxy for calculating the number of households receiving housing assistance.

The persons in the group may pool their incomes and have a common budget to a greater or lesser extent: they may be related or unrelated persons, or a combination of both.

Only usual residents of the household are included as members of the household. Visitors to a household are, by definition, excluded from the household.

Source and reference attributes

Origin:Help on this term

CSHA Public rental housing data manual 2001-02

 

Property attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Property:Household identifier
Definition:Help on this termA sequence of characters which identify a household.
Property group:Help on this termIdentifier characteristics

Source and reference attributes

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

Data element concept attributes

Source and reference attributes

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

Relational attributes

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Has been superseded by Household—household identifier Housing assistance, Superseded 30/08/2017

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

Household—household identifier (state/territory), N[N(9)] Housing assistance, Superseded 10/02/2006

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