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Household—tenure type

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element Concept
METeOR identifier:Help on this term269784
Registration status:Help on this termHousing assistance, Standard 01/03/2005
Definition:Help on this termThe nature of a person or social group's legal right to occupy a dwelling.
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Tenure type is important for planning housing assistance and is used in national data collections as a key housing variable.

Linking human service outcomes with people's housing situations has been identified as an important step in providing better targeted services. The tenure type of peoples living situations plays an important role in their health and welfare outcomes.

Object Class attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Object class:Household
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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:Housing tenure type
Definition:Help on this termThe type of legal right to occupy a dwelling.
Property group:Help on this termAccommodation/living characteristics

Data element concept attributes

Source and reference attributes

Origin:Help on this termAustralian Bureau of Statistics: 2001 Census Data Dictionary (Cat. no. 2901.0). Reference through:

Relational attributes

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

Household—tenure type, code N{.N} Housing assistance, Superseded 10/02/2006

Household—tenure type, code N{.N} Housing assistance, Standard 10/02/2006

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