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Dwelling—utility status (sewerage system), code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termDwelling utility status (sewerage system)
METeOR identifier:Help on this term295000
Registration status:Help on this termHousing assistance, Retired 01/05/2013
Definition:Help on this termWhether the dwelling is connected to an organised sewerage system.
Data Element Concept:Dwelling—utility status (sewerage system)

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

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Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
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ValueMeaning
1Yes
2No
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9Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

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CODE 9    Not stated/inadequately described

This code is not for use in primary data collections.

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

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Include: dwellings connected to a town system, community water-borne system, septic tanks, pit or pan toilets, other organised system such as chemical or biological systems.

Code 1 Yes: Record if the dwelling is connected to a sewerage system.
Code 2 No: Record if the dwelling is not connected to a sewerage.

Town system: a water-borne system (i.e. a water carrying system) servicing a town, with a typical domestic cistern, where water is used to flush and transport wastes away from the dwelling for treatment and disposal.

Community water-borne system: a water borne system with a typical domestic cistern, where water is used to flush and transport wastes for nearby treatment and disposal. This is a complete system only serving a community, and is not connected to any other town or community.

Septic tank with common effluent disposal: a water-borne system in which individual dwellings have a septic tank for initial treatment of the sewerage, and where water from the septic tanks is piped to a common effluent pond for final treatment and disposal. The septic tanks in this system do not have a leach drain.

Septic tank with leach drain: a water-borne system in which individual houses have a septic tank connected to a leach drain for local disposal of waste water adjacent to each dwelling. This also includes cases where two dwellings may be connected to the one septic tank and/or leach drain.

Pit toilet: a dry toilet comprising of a single hole in the ground. No water is used for disposal of the human waste. There are several types including the simple shallow drop-hole toilet, the deeper bore-hole toilet, and the shallow vented improved pit latrine.

Pan toilet: a dry toilet. Human waste is collected in pans and these pans are collected and transported away from the community for disposal at another site.

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This item is included in the following housing assistance data collections:

National Reporting Framework for Indigenous housing

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termNational Housing Data Development Committee
Reference documents:Help on this termCommunity Housing and Infrastructure Needs Survey (CHINS) Australia, 2001 Data Dictionary

Relational attributes

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See also Dwelling—permanency status Housing assistance, Superseded 30/08/2017

See also Dwelling—permanency status Housing assistance, Standard 30/08/2017

See also Dwelling—utility status (electricity supply), code N Housing assistance, Retired 01/05/2013

See also Dwelling—utility status (water supply), code N Housing assistance, Retired 01/05/2013

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