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Dwelling—utility status (water supply), code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termDwelling utility status (water supply)
METeOR identifier:Help on this term295002
Registration status:Help on this termHousing assistance, Retired 01/05/2013
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Whether the dwelling is connected to an organised water supply used for human consumption.

Data Element Concept:Dwelling—utility status (water supply)

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
1Yes
2No
Supplementary values:Help on this term
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

Guide for use:Help on this term

It does not include individuals bringing water to the community for personal consumption. Include: connection to town supply, bore water, rain water tanks, water pumped from a river or reservoir, well or spring or other type of organised supply.

Code 1 Yes: Record if the dwelling is connected to an organised water supply.
Code 2 No: Record if the dwelling is not connected to an organised water supply.

Town supply: a water supply organised for a town which is usually maintained by a water authority or shire council. Excludes a reticulated supply (water piped to a household) from a dam or river.

Bore water: deep underground water that is pumped to the surface through pipe(s) running down hole(s) drilled in the ground to tap this deep source of water. Includes artesian bores, where the water gushes out of the bore hole under its own pressure.

Rain water tank(s): a storage tank that receives rain water falling on roofs of structures (houses, buildings, sheds) via guttering and pipes.

Well or spring: a well is a hole (of larger diameter than a bore) dug in the ground to reach a shallow source of permanent underground water. A spring is a shallow underground source which reaches the surface under its own pressure.

Comments:Help on this term

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 (sewerage system), code N Housing assistance, Retired 01/05/2013

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