Housing assistance agency—Australian state/territory identifier

Metadata item type:Data Element Concept
METeOR identifier:302062
Registration status:Housing assistance, Standard 10/02/2006
Definition:The Australian state or territory where a housing assistance agency can be located.

Object Class attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Object class:Housing assistance agency
Definition:

An organisation or organisational sub-unit that is responsible for the provision of housing assistance to people.

Defining Agency is extremely important for data collection, as it is the level at which most data are collected in the housing assistance and other human service areas.

Regardless of the way in which an organisation is funded, a housing assistance agency is the level of the organisation responsible for the provision of housing assistance to people. In some instances one organisation will have more than one or many agencies.

Specialisation of:Organisation

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

Different collections define Agency differently according to their context and varying need for information on the different levels of organisations providing services or assistance. Individual data collections will therefore need to further specify what a housing assistance agency is for their collection purposes.

In the mainstream community housing data collection, a housing assistance agency corresponds to the definition of 'Community housing provider'. In the public rental housing and state owned and managed Indigenous housing data collections, a housing assistance agency corresponds to the state or territory housing authority (Head Office).

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:National Housing Data Development Committee

Property attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Property:Australian state/territory identifier
Definition:An identifier of the Australian state or territory.
Context:This is a geographic indicator which is used for analysis of the distribution of clients or patients, agencies or establishments and services.
Property group:Location characteristics

Data element concept attributes

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:National Housing Data Development Committee

Relational attributes

Data Elements implementing this Data Element Concept:

Housing assistance agency—Australian state/territory identifier, code N Housing assistance, Superseded 01/05/2013