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Housing assistance agency—recurrent expenditure (administration costs)

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element Concept
METeOR identifier:Help on this term305360
Registration status:Help on this termHousing assistance, Standard 10/02/2006
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Administration costs refer to those costs associated with the administration offices of the property manager and the tenancy manager. They include the general accounting and personnel function costs relating to:

  • employee expenses (e.g. wages and salaries, superannuation contributions, compensation, accrued leave, payroll tax, training)
  • supplies and services expenses (includes stationery, postage, telephone, office equipment, information technology, vehicle expenses, insurance)
  • grants and subsidies (excluding rental subsidies)

Object Class attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Object class:Housing assistance agency
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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.

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Collection and usage attributes

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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:Help on this termNational Housing Data Development Committee

Property attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Property:Recurrent expenditure
Definition:Help on this termExpenditure which does not result in the acquisition or enhancement of an asset.
Property group:Help on this termFinancial characteristics

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National Housing Assistance Data Dictionary specific:

Recurrent expenditure on goods and services is expenditure, which does not result in the creation or acquisition of fixed assets (new or second-hand). It consists mainly of expenditure on wages, salaries and supplements, purchases of goods and services and consumption of fixed capital (depreciation).

When fees charged for goods and services are offset against recurrent expenditure, the result equates to final consumption expenditure in the Australian Bureau of Statistics' national accounts framework.

Includes:

  • Operating expenses
  • Tenancy manager revenue and expense components.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare
Reference documents:Help on this termAustralian Bureau of Statistics: Government Finance Statistics 1998, Cat. No. 5514.0

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Supersedes Housing assistance agency—recurrent expenditure (administration costs) Housing assistance, Superseded 10/02/2006

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

Housing assistance agency—recurrent expenditure (administration costs), total Australian currency N[N(9)] Housing assistance, Retired 01/05/2013

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