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Private rent assistance DSS 2009-10

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Set Specification
METeOR identifier:Help on this term385238
Registration status:Help on this termHousing assistance, Superseded 01/05/2013
DSS type:Help on this termData Set Specification (DSS)
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Private rent assistance relates to the provision of financial assistance to enable households to access and maintain accommodation in the private rental market and includes:

  • bond loans
  • rental grants
  • rental subsidies
  • relocation expenses
  • other assistance grants.

The collection excludes non-financial assistance, for example, tenancy support services and tenancy guarantees.

Collection and usage attributes

Statistical unit:Help on this termHouseholds
Guide for use:Help on this termHouseholds receiving ongoing assistance should be counted once for the financial year only for each program type where assistance was provided—regardless of which financial year assistance commenced.
Collection methods:Help on this term


  • All households who received private rent assistance during the 2009–10 financial year.


  • Households with outstanding monies to repay for assistance provided in a previous financial year, where no new assistance was provided for year ending 30 June 2010.

Jurisdictions are requested to provide details of all programs of private rent assistance (financial only) available to households during the 2009–10 reporting period. An Excel spreadsheet is provided for this purpose and includes the following fields:

  • name of program
  • description of program
  • eligibility criteria.
Implementation start date:Help on this term01/07/2009
Implementation end date:Help on this term30/06/2010
Comments:Help on this termAs part of the 2009–10 HHIMG work program, redevelopment of the private rent assistance data collection was agreed to, in line with the new reporting requirements under the National Affordable Housing Agreement (NAHA). Subsequently, HHIMG members agreed to a unit record level collection for private rent assistance, and to the associated data items for collection and reporting for the 2009-10 financial year.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termAIHW
Steward:Help on this termHousing and Homelessness Information Management Group
Origin:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). Private rent assistance data collection, Jurisdiction manual 2009-2010. Canberra: AIHW.

Relational attributes

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Has been superseded by Private rent assistance DSS 2010-11 Housing assistance, Superseded 01/05/2013

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Housing Assistance Data Dictionary 2009-2010 Housing assistance, Candidate 01/10/2012

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-Dwelling—Australian postcode code (Postcode datafile) {NNNN}Mandatory1
-Dwelling—Australian state/territory identifier, code NMandatory1
-Dwelling—suburb/town/locality name, text [A(50)]Mandatory1
-Household—financial assistance amount received, total Australian currency N[NNNNN].NNMandatory1
-Household—gross income (weekly), total Australian currency N[NNNNN].NNMandatory1
-Household—household identifier, X[X(14)]Mandatory1
-Household—Indigenous status, yes/no code NMandatory1
-Household—principal source of cash income, (housing assistance) code N[.N.N]Mandatory1
-Household—rent paid (weekly), total Australian currency N[NNNNN].NNMandatory1
-Person—date of birth, DDMMYYYYMandatory1
-Person—person identifier (household), X[X(14)]Mandatory1
-Person—sex, code NMandatory1
-Service event—assistance received date, DDMMYYYYMandatory1
-Service event—assistance type, private rent assistance code N[N]Mandatory1
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