Household—Australian state/territory identifier

Metadata item type:Data Element Concept
METeOR identifier:385979
Registration status:Housing assistance, Superseded 30/08/2017
Definition:The Australian state or territory where a household is located.

Object Class attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Object class:Household

A group of two or more related or unrelated people who usually reside in the same dwelling, and who make common provision for food or other essentials for living; or a single person living in a dwelling who makes provision for his or her own food and other essentials for living, without combining with any other person.


Together with family, household is considered one of the basic groups of social aggregation. Information on household numbers and composition aids in identifying groups within the population such as Indigenous households or the number of people living alone.

Specialisation of:Person/group of persons

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

For housing data collections, the number of tenancy agreements is a practical proxy for calculating the number of households receiving housing assistance.

The persons in the group may pool their incomes and have a common budget to a greater or lesser extent: they may be related or unrelated persons, or a combination of both.

Only usual residents of the household are included as members of the household. Visitors to a household are, by definition, excluded from the household.

Source and reference attributes


CSHA Public rental housing data manual 2001-02


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:Housing and Homelessness Information Management Group

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Has been superseded by Household—Australian state/territory identifier Housing assistance, Standard 30/08/2017

Data Elements implementing this Data Element Concept:

Household—Australian state/territory identifier, code N Housing assistance, Superseded 30/08/2017