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Person—residential setting, NDA code N[N]

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termResidential setting (NDA)
METeOR identifier:Help on this term386445
Registration status:Help on this termDisability, Superseded 29/02/2016
Community Services (retired), Superseded 10/04/2013 [Non DictionaryHelp on this term]
Definition:Help on this termThe type of physical setting in which a person usually resides, as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Person—residential setting

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN[N]
Maximum character length:Help on this term2
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
1Private residence (e.g. private or public rental, owned, purchasing etc)
2Residence within an Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander community (e.g. rented private residence, temporary shelter)
3Domestic-scale supported living facility (e.g. group homes)
4Supported accommodation facility (e.g. hostels, supported residential services or facilities)
5Boarding house/private hotel
6Independent living unit within a retirement village
7Residential aged care facility (nursing home or aged care hostel)
8Psychiatric/mental health community care facility
9Hospital
10Short term crisis, emergency or transitional accommodation facility (e.g. night shelters, refuges, hostels for the homeless, halfway houses)
11Public place/temporary shelter
12Other
Supplementary values:Help on this term
99Not stated/inadequately described (not for use in primary data collections)

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

‘Usual’ is defined as where the person usually resides for four or more days per week on average. If it is difficult to determine the person’s ‘usual’ residential setting for the reporting period, the setting the person resided in during the reference week is reported.

CODE 1 Private residence 

Private residence refers to private residences which include a wide range of dwelling types, such as houses, flats, units, caravans, mobile homes, boats etc.

CODE 2 Residence within an Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander community

Residence within an Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander community should be used for service users that live in this type of setting, regardless of whether the residence is a private residence or a public place/temporary shelter (codes 1 and 11).

CODE 3 Domestic-scale supported living facility

Domestic-scale supported living facility refers to community living settings in which service users reside in a facility that provides support in some way by staff or volunteers. This category includes group homes, cluster apartments where a support worker lives on site, community residential apartments, congregate care arrangements, etc. Domestic-scale supported living settings may or may not have 24 hour supervision and care. Independent living units in retirement villages should be coded to 6 and community psychiatric facilities should be coded to 8. (Service users receiving service type 1.04 ‘Group homes’ should be coded to 3).

CODE 4 Supported accommodation facility

Supported accommodation facility refers to settings in which service users reside in an accommodation facility which provides board or lodging for a number of people and which has support services provided on what is usually a 24 hour basis by rostered care workers. (Service users receiving DS NMDS service types 1.01, 1.02 or 1.03 should be coded to 4). Supported accommodation facilities include hostels for people with disability. This code should be used for larger supported accommodation facilities (usually 7 or more people) that provide 24 hour supervision or care. Smaller supported accommodation facilities (i.e. less than 7 people) which may or may not have 24 hour supervision or care should be coded to 3 ‘Domestic-scale supported living facility’. Aged care hostels should be coded to 7 ‘residential aged care facility’.

CODE 7 Residential aged care facility

Residential aged care facility includes permanent residents of Residential aged care services (formerly nursing homes and aged care hostels) and Multi-purpose services or Multi-purpose centres, who are receiving low level or high level care.

CODE 8 Psychiatric/mental health community care facility

Psychiatric/mental health community care facility refers to community care units which provide accommodation and non-acute care and support on a temporary basis to people with mental illness or psychological disabilities.

CODE 11 Public place/temporary shelter

Public place/temporary shelter includes public places such as streets and parks, as well as temporary shelters such as bus shelters or camps and accommodation outside legal tenure arrangements, such as squats.

CODE 12 Other

Other includes situations such as a child under a court/guardianship order with no usual address. 

Collection methods:Help on this termThe person’s residential setting should relate to the same place described under 'living arrangement', and 'service user postcode'.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termNational Disability Data Network (NDDN)
Origin:Help on this termDisability Services National Minimum Data Set (DS NMDS) collection: data guide 2012–13.

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Has been superseded by Person—residential setting, accommodation type (NDA) code N[N] Disability, Superseded 15/12/2017

Has been superseded by Person—residential setting, disability code N[N]{.N} Disability, Standard 13/08/2015, Community Services (retired), Standard 10/04/2013

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
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Disability Services NMDS 2009-10 Community Services (retired), Superseded 15/12/2011

DSS specific attributes +

Disability Services NMDS 2010-11 Community Services (retired), Superseded 15/12/2011

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Disability Services NMDS 2011-12 Community Services (retired), Superseded 13/03/2013

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Disability Services NMDS 2012-14 Community Services (retired), Standard 13/03/2013

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Disability Services NMDS 2014-15 Disability, Superseded 29/02/2016
Community Services (retired), Proposed 23/04/2014

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