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Person—residential type, homelessness code N[N]

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termResidential type
METeOR identifier:Help on this term398935
Registration status:Help on this termHousing assistance, Standard 23/08/2010
Homelessness, Superseded 10/08/2018
Definition:Help on this termA person's type of residential arrangement, as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Person—residential type

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
1House/townhouse/flat
2Caravan
3Tent
4Cabin
5Boat
6Improvised building/dwelling
7No dwelling/street/park/in the open
8Motor vehicle
9Boarding/rooming house
10Emergency accommodation
11Hotel/motel/bed and breakfast
12Hospital (excluding psychiatric)
13Psychiatric hospital/unit
14Disability support
15Rehabilitation
16Adult correctional facility
17Youth/juvenile justice correctional centre
18Boarding school/residential college
19Aged care facility
20Immigration detention centre
21Other
Supplementary values:Help on this term
99Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

CODE 1    House/townhouse/flat

Includes bedsits, flats attached to houses or shops etc.

CODE 7    No dwelling/street/park/in the open

Includes those people who are sleeping in public transport, e.g. riding on trains/buses etc. because they have no other option.

CODE 10   Emergency accommodation

Includes night shelter/women's refuge/youth shelter.

CODE 12   Hospital (excluding psychiatric)

Includes hospitals and other health care facilities but not specialised prison health facilities.

CODE 13   Psychiatric hospital/unit

Includes mental health units and forensic health units of corrective services systems.

CODE 14   Disability support

Includes all units whose primary role is disability support.

CODE 15   Rehabilitation facility

Includes facilities that cater for drug and alcohol rehabilitation. Excludes rehabilitation in prisons and correctional facilities.

CODE 16   Adult correctional facility

Includes those facilities whose main role is to detain and rehabilitate adult prisoners.

CODE 17   Youth/juvenile justice correctional centre

Includes those facilities whose main role is to detain and rehabilitate youth or juveniles. Community custodial facilities are included in this category.

CODE 19   Aged care facility

Nursing home, aged care hostel or non-self contained accommodation for the aged.

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

The question in 'Collection Methods' could be used for different contexts, ie before, during and immediately after assistance as the question can be adapted for past and present tenses. The context as to when the question is asked dictates the time period to which it relates, that being during or after assistance. By using the word 'did' instead of 'do' the question can be used for the period before assistance.

Collection methods:Help on this term

The permissible values for this data element are used to form the response categories to the question:

'What category, from the list best describes the type of residence/dwelling did/do you live in?'

Relational attributes

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See also Person—conditions of occupancy, code N Housing assistance, Standard 23/08/2010, Homelessness, Superseded 10/08/2018

See also Person—housing tenure type, homelessness code N Housing assistance, Standard 23/08/2010, Homelessness, Superseded 10/08/2018

Has been superseded by Person—residential type, code N[N] Homelessness, Standard 10/08/2018

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
All attributes +

Specialist Homelessness Services NMDS 2011 Housing assistance, Superseded 01/05/2013
Homelessness, Superseded 01/05/2013

DSS specific attributes +

Specialist Homelessness Services NMDS 2012-13 Housing assistance, Superseded 01/05/2013
Homelessness, Superseded 01/05/2013

DSS specific attributes +

Specialist Homelessness Services NMDS 2013-14 Housing assistance, Superseded 26/08/2014
Homelessness, Superseded 26/08/2014

DSS specific attributes +

Specialist Homelessness Services NMDS 2014-15 Housing assistance, Superseded 24/11/2016
Homelessness, Superseded 24/11/2016

DSS specific attributes +

Specialist Homelessness Services NMDS 2015-17 Homelessness, Superseded 24/11/2016

DSS specific attributes +

Specialist Homelessness Services NMDS 2017-19 Homelessness, Superseded 10/08/2018

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