Australian Government: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare METeOR Home Page

Person—housing tenure type, homelessness code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termTenure type
METeOR identifier:Help on this term399288
Registration status:Help on this termHousing assistance, Standard 23/08/2010
Homelessness, Superseded 10/08/2018
Definition:Help on this term

A person seeking specialist homelessness services legal right to occupy a dwelling, as represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Person—housing tenure 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
Renter
1Renter - private housing
2Renter - public housing
3Renter - community housing
4Renter - transitional housing
5Renter - caravan park
6Renter - boarding/rooming house
7Renter - emergency accommodation/night shelter/women's refuge/youth shelter where rent is charged
8Other renter
Rent free
9Rent free - private housing
10Rent free - public housing
11Rent free - community housing
12Rent free- transitional housing
13Rent free - caravan park
14Rent free - boarding/rooming house
15Rent free - emergency accommodation/night shelter/women's refuge/youth shelter where rent is not charged
16Other rent free
Life tenure
17Life tenure scheme
Owner
18Owner - shared equity or rent/buy scheme
19Owner - being purchased/with mortgage
20Owner - fully owned
Other
21Other tenure type not elsewhere specified
22No tenure
Supplementary values:Help on this term
99Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

Renter

CODE 1   Renter - private housing

A person paying money in the private rental market in return for accommodation.

CODE 2   Renter - public housing

A person paying money to a housing authority or housing assistance agency in return for accommodation.

CODE 3   Renter - community housing

A person paying money to a housing association, housing cooperative or other not-for-profit community service organisation in return for accommodation.

CODE 4   Renter - transitional housing

A person paying money to occupy accommodation for transition towards independent living or towards returning home. The accommodation is generally more stable and provided for longer than crisis accommodation, and is linked to external support through another agency.

CODE 5   Renter - caravan park

A person paying money to rent a cabin or caravan in a caravan park.

CODE 6   Renter - boarding/rooming house

A person paying money to rent a place, room or rooms in a boarding or rooming house.

CODE 7   Renter - Emergency accommodation/night shelter/women's refuge/youth shelter where rent is charged.

CODE 8   Other renter

Rent Free

CODE 9   Rent free - private housing

A person paying no money, in exchange for accommodation in the private rental market. Excludes owners with or without a mortgage, house-sitters, and those paying accommodation in goods and services.

CODE 10   Rent free - public housing

A person paying no money, in exchange for accommodation from a housing authority or housing assistance agency. Excludes owners with or without a mortgage, house-sitters, and those paying accommodation in goods and services.

CODE 11   Rent free - community housing

A person paying no money, in exchange for accommodation, to a housing association, housing cooperative or other not-for-profit community service organisation. Excludes owners with or without a mortgage, house-sitters, and those paying accommodation in goods and services.

CODE 12   Rent free - transitional housing

A person paying no money, in exchange for accommodation for transition towards independent living or towards returning home. The accommodation is generally more stable and provided for longer than crisis accommodation, and is linked to external support through another agency.

CODE 13   Rent free - caravan park

A person paying no money, in exchange for accommodation, to occupy a cabin or caravan in a caravan park. Excludes owners with or without a mortgage, house-sitters, and those paying accommodation in goods and services.

CODE 14   Rent free - boarding/rooming house

A person paying no money, in exchange for accommodation, to occupy a place, room or rooms in a boarding or rooming house. Excludes owners with or without a mortgage, house-sitters, and those paying accommodation in goods and services.

CODE 15   Rent free - emergency accommodation/night shelter/women's refuge/youth shelter where no rent is charged.

CODE 16   Rent free - other

A person paying no money, in exchange for accommodation, to occupy any other dwelling. Excludes owners with or without a mortgage, house-sitters, and those paying accommodation in goods and services.

CODE 17   Life tenure scheme

A person with a contract to live in the dwelling for the term of his/her life but without the full rights of ownership and usually with limited or no equity in the dwelling. This is a common arrangement in retirement villages.

Owner

CODE 18   Owner - shared equity or rent/buy scheme

A person purchasing a proportion of the equity in the dwelling, and paying rent for the remainder.

CODE 19   Owner - being purchased/with mortgage

A person who owns their dwelling and is repaying a mortgage or loans secured against the dwelling, regardless of the purpose of the mortgage or secured loan.

CODE 20   Owner - fully owned

A person who owns their dwelling and is not making any payments on mortgages or loans secured against the dwelling. (Thus persons who have repaid a loan but technically not discharged the associated mortgage are included in this category).

CODE 21   Other tenure type not elsewhere specified

The tenure does not fit any of the above categories. For example: house-sitting, payment in kind, for a specific service.

CODE 22   No tenure 

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this termThis data element is intended for use specifically for data collections on homeless persons and those at risk of homelessness.
Collection methods:Help on this term

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

'Which of the following best describes your tenure?'

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

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

Has been superseded by Person—housing tenure type, homelessness code N Homelessness, Standard 10/08/2018

See also Person—residential type, homelessness code N[N] Housing assistance, Standard 23/08/2010, Homelessness, Superseded 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

DSS specific attributes +
My items Help on this term
Download Help on this term