Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Short name:||Proportion of Australians who are homeless, 2010.|
|Registration status:||Homelessness, Standard 16/02/2011|
|Description:||The proportion of Australians who are homeless (primary homeless + secondary homeless + tertiary homeless, as defined by Chamberlain and MacKenzie in Counting the Homeless 2006).|
|Indicator set:||National Affordable Housing Agreement (2010) Homelessness, Standard 16/02/2011|
|Quality statement:||National Affordable Housing Agreement: 3:Proportion of Australians who are homeless, 2010 QS Homelessness, Standard 16/02/2011|
Collection and usage attributes
|Population group age from:||Total Australian population.|
|Population group age to:||Total Australian population.|
|Computation description:||Number of people who are homeless / Number of Australians.|
|Numerator:||Number of people who are homeless.|
|Numerator data elements:|
|Denominator:||Number of Australians.|
|Denominator data elements:|
|Disaggregation data elements:|
2006 Census data (not adjusted by undercount estimates).
No data is currently available for the numerator number of homeless Australia’s for 2007-2008 and 2008-2009.
The latest data that are available refer to year 2006-2007 (specifically with the reference date 8 August 2006_ and appear in the Chamberlain and MacKenzie national and state/territory Counting the Homeless 2006 reports. The estimates are based on data from the 2006 Census, 2006-2007 Supported Accommodation Assistance Program (SAAP) and the 3rd National Census of Homeless School Students).
|Data type:||Point in time|
|Unit of measure:||Person|
Indicator conceptual framework
|Framework and dimensions:||Shelter and housing|
Data source attributes
Intergovernmental Agreement on Federal Financial Relations for the National Affordability Housing Agreement (NAHA), annual.
|Organisation responsible for providing data:|
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.
SCRGSP (Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision) 2009,
The report was released by the COAG Reform Council in 2010.
NPA on Homelessness Baseline: 104,676 Australian who are homeless in 2006.
Benchmark: By 2013 a decrease of 7% (less than 97,350 homeless people).
|Further data development / collection required:||The AIHW has been funded through the Commonwealth appropriation to develop a new national homelessness data collection which is to become operational on 1 July 2011. The new data collection will be client-based and collect data on clients receiving homelessness services as well as the nature and impact of the resulting services responses. The collection will also seek to improve and incorporate data from crisis and transitional accommodation services.|
Before the new homelessness data collection is operational and ready to be used for COAG reporting, AIHW and ABS will, under the guidance of HHIMG and in collaboration with other experts, put in place a development plan to further improve the interim proxy measure for the next two CRC reporting rounds.
Suggestions have also been made on reviewing the methodology of the Counting the Homeless reports which will include a review of the three-tier homelessness categorisation and definition of homelessness. The review will be conducted under the guidance of HHIMG and in collaboration with FaHCSIA, AIHW, ABS and subject matter experts.
Source and reference attributes
|Submitting organisation:||Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.|
|Steward:||Housing and Homelessness Information Management Group|