Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Short name:||Proportion of people experiencing repeat periods of homelessness, 2010.|
|Registration status:||Homelessness, Standard 16/02/2011|
|Description:||The proportion of people experiencing repeat periods of homelessness.|
|Indicator set:||National Affordable Housing Agreement (2010) Homelessness, Standard 16/02/2011|
|Quality statement:||National Affordability Housing Agreement: 4: Proportion of people experiencing repeat periods of homelessness, 2010 QS Homelessness, Standard 16/02/2011|
Collection and usage attributes
|Population group age from:||Homeless population.|
|Population group age to:||Homeless population.|
Quality longitudinal data of homeless Australians is needed to measure this performance indicator but currently does not exist. Consequently, this performance indicator is measured and reported with an interim proxy.
Number of people seeking assistance for housing/accommodation need more than once in a year/ Number of people seeking assistance for housing/accommodation needs.
|Computation:||Numerator / Denominator|
|Numerator:||Number of SAAP clients (and accompanying children) who more than once in 2007-2008 have housing/accommodation need identified by SAAP agency worker.|
|Numerator data elements:|
|Denominator:||Number of SAAP clients (and accompanying children) in 2007-2008 who have housing/accommodation need identified by a SAAP agency worker.|
|Denominator data elements:|
|Disaggregation data elements:|
The information ‘housing/accommodation need identified by SAAP agency worker’ can be sourced from Question 17 of the SAAP Client collection from. Four types of housing and accommodation are available for identification.
A SAAP support period commences when a client begins to receive support and/or supported accommodation from a SAAP agency. The support period if considered to finish when
If it is not clear whether the agency or the client has ended the relationship, the support period is assumed to have ended if no assistance has been provided to the client for a period of 1 month.
In such a case, the date the support period ended is the last contact with the client.
|Data type:||Time period|
|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, National Agreement performance information 2008-09: National Affordable Housing Agreement, Productivity Commission, Canberra.
The report was released by the COAG Reform Council in 2010.
NPA on Homelessness Baseline: 14,800 SAAP clients required 3 or more support periods in a 12 month period of financial year 2006-07.
Benchmark: By 2013, 25% reduction (down to 13,700) in 3 repeat periods of homelessness at a (homelessness) services in 12 months.
|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.
Consideration is being given to the following repeat periods of homelessness:
Numerator: Number of people experiencing repeat periods of homelessness
Denominator: Number of Australians
Presentation: Per 10,000 population
Source and reference attributes
|Submitting organisation:||Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.|
|Steward:||Housing and Homelessness Information Management Group|