Dwelling—housing program type

Metadata item type:Data Element Concept
METeOR identifier:459029
Registration status:Housing assistance, Superseded 30/08/2017
Definition:The type of housing program under which a dwelling is allocated.

Object Class attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Object class:Dwelling
Definition:A structure or a discrete space within a structure intended for people to live in or where a person or group of people live. Thus a structure that people actually live in is a dwelling regardless of its intended purpose, but a vacant structure is only a dwelling if intended for human residence. A dwelling may include one or more rooms used as an office or workshop provided the dwelling is in residential use.
Context:Dwellings are the main counting unit in the housing sector. Dwellings are reported for a variety of purposes including number of untenantable or tenantable, and occupied or vacant dwellings. Dwellings may be owned and/or, managed, and/or available for a use by a specific program, including head-leased stock from private and government sources. A dwelling includes a boarding house building and boarding house units.
Specialisation of:Environmental factors

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

Boarding house rooms or beds are not identified as separate dwellings unless they are self-contained. Self-contained rooms are therefore defined as units and are counted as a separate dwelling.

For the public rental housing and state owned and managed Indigenous housing data collections, the number of tenancy (rental) units is used as a proxy for counting the number of dwellings.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:

National Housing Data Development Committee

Origin:Australian Bureau of Statistics: 2001 Census Data Dictionary (Cat. no. 2901.0). Reference through: http://www.abs.gov.au.

Property attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Property:Housing program type
Definition:A descriptor of the type of housing program.
Property group:Service provision event

Data element concept attributes

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Has been superseded by Dwelling—housing program type Housing assistance, Standard 30/08/2017

Data Elements implementing this Data Element Concept:

Dwelling—housing program type, (public rental housing/SOMIH) code N Housing assistance, Superseded 30/08/2017

Dwelling—housing program type, community housing code N[N] Housing assistance, Superseded 30/08/2017