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Dwelling history (housing assistance) cluster

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Set Specification
METeOR identifier:Help on this term478915
Registration status:Help on this termHousing assistance, Superseded 30/08/2017
DSS type:Help on this termData Element Cluster
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The Dwelling history cluster describes one record for each vacancy episode during the financial year for dwellings that are occupied or vacant at 30 June, and are managed by the public rental housing and State owned and managed Indigenous housing (SOMIH) programs.

Include:

  • Vacancy episodes from the date the certificate of occupancy was completed for newly constructed dwellings or the date when the keys were received for newly purchased dwellings
  • Vacancy episodes of dwellings headleased from private market or other programs used to house public rental housing and SOMIH households and managed by the jurisdiction.

Exclude:

  • Vacancy episodes of dwellings earmarked for demolition, sale or cancellation, unless subsequently re-tenanted
  • Dwellings owned but not administered by the jurisdiction (e.g. leased to other program areas and not administered by state housing authority).

Collection and usage attributes

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Data qualifications:

  • Where a dwelling has had a period of vacancy during with more than one vacancy reason the vacancy should be recorded as follows: if a dwelling’s vacancy has both ‘available to let’ (vacancy reason code 1.X) and ‘not available to let’ (vacancy reason code 2.X) periods it should be recorded as multiple vacancy episodes with the new episode starting each time the reason changes from 1.X to 2.X; if a dwelling’s vacancy has multiple contiguous ‘available to let’ reason periods then they should be recorded as a single vacancy, reporting the vacancy reason as the one that was applicable for the greatest number of days; and if a dwelling’s vacancy has multiple contiguous ‘not available to let’ reason periods then they should be recorded as a single vacancy, reporting the vacancy reason as the one that was applicable for the greatest number of days
  • Vacancy start date is generally the day after the previous household has ended their tenancy, i.e. equal to dt_end on the household file. Vacancy end date is the day that the next household starts their tenancy in the dwelling, i.e. equal to dt_start on the household file. However, if one household’s tenancy ends and another household’s tenancy starts in the same dwelling on the same day, the vacancy start date should be set equal to the date the previous household ended their tenancy, i.e. equal to dt_end of the previous household on the household file. (Such a vacancy episode has duration 0 days)
  • The following formula should be used to calculate the number of vacant days: VACDAYS = (VACEND - VACSTART)
  • Dwellings still vacant at 30 June of the current financial year are excluded from P10 calculations. However, jurisdictions must assign a value to VAC_DDV (vacancy reason) for EVERY vacancy episode, both ongoing and non-ongoing.

 

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Refer to the collection period of the data set to determine the reference year for this cluster.

Note: The data items VACRSN, VADCESC and VACTYPE have been removed and replaced by a new variable VAC_DDV which is populated with a standard set of vacancy reason codes (see Dwelling—vacancy reason, code N.N).

As a result of this change the following data elements from the Public Housing 2009-10 DSS and SOMIH 2009-10 DSS have been discontinued.

Source and reference attributes

Steward:Help on this termHousing and Homelessness Performance Reporting Working Group
Origin:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). Public rental housing and SOMIH national data collection: processing manual 2010-2011. Canberra: AIHW.

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Has been superseded by Dwelling history (housing assistance) cluster Housing assistance, Standard 30/08/2017

Supersedes Dwelling history (housing assistance) cluster Housing assistance, Superseded 01/05/2013

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

Public rental housing DSS 2010-11 Housing assistance, Superseded 01/05/2013

Parent DSS specific attributes +

Public rental housing DSS 2011-12 Housing assistance, Superseded 26/08/2014

Parent DSS specific attributes +

Public rental housing DSS 2012-13 Housing assistance, Superseded 30/08/2017

Parent DSS specific attributes +

State owned and managed Indigenous housing (SOMIH) DSS 2010-11 Housing assistance, Superseded 01/05/2013

Parent DSS specific attributes +

State owned and managed Indigenous housing (SOMIH) DSS 2011-12 Housing assistance, Superseded 26/08/2014
Indigenous, Endorsed 01/05/2013

Parent DSS specific attributes +

State owned and managed Indigenous housing (SOMIH) DSS 2012-13 Housing assistance, Superseded 30/08/2017

Parent DSS specific attributes +

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-Dwelling—Australian state/territory identifier, code NMandatory1
-Dwelling—dwelling identifier, X[X(14)]Mandatory1
-Dwelling—housing program type, (public rental housing/SOMIH) code NMandatory1
-Dwelling—number of days vacant, total N[NNN]Mandatory1
-Dwelling—vacancy end date, DDMMYYYYMandatory1
-Dwelling—vacancy reason, code N.NMandatory1
-Dwelling—vacancy start date, DDMMYYYYMandatory1
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