Dwelling (housing assistance) cluster

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Set Specification
METeOR identifier:500033
Registration status:Housing assistance, Superseded 01/05/2013
DSS type:Data Element Cluster

The Dwelling cluster describes data on all occupied and vacant dwellings that are managed by the public rental housing and SOMIH programs at 30 June. One record should be provided for each dwelling.

Records requested:


  • Dwellings headleased from private market or other programs and managed by the jurisdiction.


  • Dwellings no longer under the administration of the property manager/agent at 30 June.
  • Dwellings not yet available to the property manager/agency at 30 June, such as those still under construction or being purchased.
  • 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

Collection methods:

Data qualifications:

  • Bedsits are to be reported as 1 bedroom AND counted as 1 bedroom for performance indicator calculations.
  • Occupied dwellings can be tenantable or untenantable.
  • Dwellings undergoing major redevelopment should be coded as 2 No and DEVSTAT should be set to 1 Yes.
Comments:Refer to the collection period of the data set to determine the reference year for this cluster.

Source and reference attributes

Steward:Housing and Homelessness Performance Reporting Working Group
Origin:Australian 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:

Has been superseded by Dwelling (housing assistance) cluster Housing assistance, Superseded 30/08/2017

Supersedes Dwelling (housing assistance) cluster Housing assistance, Superseded 01/05/2013

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:
All attributes +

Public rental housing DSS 2010-11 Housing assistance, Superseded 01/05/2013

Parent DSS specific attributes +

State owned and managed Indigenous housing (SOMIH) DSS 2010-11 Housing assistance, Superseded 01/05/2013

Parent DSS specific attributes +

Metadata items in this Data Set Specification

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Seq No.Metadata item Obligation Max occurs
-Dwelling—Australian postcode code (Postcode datafile) {NNNN}Mandatory1
-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—major redevelopment indicator, yes/no code NMandatory1
-Dwelling—number of bedrooms, total N[NN]Mandatory1
-Dwelling—occupancy status, code NMandatory1
-Dwelling—structure type, code N[N]Mandatory1
-Dwelling—tenantability status, code NMandatory1
-Dwelling—weekly market rent value, total Australian currency N[NNNNN].NNMandatory1