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Accommodation type code NN{.N}

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termValue Domain
METeOR identifier:Help on this term564676
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 13/11/2014
ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018
Definition:Help on this termA code set representing the type of accommodation.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termNN{.N}
Maximum character length:Help on this term3
Permissible values:Help on this term
Independent residential
11Private residence
12Boarding house/private hotel
13Informal housing
14None/homeless/public place
Supported independent living
21Domestic-scale supported living facility
22Supported accommodation facility
23Short term crisis, emergency or transitional accommodation facility
Residential care
31.1Acute hospital
31.2Psychiatric hospital
31.3Rehabilitation hospital
31.8Other hospital
Special-purpose residential setting
32.1Residential aged care facility
Community care residential unit
33.1Mental health
33.2Alcohol and other drugs
33.8Other specialised community residential
34Prison/remand centre/youth training centre
Supplementary values:Help on this term
99Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

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Independent residential

Independent living accommodation in a private setting.

CODE 11   Private residence

A largely self-contained dwelling intended for occupation by one or more usual residents, regardless of whether the dwelling is owned, being purchased or being rented privately, publicly or through a community organisation.

Includes: Dwellings in public housing estates, caravans, mobile homes, cabins, other permanent structures located in caravan parks, dwellings at marinas, houseboats, independent living units within a retirement village.

CODE 12   Boarding house/private hotel

Residence of the person living independently in a dwelling receiving services only if these are provided independently of the accommodation.

Includes: Hotel, motel, boarding house, private hotel.

Excludes: Aged persons’ hostel.

CODE 13   Informal housing

Residence occupied outside legal tenure arrangement, improvised and makeshift dwellings.

Includes: Squat, humpy, tent.

CODE 14   None/homeless/public place

Includes: Public places such as streets and parks, as well as temporary shelters such as bus shelters or camps or other settings where the client would be considered to be living rough or homeless.


Supported independent living

Residential setting is owned or provided by a service provider.

CODE 21   Domestic-scale supported living facility

Community living settings in which service users reside in a facility that provides support in some way by staff or volunteers. This category includes group homes, cluster apartments where a support worker lives on site, community residential apartments, congregate care arrangements, etc. Domestic-scale supported living settings may or may not have 24-hour supervision and care.

Includes:  Smaller domestic-scale supported accommodation facilities (less than 7 people) which may or may not have 24-hour supervision or care.

Excludes: Independent living units in retirement villages and community psychiatric facilities.

CODE 22   Supported accommodation facility

Settings in which service users reside in an accommodation facility which provides board or lodging for a number of people. Residents are generally responsible for their own provisions, but may be provided with domestic assistance. Support services are usually provided on a 24-hour basis by rostered care workers.

Includes: apartments, flats or unit where support is provided by a carer; and special purpose hostels for young people.

Excludes: Smaller supported accommodation facilities (less than 7 people) which may or may not have 24-hour supervision or care; residential facilities for people with a disability, mental health and/or drug and alcohol.

CODE 23   Short term crisis, emergency or transitional accommodation facility

Settings in which clients in a crisis or emergency receive immediate and/or short-term accommodation or a special purpose facility providing accommodation and support as part of the transition between a supported living environment and independent living.

Includes: Night shelters, refuges, hostels for the homeless, womens' shelters.


Residential care

Settings in which persons receive care in a health care facility as either an admitted or non-admitted patient, secure detention centre for persons on remand, in the custody of the relevant State or Territory authority for correctional services, or in police detention. Also included are residential facilities providing personal care, regular basic nursing care and health care to chronically ill, frail, disabled or convalescent people or hospitals in-patient with an age-related illness of condition.


A health-care facility established under Commonwealth, state or territory legislation as a hospital or a free-standing day procedure unit and authorised to provide treatment and/or care to patients.

CODE 31.1   Acute hospital

An establishment that provides at least minimal medical, surgical or obstetric services for inpatient treatment and/or care, and which provide round-the-clock comprehensive qualified nursing service as well as other necessary professional services. They must be licensed by the state health department, or controlled by government departments. Most of the patients have acute conditions or temporary ailments and the average stay per admission is relatively short.

Includes: Hospitals and other health care facilities but not specialised prison health facilities or psychiatric hospitals.

CODE 31.2   Psychiatric hospital

Establishments devoted primarily to the treatment and care of inpatients with psychiatric, mental, or behavioural disorders.

Includes: Mental health units and forensic health units of corrective services systems.

CODE 31.3   Rehabilitation hospital

An establishment that provides care in which the primary clinical purpose or treatment goal is improvement in the functioning of a patient with an impairment, activity limitation or participation restriction due to a health condition. The patient will be capable of actively participating.

Rehabilitation care is always:

  • delivered under the management of or informed by a clinician with specialised expertise in rehabilitation, and
  • evidenced by an individualised multidisciplinary management plan, which is documented in the patient’s medical record, that includes negotiated goals within specified time frames and formal assessment of functional ability.

CODE 31.8   Other hospital

Includes: Multi-purpose services

Special-purpose residential setting

A residential facility providing personal care, regular basic nursing care and health care to chronically ill, frail, disabled or convalescent people with an age-related illness or condition. Usually permanent/long term arrangement.

CODE 32.1   Residential aged care facility

Includes: Aged care hostels, nursing homes.

Community care residential unit

Usually a temporary accommodation unit proving support, non-acute care and other services to people with a particular personal or social difficulty.

CODE 33.1   Mental health

An establishment that provides specialised mental health care on an overnight basis in a domestic-like environment.

CODE 33.2   Alcohol and other drugs

Includes: Facilities that cater for drug and alcohol rehabilitation. Excludes rehabilitation in prisons and correctional facilities.

CODE 33.8   Other specialised community residential


Secure detention centre for persons on remand, in the custody of the relevant state or territory for correctional services, or in police detention.

CODE 34   Prison/remand centre/youth training centre

Includes: Prisons, remand centres, police centres, youth training centres and juvenile justice centres.



CODE 88   Other

Includes: Children under a court or guardianship order with no usual address.

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Person—usual accommodation type prior to service episode, code NN{.N} Health, Standard 13/11/2014
ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018

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