Australian Government: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare METeOR Home Page

Indigenous community housing DSS 2013-18

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Set Specification
METeOR identifier:Help on this term596369
Registration status:Help on this termHousing assistance, Standard 30/08/2017
DSS type:Help on this termData Set Specification (DSS)
Scope:Help on this term

The Indigenous Community Housing (ICH) data set specification defines information about Indigenous community housing organisations (ICHOs), the dwellings they manage and the households assisted.

ICHOs are any Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander organisations that are responsible for managing housing for Indigenous people. This includes community organisations such as resource agencies and land councils, which have a range of functions, provided that they manage housing for Indigenous people.

The ICH data set specification includes dwellings:

  • managed by Indigenous community housing organisations (ICHO)
  • available for medium- to long-term housing tenure
  • targeted to Indigenous people.

The ICH data set specification excludes dwellings:

  • managed under:
    • mainstream community housing (i.e. not managed by an ICHO)
    • public rental housing
    • state owned and managed Indigenous housing (SOMIH)
    • the Crisis Accommodation Program.
  • no longer under the administration of the ICHO at 30 June of the reference year (including dwellings demolished, sold or otherwise disposed of); and
  • not yet available to the ICHO at 30 June of the reference year (including those still under construction or being purchased).

Collection and usage attributes

Statistical unit:Help on this term

Dwelling, Household and Service provider organisation.

Collection methods:Help on this term

National reporting arrangements

State and territory housing authorities provide the data to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) for national collation on an annual basis. Data are sourced from ICHOs via surveys, the jurisdiction's administrative systems, and dwelling audits conducted by state/territory housing authorities.

Periods for which data are collected and nationally collated

The reference period starts on 1 July and ends on 30 June each financial year. The reference period for this collection is the financial year for which the data were collected: 2013-14, 2014-15 and so forth.

Implementation start date:Help on this term01/07/2013
Implementation end date:Help on this term30/06/2018
Comments:Help on this term

While approved as the national standard, some details are not presented in accordance with best practice standards for metadata published as national standards in METeOR. Improvements may be made to the presentation of the metadata in the future; however they will not affect the meaning of the metadata or the interpretation of data collected using the metadata.

Glossary items

Glossary terms that are relevant to this data set include:

Boarding house building

Boarding house room

Boarding house unit

Canadian National Occupancy Standard (CNOS)

Geographic indicator


Non-cash housing assistance expenses

Non-financial asset

Other non-salary housing assistance expenses

Urban Centre

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Steward:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare
Origin:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) 2014. Indigenous community housing data collection, processing and data manuals. Canberra: AIHW.

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Has been superseded by Indigenous Community Housing DSS 2018- Housing assistance, Standard 10/05/2019

Supersedes Indigenous community housing DSS 2012-13 Housing assistance, Superseded 30/08/2017

Metadata items in this Data Set SpecificationHelp on this term

    Show more detail
Seq No.Help on this termMetadata itemHelp on this term ObligationHelp on this term Max occursHelp on this term
1Organisation file cluster (Indigenous community housing)Mandatory1
2Dwelling file cluster (Indigenous community housing)Mandatory1
3Household file cluster (Indigenous community housing)Mandatory1
My items Help on this term
Download Help on this term