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Household (housing assistance) cluster

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Set Specification
METeOR identifier:Help on this term605255
Registration status:Help on this termHousing assistance, Superseded 30/08/2017
DSS type:Help on this termData Element Cluster
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The Household cluster describes one record for all households assisted during the financial year, irrespective of whether they are ongoing at 30 June or ceased assistance before 1 July (of the same calendar year).



  • Households residing in 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:

  • All newly allocated households should have a WAITID and application date if they were waitlisted (i.e., not directly tenanted).
  • End date should be blank for any household who ceased assistance after 30 June or for any household who is still receiving assistance at point of extraction.
  • Descriptors at 30 June include those households with an end date of 30 June and those with a blank end date.
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Refer to the collection period of the data set to determine the reference year for this cluster.

Source and reference attributes

Steward:Help on this termHousing and Homelessness Information Management Group
Reference documents:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) 2013. National housing and homelessness data dictionary: version 1, 2013. Cat. no. HOU 269. Canberra: AIHW.

Relational attributes

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Has been superseded by Household (housing assistance) cluster Housing assistance, Standard 30/08/2017

Supersedes Household (housing assistance) cluster Housing assistance, Superseded 30/08/2017

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

Public rental housing DSS 2013-14 Housing assistance, Superseded 30/08/2017

Parent DSS specific attributes +

State owned and managed Indigenous housing (SOMIH) DSS 2013-14 Housing assistance, Superseded 30/08/2017

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-Dwelling—housing program type, (public rental housing/SOMIH) code NMandatory1
-Dwelling—number of occupants, total N[N]Mandatory1
-Dwelling—weekly market rent value, total Australian currency N[NNNNN].NNMandatory1
-Household—application date, DDMMYYYYMandatory1
-Household—assessable weekly income, total Australian currency N[NNNNN].NNMandatory1
-Household—Australian state/territory identifier, code NMandatory1
-Household—disability status, yes/no code NMandatory1
-Household—greatest need date, DDMMYYYYMandatory1
-Household—greatest need indicator, yes/no code NMandatory1
-Household—greatest need reason, code NMandatory1
-Household—gross weekly income, total Australian currency N[NNNNN].NNMandatory1
-Household—Indigenous status, yes/no code NMandatory1
-Household—new allocation status (financial year), code NMandatory1
-Household—rebated rent status, code NMandatory1
-Household—transfer status (financial year), yes/no code NMandatory1
-Household—weekly rebate amount, total Australian currency N[NNNNN].NNMandatory1
-Household—weekly rent charged, total Australian currency N[NNNNN].NNMandatory1
-Service event—tenancy end date, DDMMYYYYMandatory1
-Service event—tenancy start date, DDMMYYYYMandatory1
-Service provider organisation—dwelling identifier, X[X(14)]Mandatory1
-Service provider organisation—household identifier, X[X(14)]Mandatory1
-Waitlist applicant—waitlist applicant identifier, X[X(14)]Mandatory1
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