Indigenous community housing 2013-14 Data Quality Statement
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Quality Statement|
|Registration status:||AIHW Data Quality Statements, Archived 31/05/2016|
|Quality statement summary:|
Data are provided annually to the AIHW by jurisdictions and are sourced from Indigenous community housing organisations (ICHOs) via surveys, the jurisdiction’s administrative systems and dwelling audits conducted by jurisdictions.
The annual data collection captures information about ICHOs, the dwellings they manage and the households assisted at 30 June 2014. Financial information is for the year ending 30 June 2014.
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The AIHW receives, compiles, edits and verifies the data in collaboration with jurisdictions. The finalised data sets are signed off by the jurisdictions and used by the AIHW for reporting and analysis.
Data are collected annually for the financial year ending 30 June. The reference period for this collection is the 2013–14 financial year and is mostly a 30 June 2014 snapshot, but also captures 2013–14 household activity.
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Metadata and definitions relating to this data source can be found in the National Housing Assistance Data Dictionary (AIHW Cat no. HOU269) http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=60129543695.Supplementary information can be found in the housing collection data manuals available at http://meteor.aihw.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/487037.
The ICH data collection contains information about ICHOs, the dwellings they manage and the households assisted.
An ICHO are any Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander organisation that are responsible for managing medium to long term 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 data collection only includes information about ICHOs that received government funding for the provision of housing assistance within the financial year, with the exception of counts of known unfunded ICHOs (D19b) and the number of permanent dwellings managed by these unfunded ICHOs (D1b).
Reported findings are based on data reported by jurisdictions to the AIHW.
There are known issues with the accuracy of data collected:
• Complete data was not reported for all ICHOs as per the national standards reflecting inconsistencies in the data recorded about individual households/dwellings within ICH administrative systems, missing records and proxy data being reported where the required data was not captured as per the national standard.
• High rates of unknown values were reported for some data items.
• This collection does not include an indigenous identifier - all households are assumed to include at least one indigenous member.
In the absence of an independent and reliable national data set containing information about the size and characteristics of the ICH sector, no attempt was made to correct the data for errors e.g. where no information was provided for an ICHO, where there were missing records for specific households/dwellings managed by an ICHO, for missing records, or for unknown values.
Specific State/Territory issues are:
New South Wales and South Australia
Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia, South Australia and Tasmania
• From 2009–10, the scope of most data items within the ICH collection was restricted to ICHOs that received funding within the financial year. These jurisdictions have advised that they are unable to comment on the quality of the unfunded information provided as they have little ability to enforce compliance with reporting requirements.
Queensland, Western Australia and South Australia
• A new system implementation in 2012-13 led to unexpected data quality issues in the reported data for additional bedrooms and occupancy. As a result data for overcrowding and occupancy for 2012-13 and 2013-14 was not provided to AIHW.
• A new arrears policy was implemented in 2012-13. This contributed to improvements in data quality for rent in 2013-14.
Data for individual jurisdictions may not be comparable to previous years due to differences in the accuracy of the data over time e.g. reflecting differences in how the data for the collection was sourced by jurisdictions, the number and profiles of ICHOs for which data was provided/not provided, the completeness of the data reported for some ICHOs and the instances of unknown values recorded for some data items. There have been a variety of different data quality issues each year. For specific caveats on previous years’ data, consult the footnotes and DQS in the relevant edition of this report.
From 2009–10, the scope of most data items within the ICH collection was restricted to ICHOs that received funding within the financial year. This is consistent with the scope of the 2006–07 and earlier collections. In comparison, in the 2008–09 and 2007–08 collections, more data items reflected the performance of both funded and unfunded ICHOs.
Previously, the Australian Government had administrative responsibility for some ICHOs in Victoria, Queensland and all ICHOs in Tasmania. Data for these dwellings were reported collectively under the jurisdiction ‘Australian Government’. In 2009, responsibility for these ICHOs was transferred to the respective jurisdiction, and data for these dwellings are now reported under the relevant state or territory.
Specific State/Territory issues are:
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory
Source and reference attributes
|Submitting organisation:||Australian Institute of Health and Welfare|
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Has been superseded by Indigenous Community Housing Collection, 2014-15; Quality Statement AIHW Data Quality Statements, Archived 06/06/2017
Supersedes Indigenous community housing 2012-13 Data Quality Statement AIHW Data Quality Statements, Archived 05/06/2015