Dwelling—vacancy start date, DDMMYYYY

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Vacancy start date
METeOR identifier:607870
Registration status:Housing assistance, Standard 30/08/2017

The start date of a dwelling vacancy period, which begins on the date that the previous tenancy agreement ends, expressed as DDMMYYYY.

Data Element Concept:Dwelling—vacancy start date

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Date
Data type:Date/Time
Maximum character length:8

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

In housing collections, the vacancy start and end dates are used to measure the average time taken for tenantable vacant stock to be occupied by a tenant. The vacancy start date is generally the day after the previous household has ended their tenancy. However, if one household’s tenancy ends and another household’s tenancy starts in the same dwelling on the same day, the vacancy start date should be set equal to the date the previous household ended their tenancy.

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

See also Dwelling—vacancy end date, DDMMYYYY Housing assistance, Standard 30/08/2017

Supersedes Dwelling—vacancy start date, DDMMYYYY Housing assistance, Superseded 30/08/2017

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:

Dwelling history (housing assistance) cluster Housing assistance, Standard 30/08/2017

Public Housing and State Owned and Managed Indigenous housing (PH & SOMIH) DSS 2018- Housing assistance, Standard 10/05/2019

DSS specific attributes +