Home Purchase Assistance Collection, 2014-15; Quality Statement
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Quality Statement|
|Registration status:||AIHW Data Quality Statements, Archived 24/05/2017|
|Quality statement summary:|
All states and territories provide the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) with Home Purchase Assistance (HPA) data from their administrative systems.
Care should be taken when comparing data across jurisdictions, given differences in the types of HPA programs run and differences in the broader jurisdictional housing systems.
Care should also be taken when comparing data across time due to changes in the underlying HPA programs and how they are classified.
All states and territories provide HPA and maintain administrative data sets about these programs. These data sets are provided annually to the AIHW. This collection contains data about HPA received during the 2014-15 financial year and repayable forms of HPA provided prior to the 2014-15 financial year for which monies remain outstanding at the commencement of the 2014-15 financial year.
The AIHW is a major national agency set up by the Australian Government under the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Act 1987 to provide reliable, regular and relevant information and statistics on Australia's health and welfare. It is an independent corporate Commonwealth entity established in 1987, governed by a management Board, and accountable to the Australian Parliament through the Health portfolio.
The AIHW aims to improve the health and wellbeing of Australians through better health and welfare information and statistics. It collects and reports information on a wide range of topics and issues, ranging from health and welfare expenditure, hospitals, disease and injury, and mental health, to ageing, homelessness, disability and child protection.
The Institute also plays a role in developing and maintaining national metadata standards. This work contributes to improving the quality and consistency of national health and welfare statistics. The Institute works closely with governments and non-government organisations to achieve greater adherence to these standards in administrative data collections to promote national consistency and comparability of data and reporting.
One of the main functions of the AIHW is to work with the states and territories to improve the quality of administrative data and, where possible, to compile national data sets based on data from each jurisdiction, to analyse these data sets and disseminate information and statistics.
The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Act 1987, in conjunction with compliance to the Privacy Act 1988, (Commonwealth of Australia) ensures that the data collections managed by the AIHW are kept securely and under the strictest conditions with respect to privacy and confidentiality.
For further information see the AIHW website www.aihw.gov.au
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.
The reference period for the HPA data collection is based on the financial year (ending 30 June). Data are collected and published annually. The specific reference period for these data is 2014-15.
Annual data are reported in Housing Assistance in Australia 2016, which is available publicly on the AIHW website.
Users can request additional disaggregations of data which are not available online or in reports (subject to jurisdiction approval) via the AIHW’s online data request system at https://datarequest.aihw.gov.au/_layouts/AdHocDataRequest/LodgeRequest.aspx/. Requests that take longer than half an hour to compile are charged for on a cost-recovery basis. General enquiries about AIHW publications can be made to the Digital and Media Communications Unit on (02) 6244 1026 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Detailed metadata and definitions relating to this data source can be found in the Data Set Specifications, which can be downloaded from the AIHW website at http://meteor.aihw.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/181162, and in the National Housing and Homelessness Data Dictionary, which can be downloaded from the AIHW website at http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=60129543695. Supplementary information can be found in the HPA Data Collection Manual, which is available upon request from the AIHW at email@example.com.
The data collected are an administrative by-product of the management of HPA programs administered by the jurisdictions and conform well in terms of scope, coverage and reference period.
HPA for the purpose of this collection relates to the provision of financial assistance to enable households to improve their access to home ownership and includes:
In-scope households are those that received HPA assistance in the 2014-15 financial year, as well as those that received repayable forms of HPA provided prior to the 2014-15 financial year for which monies remain outstanding at the commencement of the 2014-15 financial year.
There are known accuracy issues with the data collected:
Specific State/Territory issues:
Differences in the data collected, including which records are included or excluded from a calculation in different jurisdictions, affect the coherence of the output and ability to make comparisons between jurisdictions.
New South Wales
Caution is advised when comparing data for 2014-15 with that of previous years. Data may not be directly comparable with previous years due to:
Australian Capital Territory
Source and reference attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
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Has been superseded by Home Purchase Assistance Collection, 2015–16; Quality Statement AIHW Data Quality Statements, Archived 06/06/2018
Supersedes Home purchase assistance 2013-14 Data Quality Statement AIHW Data Quality Statements, Archived 31/05/2016