Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Quality Statement|
|Registration status:||AIHW Data Quality Statements, Archived 06/01/2017|
|Quality statement summary:|
Four (4) jurisdictions – New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia and Tasmania – provide a range of State Owned and Managed Indigenous Housing (SOMIH) programs and maintain administrative data sets about these programs. These data sets are provided annually to the AIHW.
The data in this collection contain information about SOMIH dwellings, households assisted and households on the waiting list for the following two reference periods: 2014-15 financial year and point in time at 30 June 2015.
The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (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 SOMIH collection is based on the financial year (ending 30 June). The specific reference period for these data is 2014–15.
Users can request additional disaggregation 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.
Metadata and definitions relating to this data source can be found in the National Housing and Homelessness 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 upon request.
The data collected are an administrative by-product of the management of SOMIH programs and conform well in terms of scope, coverage and reference period. SOMIH programs are delivered in only four jurisdictions – NSW, QLD, SA and TAS.
Classifications used for income, greatest need and vacancy reason are not consistent across the jurisdictions and are mapped to a common standard.
There are known accuracy issues with the data collected:
Specific State/Territory issues:
Data for individual jurisdictions may not be comparable to previous years due to differences in the accuracy of the data over time. Differences between jurisdictions concerning incomplete or missing information, out-of-date information and coding errors can affect the coherence of the outputs.
Coherence over time has been affected by changes in methodology:
State and Territory Government housing authorities’ bedroom entitlement policies may differ from the Canadian National Occupancy Standard (CNOS) which is used in dwelling utilisation calculations.
Specific State/Territory issues:
Source and reference attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
|Related metadata references:|
Has been superseded by State Owned and Managed Indigenous Housing Data Collection, 2015–16; Quality Statement AIHW Data Quality Statements, Archived 22/12/2017
Supersedes State Owned and Managed Indigenous Housing data collection, 2013-14; Quality Statement AIHW Data Quality Statements, Archived 31/05/2016