Home Purchase Assistance Collection, 2015–16; Quality Statement
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Quality Statement|
|Registration status:||AIHW Data Quality Statements, Archived 06/06/2018|
|Quality statement summary:|
States and territories provide financial assistance to households to improve their access to home ownership through a number of programs and maintain administrative data sets about these programs. Extracts of these data sets are provided annually to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).
The Home Purchase Assistance (HPA) programs offered by the states and territories are:
Data include the number of households that received HPA during the 2015–16 financial year and repayable forms of HPA received prior to the 2015–16 financial year for which monies remain outstanding at the commencement of the 2015–16 financial year. Data are also reported for the value of HPA received during the 2015–16 financial year.
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 AIHW 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 state and territory, 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 states and territories. The finalised data sets are signed off by the states and territories 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). The specific reference period for these data is 2015–16.
Data are reported in the AIHW’s annual Housing assistance in Australia reports.
Users can request additional disaggregation of data which are not available online or in reports (subject to the AIHW’s confidentiality policy and state and territory approval) via the AIHW’s online data request system at https://datarequest.aihw.gov.au. Depending on the nature of the request, requests for access to unpublished data may also incur costs or require approval from the AIHW Ethics Committee.
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Metadata and definitions relating to this data source can be found in the National housing and homelessness data dictionary (AIHW Cat no. HOU269).
Supplementary information can be found in the housing collection data manuals which are available upon request.
The data collected are an administrative by-product of the management of HPA programs run by the states and territories 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 2015–16 financial year, as well as those that received repayable forms of HPA provided prior to the 2015–16 financial year for which monies remain outstanding at the commencement of the 2015–16 financial year.
There are known accuracy issues with the data collected:
State- and territory-specific issues:
New South Wales
Differences in the data collected, including which records are included or excluded from a calculation, affect the coherence of the output and comparisons between states and territories.
Coherence over time has also been affected by changes in how HPA is reported. For example, Home Purchase Advisory and Counselling Services have been excluded from the collection since 2009–10, meaning comparisons with years prior to 2010–11 should be made with caution.
The gross weekly household income is at the time of application with the following exceptions:
State- and territory-specific issues:
New South Wales
Western Australia data from previous years is thus not directly comparable to data from 2011–12 and onwards.
Australian Capital Territory
Source and reference attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
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Supersedes Home Purchase Assistance Collection, 2014-15; Quality Statement AIHW Data Quality Statements, Archived 24/05/2017
Has been superseded by Home Purchase Assistance Collection, 2016–17; Quality Statement AIHW Data Quality Statements, Archived 28/03/2019