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Dwelling

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termObject Class
METeOR identifier:Help on this term662863
Registration status:Help on this termHousing assistance, Standard 30/08/2017
Definition:Help on this term

A structure or a discrete space within a structure intended for people to live in or where a person or group of people live.

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Dwellings are the main statistical unit in the housing sector. Information on the number of occupied dwellings and tenantable and untenantable vacancies in a dwelling is collected by housing providers for planning purposes. Dwellings may be owned, managed, and/or made available for use by a specific program, including head-leased stock from private and government sources. Dwellings include boarding house buildings and boarding house units.

Collection and usage attributes

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A structure that people actually live in is a dwelling regardless of its intended purpose, but a vacant structure is only a dwelling if intended for human residence. A dwelling may include one or more rooms used as an office or workshop provided the dwelling is in residential use.

Boarding house rooms or beds are not identified as separate dwellings unless they are self-contained. Self-contained rooms are therefore defined as units and are counted as a separate dwelling.

For the public rental housing and state owned and managed Indigenous housing data collections, the number of tenancy (rental) units is used as a proxy for counting the number of dwellings.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Origin:Help on this term

ABS (Australian Bureau of Statistics) 2011. Census Dictionary, 2011. ABS cat. no. 2901.0. Canberra: ABS. Viewed 9 February 2017, http://www.abs.gov.au

Relational attributes

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Supersedes Dwelling Housing assistance, Superseded 30/08/2017, Community Services (retired), Standard 01/03/2005

Data Element Concepts implementing this Object Class:Help on this term

Dwelling—Australian state/territory identifier Housing assistance, Standard 30/08/2017

Dwelling—boarding house accommodation type Housing assistance, Standard 30/08/2017

Dwelling—date occupied Housing assistance, Standard 30/08/2017

Dwelling—date vacated Housing assistance, Standard 30/08/2017

Dwelling—geographic remoteness Housing assistance, Superseded 10/05/2019

Dwelling—geographic remoteness Housing assistance, Standard 10/05/2019

Dwelling—household occupancy indicator Housing assistance, Standard 30/08/2017

Dwelling—housing program type Housing assistance, Standard 30/08/2017

Dwelling—major redevelopment indicator Housing assistance, Standard 30/08/2017

Dwelling—number of bedrooms Housing assistance, Standard 30/08/2017

Dwelling—number of days vacant Housing assistance, Standard 30/08/2017

Dwelling—number of households Housing assistance, Standard 30/08/2017

Dwelling—number of occupants Housing assistance, Standard 30/08/2017

Dwelling—number of tenancies Housing assistance, Standard 30/08/2017

Dwelling—number of tenancies at full capacity Housing assistance, Standard 30/08/2017

Dwelling—number of tenantable vacancies Housing assistance, Standard 30/08/2017
Commonwealth Department of Health, Proposed 14/12/2016

Dwelling—number of untenantable vacancies Housing assistance, Standard 30/08/2017

Dwelling—permanency status Housing assistance, Standard 30/08/2017

Dwelling—structure type Housing assistance, Standard 30/08/2017

Dwelling—tenancy management status Housing assistance, Standard 30/08/2017

Dwelling—tenancy rental unit identifier Housing assistance, Standard 30/08/2017

Dwelling—tenantability indicator Housing assistance, Standard 30/08/2017

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

Dwelling—vacancy reason Housing assistance, Standard 30/08/2017

Dwelling—vacancy start date Housing assistance, Standard 30/08/2017

Dwelling—weekly market rent value Housing assistance, Standard 30/08/2017

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