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Dwelling—housing program type

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element Concept
METeOR identifier:Help on this term662975
Registration status:Help on this termHousing assistance, Standard 30/08/2017
Definition:Help on this term

The type of housing program under which a dwelling is allocated.

Object Class attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

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

Context:Help on this term

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

Guide for use:Help on this term

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,

Property attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Property:Housing program type
Definition:Help on this termA descriptor of the type of housing program.
Property group:Help on this termService provision event

Data element concept attributes

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Relational attributes

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Supersedes Dwelling—housing program type Housing assistance, Superseded 30/08/2017

Data Elements implementing this Data Element Concept:Help on this term

Dwelling—housing program type, (public rental housing/SOMIH) code N Housing assistance, Standard 30/08/2017

Dwelling—housing program type, community housing code N[N] Housing assistance, Standard 30/08/2017

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