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Dwelling—structure type, code N[N]

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termDwelling structure
METeOR identifier:Help on this term663006
Registration status:Help on this termHousing assistance, Standard 30/08/2017
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The physical structure of the individual dwelling that a tenant occupies, as represented by a code.

Data element concept attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Data element concept:Dwelling—structure type
METeOR identifier:Help on this term663003
Registration status:Help on this termHousing assistance, Standard 30/08/2017
Definition:Help on this term

Describes the physical structure of the individual dwelling that a tenant occupies.

Context:Help on this term

Data on dwelling structure are used to monitor changes in housing characteristics, to help formulate housing policies and to review existing housing stock.

Object class:Help on this termDwelling
Property:Help on this termStructure type

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Origin:Help on this term

Australian Bureau of Statistics: 1996 Census Data Dictionary (Cat. no. 2901.0).

Value domain attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Value domain:Dwelling structure type code N[N]
METeOR identifier:Help on this term270712
Registration status:Help on this termHousing assistance, Standard 01/03/2005
Definition:Help on this term

A code set representing the type of dwelling structure.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN[N]
Maximum character length:Help on this term2
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
1Separate house
2Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse, etc.
3Flat, unit or apartment
4Caravan, tent, cabin etc. in caravan park, houseboat in marina, etc.
5Caravan not in caravan park, houseboat not in marina, etc.
6Improvised home, tent, campers out
7House or flat attached to a shop, office, etc.
8Boarding/rooming house unit
9Other
Supplementary values:Help on this term
99Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

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CODE 1   Separate house

A house separated from other houses (or other buildings or structures) by space to allow access on all sides (at least 1/2 a metre). This category also includes houses which have an attached flat (e.g. a granny flat). The attached flat will be included in the 'Flat, unit or apartment' category.

CODE 2   Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse, etc

Includes dwellings with their own private grounds and no dwelling above or below. A key feature of these dwellings is that they are either attached in some structural way to one or more dwellings or are separated from neighbouring dwellings by less than 1/2 a metre. Examples include semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses, and villa units. Multi-storey townhouses or units are separately identified from those which are single storey.

CODE 3   Flat, unit or apartment

Includes dwellings in blocks of flats, units or apartments that are self-contained. These dwellings do not have their own private grounds and usually share a common entrance foyer or stairwell. This category includes houses converted into flats, and flats attached to houses such as granny flats.

CODE 4   Caravan, tent, cabin etc. in caravan park, houseboat in marina, etc

Includes all types of accommodation within a caravan park. It also includes all occupied water craft in marinas.

CODE 5   Caravan not in caravan park, houseboat not in marina, etc

Includes all mobile units, on water or land, occupied on a permanent or semi-permanent basis by people (e.g. caravans, campervans, mobile houses, small boats, houseboats) that are not in caravan parks or marinas.

CODE 6   Improvised home, tent, sleepers out

Includes all structures not elsewhere classified that are occupied by people on a permanent or semi-permanent basis. This category typically includes garages, sheds, tents, shacks, etc. These structures are only included in this category if they are not in a caravan park.

CODE 7   House or flat attached to a shop, office, etc

Includes all houses or flats that are attached to a non-residential building. Examples of these dwellings are manses attached to a church, a flat or apartment over a shop, and a caretaker's house or flat attached to a school, factory or storage facility.

CODE 8   Boarding/rooming house unit

boarding/rooming house unit is a self-contained unit within a boarding house with separate cooking, bathroom, and toilet facilities. Boarding house units are usually accessed via a common entrance such as a foyer or hallway. Please note: this structure type identifies the individual rooms in a boarding/rooming house, not the complete building.

Comments:Help on this term

Based on a modified combination of the 1996 and 2001 Australian Bureau of Statistics Census.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Steward:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare

Data element attributes

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Reference documents:Help on this term

Australian Bureau of Statistics: 1996 Census Data Dictionary (Cat. no. 2901.0).

Australian Bureau of Statistics: 2001 Census Data Dictionary (Cat. no. 2901.0).

Queensland Housing Boarding House Program Guidelines

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

See also Dwelling—number of bedrooms, total N[NN] Housing assistance, Standard 30/08/2017

Supersedes Dwelling—structure type, code N[N] Housing assistance, Superseded 30/08/2017

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
All attributes +

Community Housing DSS 2018- Housing assistance, Standard 10/05/2019

DSS specific attributes +

Dwelling (housing assistance) cluster Housing assistance, Superseded 19/12/2017

Dwelling (housing assistance) cluster Housing assistance, Standard 19/12/2017

Dwelling file cluster (Mainstream community housing) Housing assistance, Standard 30/08/2017

DSS specific attributes +

Public Housing and State Owned and Managed Indigenous housing (PH & SOMIH) DSS 2018- Housing assistance, Standard 10/05/2019

DSS specific attributes +
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