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Dwelling (housing assistance) cluster

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Set Specification
METeOR identifier:Help on this term687110
Registration status:Help on this termHousing assistance, Standard 19/12/2017
DSS type:Help on this termData Element Cluster
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The Dwelling cluster describes data on all occupied and vacant dwellings that are managed by the public rental housing and State owned and managed Indigenous housing (SOMIH) programs at 30 June. One record should be provided for each dwelling.



  • Dwellings no longer under the administration of the property manager/agent at 30 June
  • Dwellings not yet available to the property manager/agency at 30 June, such as those still under construction or being purchased
  • Dwellings owned but not administered by the jurisdiction (e.g. leased to other program areas and not administered by state housing authority).

Collection and usage attributes

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Data qualifications:

  • Bedsits are to be reported as 1 bedroom AND counted as 1 bedroom for performance indicator calculations
  • Occupied dwellings can be tenantable or untenantable
  • Dwellings undergoing major redevelopment should be coded as follows: TENSTAT as 2 (No) and DEVSTAT as 1 (Yes).
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Refer to the collection period of the data set to determine the reference year for this cluster.

Source and reference attributes

Steward:Help on this termHousing and Homelessness Performance Reporting Working Group

Relational attributes

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Supersedes Dwelling (housing assistance) cluster Housing assistance, Superseded 19/12/2017

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All attributes +

Public rental housing DSS 2017-18 Housing assistance, Superseded 10/05/2019

Parent DSS specific attributes +

State owned and managed Indigenous housing (SOMIH) DSS 2017-18 Housing assistance, Superseded 05/05/2019

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-Address—Australian postcode, Australian postcode code (Postcode datafile) {NNNN}Mandatory1
-Address—suburb/town/locality name, text X[X(45)]Mandatory1
-Dwelling—Australian state/territory identifier, code NMandatory1
-Dwelling—household occupancy indicator, yes/no code NMandatory1
-Dwelling—housing program type, (public rental housing/SOMIH) code NMandatory1
-Dwelling—major redevelopment indicator, yes/no code NMandatory1
-Dwelling—number of bedrooms, total N[NN]Mandatory1
-Dwelling—structure type, code N[N]Mandatory1
-Dwelling—tenantability indicator, yes/no code NMandatory1
-Dwelling—weekly market rent value, total Australian currency N[NNNNN].NNMandatory1
-Service provider organisation—dwelling identifier, X[X(14)]Mandatory1
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