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Community Housing DSS 2018-

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Set Specification
METeOR identifier:Help on this term710899
Registration status:Help on this termHousing assistance, Standard 10/05/2019
DSS type:Help on this termData Set Specification (DSS)
Scope:Help on this term

Community housing (CH) is rental housing provided for low to moderate income or special needs households, managed by community-based organisations that have received capital or recurrent subsidy from government. Community housing models vary across jurisdictions, and the housing stock may be owned by a variety of groups including government.

The CH data set specification includes:

  • tenancy (rental) units under management of a community housing organisation.

The CH data set specification excludes dwellings:

  • where the tenancy is managed under:
    • public housing (PH)
    • state owned and managed Indigenous housing (SOMIH)
    • Indigenous community housing (ICH)
    • the Crisis Accommodation Program (CAP).
  • no longer under the administration of the CHO at 30 June of the reference year (including dwellings demolished, sold or otherwise disposed of); and
  • not yet available to the CHO at 30 June of the reference year (including those still under construction or being purchased).

New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia, South Australia, Tasmania and the Australian Capital Territory supply unit record level data. These data include details on individuals, organisations, dwellings, and associated tenancies of the organisations that respond to the survey. Queensland supplement their unit record data with aggregate data. The Northern Territory supply aggregate data, which includes dwelling- and organisation-level data, but no information on individual tenancies or persons, that is, household data.

Collection and usage attributes

Statistical unit:Help on this term

Dwelling, Tenancy rental unit and Households

Collection methods:Help on this term

Data is collected via a survey of community housing providers and forwarded to state or territory housing authorities. Data is also sourced from administrative records held by state/territory housing authorities.

State and territory housing authorities provide the data to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare for national collation on an annual basis.

Implementation start date:Help on this term01/07/2018
Comments:Help on this term

Refer to the collection period of the data set to determine the reference year for this data set specification.

Glossary items

Glossary terms that are relevant to this data set are included here.

Boarding house building

Boarding house room

Boarding house unit

Canadian National Occupancy Standard

Disability

Family

Geographic indicator

Greatest need

Head-leased dwelling (government)

Head-leased dwelling (private)

Homeless

Homeless (SAAP)

Homelessness

Household

Housing administrator

Tenancy composition

Tenancy rental unit

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

AIHW

Steward:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare
Origin:Help on this term

AIHW (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare). Community housing national data collection, Mainstream community housing data collection processing and data manuals. Canberra: AIHW.

Relational attributes

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Supersedes Mainstream community housing DSS 2013-18 Housing assistance, Superseded 10/05/2019

Metadata items in this Data Set SpecificationHelp on this term

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-Address—address line, text X[X(179)]Mandatory2
-Address—Australian postcode, Australian postcode code (Postcode datafile) {NNNN}Mandatory2
-Address—suburb/town/locality name, text X[X(45)]Mandatory2
-Dwelling—Australian state/territory identifier, address code AA[A]Mandatory4
-Dwelling—boarding house accommodation type, code NConditional1
-Dwelling—date occupied, DDMMYYYYMandatory1
-Dwelling—date vacated, DDMMYYYYMandatory1
-Dwelling—housing program type, community housing code N[N]Mandatory1
-Dwelling—number of bedrooms, total N[NN]Mandatory2
-Dwelling—number of occupants, total N[N]Mandatory1
-Dwelling—number of tenancies at full capacity, N[NN]Mandatory1
-Dwelling—number of tenancies, N[NN]Mandatory1
-Dwelling—number of tenantable vacancies, N[NN]Mandatory1
-Dwelling—number of untenantable vacancies, N[NN]Mandatory1
-Dwelling—structure type, code N[N]Mandatory1
-Dwelling—tenancy rental unit identifier, X[X(14)]Mandatory1
-Household—assessable weekly income, total Australian currency N[NNNNN].NNMandatory1
-Household—Commonwealth Rent Assistance amount, total Australian currency N[NNNNN].NNMandatory1
-Household—disability status, yes/no code NMandatory1
-Household—greatest need indicator, yes/no code NMandatory1
-Household—gross weekly income, total Australian currency N[NNNNN].NNMandatory1
-Household—homeless prior to allocation indicator, yes/no code NMandatory1
-Household—household composition, housing assistance code NMandatory1
-Household—Indigenous status, yes/no code NMandatory1
-Household—main language other than English spoken at home, yes/no code NMandatory1
-Household—market value of rent paid indicator, yes/no/not stated/inadequately described code NMandatory1
-Household—principal source of cash income, community housing code NMandatory1
-Household—transfer status (financial year), yes/no code NMandatory1
-Household—weekly rent charged, total Australian currency N[NNNNN].NNMandatory1
-Person—date of birth, DDMMYYYYMandatory1
-Person—household single/couple status, relationship in household code NConditional0
-Person—principal tenant indicator, yes/no code NMandatory1
-Person—sex, code NMandatory1
-Service provider organisation (name)—organisation name, text X[X(49)]Mandatory1
-Service provider organisation—assistance/support other than housing assistance indicator, yes/no code NMandatory1
-Service provider organisation—common waitlist indicator, yes/no code NMandatory1
-Service provider organisation—community housing provider type, code NMandatory1
-Service provider organisation—community living support indicator, yes/no code NMandatory1
-Service provider organisation—daily living support indicator, yes/no code NMandatory1
-Service provider organisation—dwelling identifier, X[X(14)]Mandatory2
-Service provider organisation—financial and material assistance indicator, yes/no code NMandatory1
-Service provider organisation—household identifier, X[X(14)]Mandatory2
-Service provider organisation—information, advice and referral indicator, yes/no code NMandatory1
-Service provider organisation—net recurrent housing expenses, total Australian currency N[N(8)].NNMandatory1
-Service provider organisation—number of boarding house buildings, total number N[NNN]Mandatory1
-Service provider organisation—number of boarding house rooms, total number N[NNN]Mandatory1
-Service provider organisation—number of boarding house units, total number N[NNN]Mandatory1
-Service provider organisation—number of head-leased dwellings, total N[NNN]Mandatory1
-Service provider organisation—number of tenancy rental units, total N[NNN]Mandatory1
-Service provider organisation—organisation identifier, X[X(14)]Mandatory4
-Service provider organisation—personal support indicator, yes/no code NMandatory1
-Service provider organisation—support for children, families and carers indicator, yes/no code NMandatory1
-Service provider organisation—support service type, text [X(40)]Conditional1
-Service provider organisation—survey response indicator, yes/no code NMandatory1
-Service provider organisation—total household rent charged, Australian currency N[N(8)].NNMandatory1
-Service provider organisation—total household rent collected, Australian currency N[N(8)].NNMandatory1
-Service provider organisation—training, vocational rehabilitation and employment indicator, yes/no code NMandatory1
-Service provider organisation—waiting list new households with greatest need, total households N[NNN]Conditional1
-Service provider organisation—waiting list new households, total households N[NNN]Conditional1
-Service provider organisation—waiting list tenancy transfer, total households N[NNN]Conditional1
-Service provider organisation—waiting list, total households N[NNN]Mandatory1
-State or Territory Government—net recurrent housing expenses, total Australian currency N[N(8)].NNMandatory1
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