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The Household file cluster collects household demographic information and relevant infomation to link the household to a dwelling and service provider organisation. The household file information is recorded for all occupants of the dwelling.

Indigenous community housing (ICH) collection households, include those living in dwellings:

  • managed by Indigenous Community Housing Organisations (ICHO) who received funding both in the current and/or previous financial years; and
  • targeted to Indigenous people.

A principle of the ICHO must be to provide medium-term to long-term housing tenure to tenants. This collection excludes households living in dwellings managed under:

  • mainstream community housing (i.e. not managed by an ICHO)
  • public rental housing
  • state owned and managed Indigenous housing (SOMIH)
  • the Crisis Accommodation Program (CAP).

Metadata items in this Data Set Specification

Below is a list of all the components within this Dataset Specification.
Each entry includes the item name, whether the item is optional, mandatory or conditional and the maximum times the item can occur in a dataset.
If the items must occur in a particular order in the dataset, the sequence number is included before the item name.

Data Elements
Reference Data Element Data Type Length Inclusion #
Dwelling—dwelling identifier, X[X(14)] String 15 mandatory 1
Household—household identifier, X[X(14)] - - mandatory 1
Person—date of birth, DDMMYYYY Date/Time 8 mandatory 1
Person—sex, code N
Specific Information:

In the Community Indigenous Housing 2009-10 collection:

  • Code 3= Intersex is not collected
  • Unknown is recorded as "U", but should be mapped to "9" Not stated/Inadequately described.
Number 1 mandatory 1
Service provider organisation—organisation identifier, X[X(14)]
Specific Information:

In community housing data collections the identifier should be reported by each community housing provider in conjunction with data collected as part of their reporting requirements each financial year. The identifier may only be unique within the state or territory and may be allocated by community housing providers, the state or territory housing authority or the state or territory community housing administrator.

String 15 mandatory 1


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Relation Count
As a numerator in an Indicator 0
As a denominator in an Indicator 0
As a disaggregation in an Indicator 0