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Definition

Private rent assistance relates to the provision of financial assistance to enable households to access and maintain accommodation in the private rental market and includes:

• bond loans
• rental grants
• rental subsidies
• relocation expenses and
• other assistance grants.

The collection excludes non-financial assistance, for example, tenancy support services and tenancy guarantees.

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—Australian postcode code (Postcode datafile) {NNNN} Number 4 optional 1
Dwelling—Australian state/territory identifier, code N
Specific Information:
In the Private rent assistance collection, the value "9 =Other territories (Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Christmas Island and Jervis Bay Territory)" is not used.
Number 1 optional 1
Dwelling—suburb/town/locality name, text [A(50)]
Specific Information:
In the Private rent assistance collection, the field for suburb name may be truncated to 15 characters in the collection system in some states and territories.
String 50 optional 1
Household—financial assistance amount received, total Australian currency N[NNNNN].NN
Specific Information:

Only assistance provided between 01/07/2010 and 30/06/2011 should be included. Assistance before or after this date should be excluded.

For those households who commenced receiving assistance in a previous financial year (i.e. prior to 1 July 2010) and they continued to receive this assistance, include only the value of assistance provided for the year ending 30 June 2011 (i.e. disregard the value of assistance provided prior to 1 July 2010).

Currency 8 optional 1
Household—gross income (weekly), total Australian currency N[NNNNN].NN Currency 8 optional 1
Household—household identifier, X[X(14)]
Specific Information:

For the purposes of this collection, a unique household identifier may be assigned by jurisdictions by prefixing the assistance agency’s unique household identifier with a unique agency identifier. This modification provides for the contingency that assistance agencies coincidentally assign identical identifiers that would otherwise lead to distinct households having the same household identifier.

- - optional 1
Household—Indigenous status, yes/no code N Number 1 optional 1
Person—date of birth, DDMMYYYY
Specific Information:

This collection requires a non-standard format for this data item: DD/MM/YYYY.

This item refers to the date of birth of the main applicant.

Date/Time 8 optional 1
Person—person identifier (household), X[X(14)]
Specific Information:

In the Private Rental Assistance collection, this item refers to the unique identifier for the main applicant.

The main applicant identifier should be the same person identifier that is used by the social housing authority across different housing programs. This field may be used to link private rent assistance records with corresponding public rental housing, state owned and managed Indigenous housing, and/or home purchase assistance records. If no such identifier exists, this field should be left blank.

String 15 optional 1
Person—sex, code N
Specific Information:
In the Private Rental Assistance collection, this item refers to the sex of the main applicant.
Number 1 optional 1
Service event—assistance received date, DDMMYYYY
Specific Information:

For those households who commenced receiving ongoing assistance in a previous financial year (i.e. prior to 1 July 2010) and they continued to receive this assistance, report the originating date of the assistance (i.e. the date the household first received the assistance).

Date/Time 8 optional 1

Comments

Guide for use:
Households receiving ongoing assistance should be counted once for the financial year only for each program type where assistance was provided—regardless of which financial year assistance commenced.

Origin:
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). Private rent assistance data collection, Jurisdiction manual 2010-2011. Canberra: AIHW.

References

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As a denominator in an Indicator 0
As a disaggregation in an Indicator 0