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The purpose of the Public rental housing data set specification is to describe information about tenants in public rental housing covered by the National Affordable Housing Agreement (NAHA). Included are households residing in public rental housing dwellings where the dwelling is either:

  • owned by the housing authority; or
  • leased from the private sector or other housing program areas and used for provision of public rental housing.

Public rental housing dwellings leased to other program areas such as community housing or crisis and emergency accommodation programs are not included in this collection.

Dwellings no longer under the administration of the property manager/agency at 30 June 2012, (including dwellings demolished, sold or disposed of) and dwellings not yet available to the property manager/agency at 30 June 2012, (such as those still under construction or being purchased) are excluded.

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
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Guide for use:

Low income cut–off measures for low income households based on definition under NAHA.

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). Public rental housing and SOMIH national data collection: processing manual 2011-12. Canberra: AIHW.


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