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The type of setting in which the person usually resides, as represented by a code.


Data Element (this item)


This representation is based on the value domain for this data element, more information is available at " Disability residential setting code N[N]{.N} ".
Data Type Number
Format N[N]{.N}
Maximum character length 3
Value Meaning Start Date End Date
Permissible Values 1 Private residence
2 Boarding house/private hotel
3 Independent living unit within a retirement village
4 Other private residence
5 Public place/temporary shelter
6 Domestic-scale supported living facility
7 Supported accommodation facility
8 Short term crisis, emergency or transitional accommodation facility
9.1 Acute
9.2 Psychiatric
9.3 Rehabilitation
9.8 Other hospital
Specialised community resident.
10.1 Mental health
10.2 Alcohol and other drugs
10.3 Residential aged care facility
10.8 Other specialised community residential
11 Prison/remand centre/youth training centre
88 Other
Supplementary Values 98 Unknown
99 Not stated/inadequately described


Guide for use:

The 'usual' place of residence is the place where the person has lived for the most amount of time over the past three months.

If the person stays in a particular place of accommodation for four or more days a week over a period, that place of residence would be the person's usual place of residence. In practice, receiving an answer to questioning about a person's usual residence may be difficult to achieve. The place the person perceives as their usual accommodation will often be the best approximation of their usual residence.


The National Disability Agreement (NDA) 2010-20120 specifically aims to assist people with disability to live as independently as possible, by helping them to establish stable and sustainable living arrangements, increasing their choices, and improving their health and wellbeing.

Under the NDA, services are provided to support people with disability in independent living and community access.

Linking human service outcomes with people's housing situations has been identified as an important step in providing better targeted services. Collecting information about residential setting also gives an indication of the type and variety of settings to which agencies deliver their services when providing assistance. This metadata item assists when making comparisons of data from administrative data collections with data from the five yearly Census of Population and Housing, and in analyses of de-institutionalisation.


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As a denominator in an Indicator 0
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