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Definition

The Household cluster describes one record for all households assisted during the financial year, irrespective of whether they are ongoing at June 30th or ceased assistance before July 1st (of the same calendar year).

Records requested:

Include:

  • 1 record per Household—household identifier, X[X(14)]
  • 1 household per rental tenancy unit.
  • Households residing in dwellings headleased from private market or government programs used to house public rental housing and SOMIH households and managed by the jurisdiction.

Exclude:

  • Households residing in dwellings owned but not administered by the jurisdiction (e.g. leased to other program areas and not administered by state housing authority).
Refer to the collection period of the data set to determine the reference year for this cluster.

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
Dwelling—housing program type, (public housing/SOMIH) code N - - mandatory 1
Dwelling—number of occupants, total people N[N]
Specific Information:

The number of occupants refers to the number of household members who are listed on the tenancy agreement, and living in the dwelling at June 30th. Persons who are not listed on the tenancy agreement should be excluded.

- - mandatory 1
Dwelling—weekly market rent value, total Australian currency N[NNNNN].NN
Specific Information:
The market rent value refers to the weekly amount at June 30th.
Currency 8 mandatory 1
Household—assessable income (weekly), total Australian currency N[NNNNN].NN
Specific Information:

The assessable weekly income refers to the weekly amount at June 30th.

Assessable income is also used to calculate the rental housing rebate, which allows the household to pay a rent lower than the market rent. Each state and territory uses its own definition of 'assessable income'.

Currency 8 mandatory 1
Household—Australian state/territory identifier, code N Number 1 mandatory 1
Household—disability status, yes/no code N Number 1 mandatory 1
Household—greatest need indicator, yes/no code N Number 1 mandatory 1
Household—gross income (weekly), total Australian currency N[NNNNN].NN
Specific Information:
The gross weekly income refers to the weekly amount at June 30th.
Currency 8 mandatory 1
Household—household identifier, X[X(14)] - - mandatory 1
Household—Indigenous status, yes/no code N
Specific Information:

The Public Rental Housing and SOMIH collections do not collect Indigenous status according to the ABS standard. The following table describes the values used to record Indigenous status for these collections, and demonstrate that a one to one relationship cannot be made to the standard.

Standard METeOR Value Standard METeOR Label PRH/SOMIH Value PRH/SOMIH Label
1 Aboriginal but not Torres Strait Islander 1 Indigenous (not further defined)
2 Torres Strait Islander but not Aboriginal 1 Indigenous (not further defined)
3 Both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 1 Indigenous (not further defined)
4 Neither Aboriginal nor Torres Strait Islander 2 Neither Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
9 Not stated/Inadequately described 9 Not stated/Inadequately described

Number 1 mandatory 1
Household—rent charged (weekly), total Australian currency N[NNNNN].NN
Specific Information:
The weekly rent charged refers to the amount at June 30th.
Currency 8 mandatory 1
Household—transfer status (financial year), Yes/no code N Number 1 mandatory 1

Comments

Origin:
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). Public rental housing and SOMIH national data collection: processing manual 2009-2010. Canberra: AIHW

Comments:
Refer to the collection period of the data set to determine the reference year for this cluster.

References

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) 2006. National Housing Assistance Data Dictionary Version 3 (Housing Assistance Data Development Series). AIHW cat. no. HOU 147. Canberra: AIHW
This content Based on Australian Institute of Health and Welfare material. Attribution provided as required under the AIHW CC-BY licence.

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