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Definition

This file captures information about service provider organisations that manage housing provided for low to moderate income or special needs households. These service providers are community-based organisations that have received capital or recurrent subsidy from government. Community housing models vary across jurisdictions, and the housing stock may be owned by a variety of groups including government.

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
Service provider organisation (name)—organisation name, text X[X(49)]
Specific Information:
String 50 mandatory 1
Service provider organisation—common waitlist indicator, yes/no code N
Specific Information:
Collection uses alternate code set 1 = Yes and 0 = No.
Boolean 1 mandatory 1
Service provider organisation—community housing provider type, code N
Specific Information:

This collection uses alternative codes: Association = "A", Cooperative = "C", and Other = "O". Unknown values are recorded as "U", and should be mapped to "9 = Not stated/Inadequately described".

Number 1 mandatory 1
Service provider organisation—net recurrent housing expenses, total Australian currency N[N(8)].NN
Specific Information:

Unknown dollar values are recorded as "U".

This item records the net recurrent cost to the service provider organisation.

Includes:

  • Employee expenses (e.g. wages and salaries, payroll tax, superannuation, compensation, accrued leave, and training);
  • Supplies and service expenses (e.g. stationery, postage, telephone, vehicle, office equipment, information technology, auditing and accounting);
  • Office rent;
  • General accounting and personnel function costs (e.g. training costs or levies paid to community housing training authority or peak body);
  • Grants and subsidies (excluding rental subsidies);
  • Contracted community housing management services;
  • Repairs and maintenance (e.g. day to day, cyclical or other);
  • Rates (e.g. water or council/shire) where the provider is responsible for payment;
  • Strata-title or body corporate charges;
  • Costs of removal, sale or disposal of properties and inspections and building insurance where the provider is responsible for payment and public liability insurance; and
  • Market rent paid (such as from head leasing) and interest expense (e.g. interest on loans).

Excludes:

  • Costs used for the purposes of capital (stock provision);
  • The purchase of dwellings; and
  • Construction costs.
Currency 11 mandatory 1
Service provider organisation—organisation identifier, X[X(14)] String 15 mandatory 1
Service provider organisation—survey response indicator, yes/no code N
Specific Information:

Survey responses recorded as Y=Yes and N=No.

For jurisdictions providing all unit record data using the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare survey:

If the organisation hasn’t returned a survey (survey response = N), then we would only expect admin organisation and dwelling data (supplied by jurisdictions). If the organisation has returned the survey (survey response = Y), we would expect the survey variables in addition to the admin variables in the organisation and dwelling files. Additionally we would also expect a tenancy file and person file from the organisation. Note that NT does not survey the sector and so all survey responses are set to N.

For jurisdictions providing finalised figures (NSW and Qld):

Jurisdictions who provide finalised figures (NSW and Qld) only ever provide unit record organisation and dwelling admin data (the information provided by non responding organisation as above). NSW uses their own survey to collect the data from organisations. Their survey response indicates those organisations who have completed their survey. Qld also uses its own survey however they do not indicate which organisations have completed their survey or not (all survey responses are N). Qld provide coverage information separately.

Boolean 1 mandatory 1
Service provider organisation—total household rent charged, Australian currency N[N(8)].NN
Specific Information:

Unknown dollar values are recorded as "U".

The total amount of rent charged to all tenants is the amount of money the households have been asked to pay during the financial year (ending 30 June). It may differ from market rent and may not have been received. The amount of rent charged excludes charges for utilities.

Currency 11 mandatory 1
Service provider organisation—total household rent collected, Australian currency N[N(8)].NN
Specific Information:

Unknown dollar values are recorded as "U".

The total amount of rent paid by all tenants includes rent arrears collected in the year ending 30 June. This also includes prepaid rent collected before 30 June, for the current and subsequent years. As such, the total rent collected over a 12 month period may be more than the total rent charged in the same period.

Currency 11 mandatory 1

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