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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 and
  • any expense incurred in providing assistance to a household that is not the value of the financial assistance received directly by the household.

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 #
Address—Australian postcode, code (Postcode datafile) {NNNN}
Specific Information:
This item is used to collect the dwelling postcode.
- - mandatory 1
Address—suburb/town/locality name, text X[X(45)]
Specific Information:
This item is used to collect the suburb or locality in which the dwelling is located. This field may be truncated to 15 characters by this collection.
- - mandatory 1


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.


Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Private rent assistance data collection 2012-2013, data manual.


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Relation Count
As a numerator in an Indicator 0
As a denominator in an Indicator 0
As a disaggregation in an Indicator 0