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Housing and homelessness services: access for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

The rate of homelessness for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is four times that of non-Indigenous Australians. Homeless Indigenous Australians were almost twice as likely to sleep rough, or in improvised dwellings and shelters, than non-Indigenous Australians.  The rate of home ownership for Indigenous households was about a third compared to two-thirds for non-Indigenous households. Indigenous households were ten times more likely to be living in overcrowded conditions compared to non-Indigenous households.   

State owned and managed Indigenous housing 2009-10

This publication presents results from the 2009-10 state owned and managed Indigenous housing data collection. More complete analysis of these results is available in the forthcoming AIHW publication Housing assistance in Australia 2011.

Indigenous community housing 2008-09

Indigenous community housing 2008-09 includes national data collected by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare on Indigenous community housing. Information is presented on a range of Indigenous housing indicators including overcrowding, dwelling condition, affordability, connection to services and recurrent and capital expenditure. There is also information on Indigenous community housing organisations such as whether they have a housing management plan and the proportion of employees undertaking training.

Indigenous housing needs 2009: a multi-measure needs model

The Indigenous population experiences higher rates of homelessness and overcrowding than the non-Indigenous population. Whilst non-Indigenous Australians experience higher rates of affordability need, houses are least affordable for Indigenous Australians living in major cities. The number of additional dwellings required to address these problems is estimated to be 9,795. Since the 2005 report, connection to essential services and levels of overcrowding have improved, however, dwelling condition has deteriorated. Indigenous housing needs 2009: a multi-measure needs model presents the most recent data on the level of Indigenous housing need across five dimensions, estimates the current dwelling need gap and provides projections of Indigenous housing need.

Indigenous housing indicators 2007-08

In 2007-08, there were over 36,000 dwellings specifically targeted to providing housing assistance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples - an increase of almost 1,000 dwellings since 2005-06. A further 58,000 Indigenous households were receiving assistance through mainstream housing programs in the same period. Indigenous housing indicators 2007-08 provides current national data across all housing assistance programs on a range of key Indigenous housing indicators including connection to services, dwelling condition, overcrowding, affordability of housing, rents collected and charged, and recurrent and capital expenditure on Indigenous housing.

The health and welfare of Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples 2008

The report provides a comprehensive overview of the health and welfare of Australia's Indigenous population, presenting the latest information on population demographics, housing circumstances, disability and carers, health status, and the provision, access and use of health and community services. Some of the links between education and health and between selected risk factors and health are also explored.

State owned and managed Indigenous housing 2006-07: Commonwealth State Housing Agreement national data report

Housing assistance is provided under the 2003 Commonwealth State Housing Agreement (CSHA) in six program areas:- Public rental housing- State owned and managed Indigenous housing- Community housing- Crisis Accommodation Program- Private rent assistance- Home purchase assistance.This publication reports on CSHA state owned and managed housing assistance, providing the data items and performance indicators collected to meet the requirements of the CSHA national performance reporting framework.

Indigenous housing indicators 2005-06

Indigenous housing indicators 2005-06 is the Institute's second national report on Indigenous housing information. It includes national data colleted by the Institute on Indigenous community housing and state-owned and managed Indigenous housing. Detailed information is presented on a range of Indigenous housing indicators including overcrowding, dwelling condition, affordability, connection to services and recurrent and capital expenditure. There is also a range of information on Indigenous community housing organisations such as whether they have a housing management plan and the proportion of employees undertaking training. The report is a useful resource for policy makers, administrators and researchers with an interest in Indigenous housing issues.

Public and state owned and managed Indigenous housing 2005-06: Commonwealth State Housing Agreement national data user guide

This information paper describes data available in the 2005-06 Public housing (PH) and state owned and managed Indigenous housing (SOMIH) National Minimum Data Set (NMDS). This data was obtained from the annual CSHA PH and SOMIH data collections and is stored at the AIHW in the National Housing Assistance Data Repository. The publication sets out the technical specifications adn major conventions for the handling of data. It also attempts to ensure users of the NMDS will interpret and analyse data items consistently with the National Housing Assistance Data Dictionary version 3.

State owned and managed Indigenous housing 2005-06: Commonwealth State Housing Agreement national data reports

Housing assistance is provided under the 2003 Commonwealth State Housing Agreement (CSHA) in six program areas:- Public rental housing- state owned and managed Indigenous housing- community housing- Crisis Accommodation Program- private rent assistance- home purchase assistance.This publication reports on CHSA state owned and managed Indigenous housing assistance, providing the data items and performance indicators collected to meet the requirements of the CSHA national performance reporting framework.

Commonwealth-State Housing Agreement user guide for 2004-05 data: public and state owned and managed Indigenous housing

This document outlines the data available in the 2004-05 public rental housing and state owned and managed Indigenous housing national minimum data set (NMDS) developed by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). It sets out the technical specifications and major conventions for handling data (e.g. codes, business rules, data relationships and formats). It attempts to ensure that users of the NMDS will interpret and analyse data items consistently with the National housing assistance data dictionary version 2 (NHADDv2), which sets out the agreed data definitions, classifications and standards for information collected under the Commonwealth–State Housing Agreement (CSHA).

Indigenous housing needs 2005-a multi-measure needs model

The 'Indigenous housing needs 2005--a multi-measure needs model' report is the Institute's first report to assess Indigenous housing needs with the use of a multi-measure needs model. The report presents data on the five endorsed dimensions of need-homelessness, overcrowding, affordability, dwelling conditions and connection to essential services. It also assesses the feasibility of including an additional three dimensions in the model-appropriateness of housing, security of tenure and emerging housing needs. The report also compares housing outcomes of Indigenous and non-Indigenous households for all the relevant dimensions. It demonstrates a significant level of housing need among Indigenous households for most of the dimensions examined. The report also shows that serious disparities exist between Indigenous and non-Indigenous housing in Australia.The report also discusses future data development needs and priorities. The report is a useful resource for policy makers, administrators, Indigenous people and researchers with an interest in Indigenous housing issues.

Indigenous housing indicators 2003-04

Indigenous Housing Indicators 2003-04 is the Institute's first national report on Indigenous housing information. The report includes national data collected by the Institute on Indigenous community housing and State-Owned and Managed Indigenous Housing. Detailed information is presented on a range of Indigenous housing indicators including overcrowding, dwelling condition, affordability, connection to services and recurrent and capital expenditure. There is also a range of information on Indigenous community housing organisations such as whether they have a housing management plan and the proportion of employees undertaking training. The report is a useful resource for policy makers, administrators and researchers with an interest in Indigenous housing issues.

Commonwealth-State housing agreement national data reports 2002-03, State and Territory owned and managed Indigenous housing

This report provides the data items and performance indicators collected for annual reporting for State and territory owned and managed Indigenous housing under the 1999 Commonwealth-State Housing Agreement (CSHA).The Indigenous housing report provides information on one of six programs under the 1999 Agreement.

Agreement on national Indigenous housing information

In the interest of improving housing for Indigenous Australians, governments and other key stakeholders across Australia acknowledge the importance of consistent, accurate, reliable and timely housing information. The commitment to an Agreement on National Indigenous Housing Information recognises the need for such information. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, as a Party to the Agreement and as Secretariat to its Committees, has published this booklet to inform community discussion and debate and promote the aims and objectives of the Agreement. This booklet has been produced on behalf of the National Indigenous Housing Information Implementation Committee.

Measuring outcomes for Community Managed Indigenous Housing (CMIH) assistance: report on the 1998-99 national data collection

Summarises the collection of a range of outcome measures for community managed Indigenous housing assistance in 1998-99. The data collection issues outlined in this report provide a basis for further examination of the many policy and information issues facing this work. Current until 30 April 2001.