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released: 18 Oct 2007 author: AIHW media release

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.

ISSN 1832-7443; ISBN 978 1 74024 724 5; Cat. no. HOU 168; 154pp.; Internet only

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material (169KB PDF)
    • Half title and verso pages
    • Title page and verso
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols used
    • Summary
  • Sections (469K PDF)
    • Introduction
      • The National Reporting Framework
    • Quantitative indicators
      • Indicator 1. Total number of dwellings targeted to Indigenous people
      • Indicator 2. Proportion of improvised dwellings
      • Indicator 3. Proportion of dwellings needing major repairs
      • Indicator 4. Proportion of dwellings needing replacement
      • Indicator 6. Proportion of communities not connected to (a) water (b) sewerage (c) electricity
      • Indicator 7. Proportion of dwellings not connected to (a) water (b) sewerage (c) electricity
      • Indicator 8. Proportion of dwellings meeting the 11 critical FHBH healthy living practices
      • Indicator 9. Average weekly rent collected
      • Indicator 10. Rent collection rate
      • Indicator 11. Total amount spent on maintenance each year
      • Indicator 12. Average amount spent on maintenance each year
      • Indicator 13. Maintenance expenditure as a proportion of rent collected
      • Indicator 14. Recurrent to capital expenditure ratio
      • Indicator 15. Direct cost per unit
      • Indicator 16. Occupancy rates
      • Indicator 17. Turnaround time
      • Indicator 18. Proportion of Indigenous households by tenure type
      • Indicator 19. Proportion of households accessing mainstream housing services that are Indigenous
      • Indicator 20. Proportion of Indigenous people who are homeless
      • Indicator 21. Total and average number of additional bedrooms required
      • Indicator 22. Proportion of Indigenous households that are overcrowded
      • Indicator 23. Proportion of households paying more than 25% of income in rent
      • Indicator 25. Number of Indigenous community housing organisations
      • Indicator 26. Proportion of ICHOs that have a housing management plan
      • Indicator 28. Proportion of Indigenous employees in ICHOs who have completed accredited training
      • Indicator 29. Proportion of Indigenous employees in ICHOs who are undertaking accredited training
      • Indicator 30. Proportion of people employed in housing management who are Indigenous
      • Indicator 34. Proportion of clients whose needs were met in relation to the (a) amenity (b) location of their dwelling
      • Indicator 35. Proportion of clients satisfied with quality of the service provided
      • Indicator 36. Proportion of indicators (not Census or CHINS) on which jurisdictions could report
    • Qualitative indicators
      • Indicator 5. Mechanisms to ensure that new houses and upgrades meet national minimum standards
      • Indicator 24. Allocation of resources on the basis of need
      • Indicator 27. What jurisdictions are doing to assist ICHOs in developing and implementing housing management plans
      • Indicator 31. Strategies and outcomes to increase Indigenous employment in housing services
      • Indicator 32. Mechanisms for Indigenous input to planning, decision making and delivery of services
      • Indicator 33. Coordination of housing and other services
  • End matter (238KB PDF)
    • Appendixes
      • Appendix A: NRF summary table
      • Appendix B: NRF indicators by BBF outcome area
      • Appendix C: Australian Government Questionnaire
    • List of tables
    • References

Recommended citation

AIHW 2007. Indigenous housing indicators 2005-06. Indigenous housing series no. 2. Cat. no. HOU 168. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 21 November 2014 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442468036>.