The ICH data collection captures information about Indigenous community housing organisations (ICHOs), the dwellings they manage and tenants assisted. ICHOs include community organisations such as resource agencies and land councils, which may have a range of functions, provided that they manage housing for Indigenous people. ICHOs may either directly manage the dwellings they own or sublease tenancy management services to the relevant state/territory housing authority or another organisation.

Since 2005–06, the AIHW has compiled ICH data from state and territory housing authorities on an annual basis. These data help to describe the performance of the current National Housing and Homelessness Agreement and the former National Affordable Housing Agreement and Commonwealth-State Housing Agreement.

The data collection has evolved over time, including changes to the data collection scope, procedures, data items and underlying definitions and concepts. Unit record data has been progressively collected since 2007–08.

Collection details

Temporal coverage

from 1 July 2005 to 30 June 2017

Geographical coverage

National and state and territory

Data availability

  • Publications
  • Summary tables published in electronic form
  • Statistics
  • Client specified tables on request which may be subject to data provider approval (charges apply)
  • Restricted unit record access subject to Ethics Committee approval and/or the agreement of all relevant data custodians in all states and territories (charges may apply)
  • Restrictions and limitations govern the availability or use of data in this holding.

Data scope

Includes: dwellings targeted to Indigenous people and ICHOs that provide medium- to long-term housing tenure to tenants.

Excludes dwellings:

  • managed under Community Housing, Public Housing, State Owned and Managed Indigenous Housing, or the Crisis Accommodation Program
  • no longer under the administration of an ICHO at 30 June of the reference year e.g. demolished, sold or otherwise disposed of
  • not yet available to the ICHO at 30 June of the reference year e.g. under construction or being purchased.

Apart from the following data items, the collection focuses on dwellings managed by funded ICHOs only (for NSW, this means excluding not actively-registered ICHOs):

  • number of permanent dwellings managed by funded and unfunded organisations at 30 June
  • number of funded and unfunded ICHOs at 30 June.

There is no ICH program in the ACT.

Methodology

Admin data Survey

Metadata information and data quality statement (DQS)

Indigenous community housing DSS 2013-

Indigenous Community Housing Collection, 2016–17; Quality Statement

External links and information 

Housing assistance in Australia

Report on Government Services

Australia's welfare

Contact

[email protected]