The NSHS is a biennial survey of social housing tenants which complements administrative data collected by social housing providers and includes information on tenants and their social housing experiences.
from 30 June 1996 to 2016
National and state and territory
Participants are randomly sampled from social housing programs e.g. Public Housing (PH), State Owned and Managed Indigenous Housing (SOMIH) and Community Housing (CH).
The data collection has evolved over time. Changes have occurred to the survey methodology including survey content. In particular, prior to 2010, the survey content differed slightly across programs, reflecting different areas of interest in each program. Since 2012, the adoption of more consistent survey instruments has enabled greater data comparability across social housing programs.
Metadata information and data quality statement (DQS)
National Social Housing Survey, 2016 DQS
External links and information
National Social Housing Survey report
Housing Assistance in Australia
Report on Government Services
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