The PH and SOMIH data collection captures information about PH and SOMIH dwellings and the tenants assisted.

Public housing encompasses publicly owned or leased dwellings funded and administered by state and territory governments. SOMIH is administered by state and territory governments and is specifically targeted to Indigenous households (a household with at least 1 Indigenous member). Currently SOMIH operates in NSW, Qld, SA, Tas and NT.

The PH and SOMIH data collection has evolved over time, including changes to the data collection scope, procedures, data items and underlying definitions and concepts.

Collection details

Temporal coverage

from 1 July 1995 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 information about PH and SOMIH dwellings and households residing in PH and SOMIH dwellings where the dwelling is:

  • owned by the housing authority
  • leased from the private sector or other housing program areas and used for provision of PH and SOMIH programs.

Excludes where the dwelling is:

  • owned by the state/territory housing authority but leased to other program areas e.g. community housing or crisis and emergency accommodation programs
  • no longer under the administration of the state/territory housing authority at 30 June (e.g. demolished, sold or disposed of) and
  • not yet available to the state/territory housing authority at 30 June (e.g. under construction or being purchased).

Methodology

Admin data

Metadata information and data quality statement (DQS)

Public rental housing DSS

SOMIH DSS

Public Housing  DQS

SOMIH DQS

External links and information 

Housing assistance in Australia

Report on Government Services

Australia's Welfare

Contact

[email protected]