The Specialist Homelessness Services Collection (SHSC) replaced the SAAP National Data Collection (NDC) on 1 July 2011. For key differences between the SAAP NDC and SHSC, see Appendix D of Specialist Homelessness Services 2011–12 (AIHW website).
The SAAP NDC provided nationally consistent information on SAAP clients and services from July 1996 to June 2011. It was jointly funded by Commonwealth, state and territory governments and comprised three main collections:
A number of methodological changes to the SAAP NDC occurred over time. Refinements to data items introduced in July each year are summarised in the annual reports for the data collection, available from the AIHW website. In particular, in 2005–06 a Core Data Set was introduced (collecting fewer data items, introducing a new statistical linkage key and incorporating changes to some definitions) and from 2000–01, the Client Collection captured demographic and support information for each child requiring assistance.
The AIHW continues to hold data collected through the following surveys of SAAP agencies conducted by the AIHW outside of the SAAP NDC:
Access to SAAP data collected outside of the SAAP NDC is restricted.
from 1/7/1996 to 30/6/2011
National and state
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).
There are restrictions and limitations governing the availability or use of other data in this holding.
The scope of SAAP NDC data varied by collection component and over time. For more information, refer to the annual reports for the data collection, available from the AIHW website.
Metadata information and data quality statement (DQS)
Client Collection NMDS
Demand for Accommodation NMDS
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