Listed below are the data definitions for many SHS collection data items. These definitions have been taken from the SHS Collection Manual.

Reasons

Reasons for seeking assistance
Main reason for seeking assistance

Client situation and history

Has the client had an episode of homelessness in the last month?
Australian Defence Force (ADF) indicator
Disability Flag
Prior mental health diagnosis
Duration of services received
Other mental health indicators

Week before/Presenting/Status update

Living arrangements
Dwelling
Tenure
Conditions of occupancy
Labour force status
Main income source
Awaiting benefit
Care and protection arrangements

Services and assistance