National Housing Assistance Data Repository (NHADR)
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|Description of data source||
The AIHW is an independent corporate Commonwealth entity under the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Act 1987 (AIHW Act), governed by a management board and accountable to the Australian Parliament through the Health portfolio.
The AIHW’s NHADR captures information about public housing and state owned and managed Indigenous housing dwellings and the tenants assisted.
Public housing encompasses the publicly owned or leased dwellings funded and administered by state and territory governments. State owned and managed Indigenous housing is administered by state and territory governments and is specifically targeted to Indigenous households.
Disability is the umbrella term for any or all of: an impairment of body structure or function, a limitation in activities, or a restriction in participation. Disability may be self-enumerated or related to housing need.
A household is classified as 'with disability' if any member of the household reports disability.
Sex is recorded as ‘Male’ or ‘Female’ only.
|Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander status||
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander status is voluntarily self-reported based on the ABS Indigenous Status Standard2. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander status is not reported under eligibility requirements in some jurisdictions.
National, state and territory data are available for public housing data. Data across jurisdictions may not be comparable due to different definitions and collection methods of disability for the purpose of accessing social housing.
Five states and territories – New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania and the Northern Territory – provide a range of State Owned and Managed Indigenous Housing (SOMIH) programs and maintain administrative data sets about these programs.