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State and territory housing authorities managed 336,464 public rental housing dwellings at 30 June 2009, of which approximately 98% were occupied.
This indicator provides a measure of the amenity (a) and location (b) of dwellings as perceived by public rental housing tenants. This indicator has two components: P1(a) Amenity and P1(b) Location. Data for this performance indicator were collected via the 2007 National Social Housing Survey (NSHS) of public housing tenants. Further detail on the NSHS can be obtained at www.aihw.gov.au/national-social-housing-survey/.
Question 15 of the NSHS of public housing tenants asked about the importance and adequacy of the following amenities to their household:
The result for the performance indicator is calculated as:
Number of tenants who said the amenity aspect is important and meets their needs x 100
Number of tenants who said the amenity aspect is important and gave a valid answer
to needs question (meets or doesn't meet their needs)
Question 16 of the NSHS of public housing tenants asked about the importance and adequacy of the location of their dwelling in relation to these specific facilities and services:
This indicator assesses the level of housing affordability within public rental housing. It has two components:
average weekly rental subsidy per rebated household, calculated as:
AF2 – AF1
the proportion of rebated households spending not more than 30% of their income in rent, calculated as:
(S10 + S11 + S12) x 100
This indicator measures the proportion of households where dwelling size is not appropriate due to overcrowding. Overcrowding occurs where two or more additional bedrooms are required to satisfy the Proxy Occupancy Standard. The Proxy Occupancy Standard is:
This indicator is calculated as follows:
HS1 x 100
This indicator assesses the low income status of all households receiving assistance. It has two components:
Low income A captures households that receive an income equivalent to or below 100% of government income support benefits at the pensioner rate while Low income B captures households with an income above 100% of the government income support benefits at the pensioner rate, but still below the effective cut-off for receiving any government income support benefits.
The cut-off measures include:
P4 is calculated as follows:
LI1a x 100
LI1b x 100
This indicator assesses the special needs 2 status of all households receiving assistance. Specifically, this is the proportion of new tenancies that are allocated to households with special needs which are defined as low income households:
This performance indicator is calculated as follows:
SN1 x 100
This indicator provides a measure of whether households in greatest need are given priority access to housing, by assessing the proportion of new allocations to households in greatest need that were allocated housing in:
P6 provides the proportion of total new allocations in the year ending 30 June to households that met the definition of greatest need.
Greatest need households are defined as low income households that at the time of allocation were subject to one or more of the following circumstances:
The indicators are calculated as follows:
PA1 x 100
PA2 x 100
PA3 x 100
PA4 x 100
PA5 x 100
PA6 x 100
This indicator assesses the level of satisfaction expressed by tenants with regard to the service provided by state and territory public rental housing agencies. Data for this performance indicator were collected via the 2007 Public Housing NSHS. Further detail on the NSHS can be obtained at www.aihw.gov.au/national-social-housing-survey/.
Question 1 of the NSHS of public housing tenants asked respondents to indicate the statement which best described how satisfied or dissatisfied they were with the overall service provided by their housing authority over the previous 12 months.
The level of overall satisfaction is calculated as:
Number of tenants who said they were satisfied (very satisfied or satisfied) x 100
Number of tenants who gave a valid answer to the satisfaction question
This indicator assesses the cost of public housing rental provision by measuring the average cost of providing assistance per dwelling.
P8 is calculated as:
This indicator assesses the utilisation of public rental housing stock by measuring the occupancy rate of rental housing stock.
P9 is calculated as:
OR1 x 100
This indicator measures the average time taken for occupancy of dwelling stock that are available to rent through normal processes.
P10 is calculated as:
This indicator assesses the management of rent arrears by measuring the total rent actually collected as a percentage of total rent charged.
P11 is calculated as:
RA1 x 100
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