The PH and SOMIH data collection captures information about PH and SOMIH 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 (a household with at least 1 Indigenous member). Currently SOMIH operates in New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania and the Northern Territory.

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

Collection details

Temporal coverage

from 1/7/1995 to 30/6/2019

Geographical coverage

National and state

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).;
  • There are restrictions and limitations governing the availability or use of other 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 information about PH and SOMIH dwellings and households residing in PH and SOMIH dwellings where the dwelling is:

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

Methodology

Admin data

Metadata information and data quality statement (DQS)

PH & SOMIH Data Set Specification

Public Housing Data Quality Statement

SOMIH Data Quality Statement

External links and information 

Housing Assistance in Australia

Report on Government Services

Australia's Welfare

Contact

[email protected]