The Specialist Homelessness Services Collection (SHSC) replaced the SAAP 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 collections:
The following special issues collections were also undertaken as part of the SAAP NDC:
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.
from 1 July 1997 to 30 June 2011
National and state
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 collection NMDS
Administrative collection NMDS
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