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AIHW - Specialist Homelessness Services Collection - Location of Client (SA2) 2014-2018

This dataset presents the footprint of the number of distinct specialist homeless services clients. The client counts are based on the location where the client resided in the week before their first support period in the financial year. Each client contributes only once, even if they had multiple support periods during the financial year. The geographic location of the client is at the week before their first support period in the financial year. The data spans the financial years of 2014 to 2018 and is aggregated to 2016 Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) Statistical Area Level 2 (SA2).

The Specialist Homelessness Services Collection (SHSC) data accompanies the Specialist Homelessness Services Annual Report 2017-18:

For further information about this dataset, visit the data source: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare - SHSC Data Cubes:

Please note:

  • AURIN has spatially enabled the original data.
  • Caution should be used when comparing data for 2017-18 with data for 2014-15 to 2016-17 in sub-state data cubes. Data for 2011-12 to 2016-17 at the state, territory and national levels are weighted to account for agency non-response and invalid statistical linkage keys (SLK), and have been rounded to the nearest integer. Due to improvements in agency response and rates of SLK validity, data from 2017–18 are no longer weighted. The removal of weighting does not constitute a break in time series, and these data are directly comparable with weighted counts for earlier years. As the weighting method is not suitable for sub-state units, the data in the sub-state cubes are not weighted.
  • Data presented may differ from those published elsewhere because of differences in the preparation and analysis of the source data.

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Additional Info

Field Value
Last Updated September 5, 2019, 23:57 (UTC)
Created August 9, 2019, 06:03 (UTC)
License Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia (CC BY 3.0 AU)
AURIN Open API ID aurin:datasource-AU_Govt_AIHW-UoM_AURIN_DB_aihw_shsc_client_location_sa2_2014_18
Aggregation Level sa2_2016
Attribute List Client count, Financial Year, Geometry, SA2 Code, SA2 Name
Attribution null, (2019): AIHW - Specialist Homelessness Services Collection - Location of Client (SA2) 2014-2018; accessed from AURIN on [date of access].
Coordinate Ref. System EPSG:4283 (GDA_1994)
Copyright Notice © null 2019
Geometry Field wkb_geometry
Key sa2_code
Type dataset
spatial {"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": [[[96.81, -43.75], [159.11, -43.75], [159.11, -9.14], [96.81, -9.14], [96.81, -43.75]]]}