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AIHW - Specialist Homelessness Services Collection - Location of Client (SA4) 2014-2018

This dataset presents the footprint of the number of distinct specialist homeless services clients by client type, sex and age group. 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 4 (SA4).

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.
  • Clients are considered to be homeless if they are living in any of the following circumstances: No shelter or improvised dwelling, Short-term temporary accommodation, House, townhouse or flat (couch surfing or with no tenure).
  • Clients are considered to be at risk of homelessness if they are living in any of the following circumstances: Public or community housing (renter or rent free), Private or other housing (renter, rent-free or owner), Institutional settings.
  • 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, 06:05 (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_sa4_2014_18
Aggregation Level sa4_2016
Attribute List At Risk Female 0-9, At Risk Female 10-19, At Risk Female 20-29, At Risk Female 30-39, At Risk Female 40-49, At Risk Female 50-59, At Risk Female 60+, At Risk Female N.P, At Risk Male 0-9, At Risk Male 10-19, At Risk Male 20-29, At Risk Male 30-39, At Risk Male 40-49, At Risk Male 50-59, At Risk Male 60+, At Risk Male N.P, Financial Year, Geometry, Homeless Female 0-9, Homeless Female 10-19, Homeless Female 20-29, Homeless Female 30-39, Homeless Female 40-49, Homeless Female 50-59, Homeless Female 60+, Homeless Female N.P, Homeless Male 0-9, Homeless Male 10-19, Homeless Male 20-29, Homeless Male 30-39, Homeless Male 40-49, Homeless Male 50-59, Homeless Male 60+, Homeless Male N.P, Not Stated Female 0-9, Not Stated Female 10-19, Not Stated Female 20-29, Not Stated Female 30-39, Not Stated Female 40-49, Not Stated Female 50-59, Not Stated Female 60+, Not Stated Female N.P, Not Stated Male 0-9, Not Stated Male 10-19, Not Stated Male 20-29, Not Stated Male 30-39, Not Stated Male 40-49, Not Stated Male 50-59, Not Stated Male 60+, Not Stated Male N.P, SA4 Code, SA4 Name
Attribution null, (2019): AIHW - Specialist Homelessness Services Collection - Location of Client (SA4) 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 sa4_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]]]}