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4130.0.55.002 - Housing Mobility and Conditions, 2007–08  
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APPENDIX 1 DATA ITEM LIST


INTRODUCTION

The data summarised in the tables of this publication represent only a small portion of the additional housing data included in the 2007-08 SIH. This appendix provides a list of the output data items available from the expanded range of housing topics. For details of all data items available from the SIH, see Appendix 7 of Survey of Income and Housing, Australia: User Guide, 2007-08 (cat. no. 6553.0).

The ABS offers specialist consultancy services to assist clients with more complex statistical information needs. Customised tables can be produced on request, however, some individual categories may not be able to be released for confidentiality or data quality reasons. Enquiries about ABS data available on request can be emailed to living.conditions@abs.gov.au.

A1 Household Level

Data item label and categories
Population

Need for repair to dwelling
All households
0. Not applicable
1. No need
2. Desirable but low need
3. Moderate need
4. Essential need
5. Essential and urgent need
Types of major structural problems
All households
01. Rising damp
02. Major cracks in walls/floors
03. Sinking / moving foundations
04. Sagging floors
05. Walls / windows out of plumb
06. Wood rot / termite damage
07. Major electrical problems
08. Major plumbing problems
09. Major roof defect
10. Other structural problems
11. Don’t know
12. No structural problems
99. Not applicable
Types of repairs or maintenance made to the dwelling in the last 12 months
All households
1. Painting
2. Roof repair / maintenance
3. Tile repair / maintenance
4. Electrical work
5. Plumbing
6. Other types of repairs / maintenance
7. Don’t know
9. Not applicable
Sources of water for dwelling
All households
01. Mains / town water
02. Rainwater tank
03. Purchased bottled drinking water
04. Bore / well
05. Spring
06. River / creek / dam
07. Water delivered in a tanker
08. Rainwater collected using a bucket, bin etc
09. Grey water
10. Other
Sources of energy used in dwelling
All households
1. Electricity
2. Mains gas
3. LPG / bottled gas
4. Wood
5. Solar
6. Oil
7. Other
Connected to accredited green power electricity
All households
0. Not applicable
1. Connected to green power electricity
2. Not connected to green power electricity
3. Don’t know
Smoke alarm fitted
All households
1. Smoke alarm fitted
2. Smoke alarm not fitted
3. Don’t know
Source of power for smoke alarm
All households
0. Not applicable
1. Mains
2. Battery
3. Both
4. Don’t know
Frequency that smoke alarm is checked
All households
0. Not applicable
1. Weekly
2. Fortnightly
3. Monthly
4. Twice a year
5. Once a year
6. Less than once a year
7. Never
8. Other
9. Don't know
Purchase price of dwelling ($)
Owners who purchased
Continuous
in the last 3 years
Purchase price of dwelling (minus deductions) ($)
Owners who purchased
Continuous
in the last 3 years
Whether received monetary assistance to purchase dwelling
First home buyers
0. Not applicable
who purchased in the
1. Received monetary assistance
last 3 years
2. Did not receive monetary assistance
Sources of monetary assistance
First home buyers
01. First home owners grant
who purchased in the
02. State / Territory Government grant
last 3 years
03. State / Territory Government concessions or exemptions
04. Contribution from employer
05. Gifts - family/friends
06. Sale of former home
07. Sale of car / other possessions
08. Inheritance
09. Other monetary assistance
10. Not a first home buyer
11. Did not receive monetary assistance
Whether had a deposit to purchase dwelling
First home buyers
0. Not applicable
who purchased in the
1. Had a deposit for dwelling
last 3 years
2. Did not have deposit for dwelling
Size of home deposit ($)
First home buyers
Continuous
who purchased in the
last 3 years
Source(s) of home deposit
First home buyers
01. First Home Owners Grant
who purchased in the
02. State Government Grant
last 3 years
03. Contribution from employer
04. Savings
05. Gift - family/friends
06. Loan - family/friends
07. Loan - other informal source
08. Loan - formal source eg bank
09. Sale of former home
10. Sale of car / other possessions
11. Inheritance
12. Other
13. Not a first home buyer
14. Did not have deposit for dwelling
Whether have refinanced loan for property in the last 2 years
All owners
0. Not applicable
with a mortgage
1. Have refinanced in the last 2 years
2. Have not refinanced in the last 2 years
Reason(s) for refinancing
All owners
01. Better interest rate
with a mortgage
02. Better loan conditions
03. Extension
04. Renovation (eg, kitchen, bathroom)
05. Consolidating debt
06. Business related
07. Other purchase
08. Other reason
09. Did not refinance in the last 2 years
10. Not an owner with a mortgage
Number of years remaining on loan contract
All owners
Continuous
with a mortgage
Length of lease
All renters
0. Not applicable
1. 12 month lease
2. 6 month lease
3. Other fixed period lease
4. Month by month basis
5. Indefinite tenure (other than lease)
6. No formal lease or tenure
7. Other
Period left on current lease or tenure for the dwelling flag
All renters
0. Not applicable
1. Period left on lease or tenure for dwelling known
2. Period left on lease or tenure for dwelling not known
Period left on current lease or tenure for the dwelling (months)
All renters
Continuous
Whether paid bond for dwelling
All renters
0. Not applicable
1. Paid bond for dwelling
2. Did not pay bond for dwelling
3. Don't know
Amount of bond paid ($)
All renters
Continuous
Whether weekly household rent has changed since first occupied the dwelling
All renters
0. Not applicable
1. Weekly household rent has changed since first occupied the dwelling
2. Weekly household rent has not changed since first occupied the dwelling
3. Don’t know
Period since household rent last changed
All renters
0. Not applicable
1. Less than 3 months ago
2. 3-6 months ago
3. 7-12 months ago
4. More than 12 months ago
5. Not known
6. Rent not changed
Reasons for change to rent for household since first occupied the dwelling
All renters
01. CPI index change
02. Change in income
03. New lease
04. Very low vacancy rates / tight rental market
05. Dwelling refurbished / upgraded
06. Landlord keen to retain tenant
07. Other
08. Not known
09. Rent not changed
99. Not applicable
Services received by the tenant as part of household rental, rent free or life tenure agreement
All renters
01. Cleaning
02. Laundry services
03. Availability of pool
04. Availability of gym
05. Lawn mowing / gardening
06. Secure parking
07. Building security
08. Other
09. Nothing provided
99. Not applicable
Non-monetary services provided by the tenant as part of household rental, rent free or life tenure agreement
All renters
01. House cleaning (professional cleaning)
02. Lawn mowing / gardening
03. Babysitting / child minding
04. Companion etc
05. Renovations
06. Repairs and maintenance
07. Look after house / land for absent owner
08. Other
09. Nothing provided
99. Not applicable
Whether tenant's rent is reduced or accommodation is rent free due to services provided by the tenant
All renters
0. Not applicable
1. Rent is reduced, or accommodation provided rent free, because of services provided by the tenant
2. Rent is not reduced, and accommodation not provided rent free, because of services provided by the tenant
3. Don't know
4. Nothing provided


A2 Loans Level

Data item label and categories
Population

Loan number
All loans
Continuous
Amount borrowed for loan ($)
All loans
Continuous
Amount of principal outstanding on loan ($)
All loans
Continuous
Current annual interest rate for loan (%)
All loans
Continuous
Main purpose of loan
All loans
0. Not applicable
1. To buy or build this property
2. To buy or build other property
3. For alterations and additions to this property
4. For alterations and additions to other property
5. To buy motor vehicle
6. For a holiday
7. For another purpose
Type of security for loan
All loans
0. Not applicable
1. Mortgage on dwelling
2. Other security
3. No security
Weekly repayment of amount for loan ($)
All loans
Continuous
Weekly repayment amount for loan with refunds deducted ($)
All loans
Continuous
Month repayments commenced for loan
All loans
00. Not applicable
01. January
02. February
03. March
04. April
05. May
06. June
07. July
08. August
09. September
10. October
11. November
12. December
13. Not known month repayments commenced
14. Loan has no repayments
15. Repayments have not yet commenced
16. Year only reported
17. Loan not for housing purposes or secured against the dwelling
Year repayments commenced for loan
All loans
0. Not applicable
1965-2008
Whether paid above minimum repayments on loan
All loans
0. Not applicable
1. Paid above minimum repayments on loan
2. Did not pay above minimum repayments on loan
Weekly amount of minimum loan repayment ($)
All loans
Continuous
Loan sequencing populations
All loans
0. Not applicable
1. Loan has a redraw facility and has regular income automatically deposited into the loan account
2. Loan has a redraw facility and does not have regular income automatically deposited into the loan account
3. Does not have a redraw facility


A3 Person Level

Data item label and categories
Population

Number of years lived in current dwelling
All persons
Continuous
Aged 15-24, living with parents and not moved out in last 5 years
All persons
0. Not applicable
1. Aged 15-24, living with parents and not moved out in the last 5 years
2. Aged 15-24, living with parents and had moved out in the last 5 years
Number of times moved in last 5 years
All persons
Continuous
99. Don't know
Number of years lived in previous dwelling
All recent movers
Continuous
Geographical area of previous dwelling
All recent movers
0. Not applicable
1. In same suburb/locality/town as current dwelling
2. In same State/Territory as current dwelling - capital city
3. In same State/Territory as current dwelling - other than capital city
4. In different State/Territory to current dwelling - capital city
5. In different State/Territory to current dwelling - other than capital city
6. Overseas
State or Territory of previous dwelling
All recent movers
00. Not applicable
01. New South Wales
02. Victoria
03. Queensland
04. South Australia
05. Western Australia
06. Tasmania
07. Northern Territory
08. Australian Capital Territory
09. Other (Jervis Bay, Christmas Island, Cocos Island)
10. Overseas
Tenure type of previous dwelling
All recent movers
0. Not applicable
1. Owner without a mortgage
2. Owner with a mortgage
3. Life tenure scheme
4. Participant of rent/buy (or shared equity) scheme
5. Renter
6. Rent-free
7. Other
All reasons for last move
All recent movers
Housing reasons
10. Wanted bigger/better home
11. Wanted smaller home/downsize
12. Reduce rent/mortgage
13. Notice given by landlord
14. Allocated housing (e.g. public housing)
15. Purchased own dwelling
16. Renovations/Rebuilding
17. Other housing reasons
Employment reasons
18. Closer to work
19. Lost job
20. Got job
21. Improve employment prospects
22. Job transfer
23. Other employment reasons
Accessibility reasons
24. To be near medical services
25. To be near education facilities
26. Other accessibility reasons
Family reasons
27. Moved with family
28. Be close to family/friends
29. Family conflict
30. Be independent
31. Get married/live with partner
32. Breakdown of marriage/relationship
33. Other family reasons
Lifestyle/Other reasons
34. Lifestyle change
35. Neighbourhood reasons
36. Health reasons
37. Other
38. Don't know
99. Not applicable
Main reason for last move
All recent movers
00. Not applicable
Housing reasons
10. Wanted bigger/better home
11. Wanted smaller home/downsize
12. Reduce rent/mortgage
13. Notice given by landlord
14. Allocated housing (e.g. public housing)
15. Purchased own dwelling
16. Renovations/Rebuilding
17. Other housing reasons
Employment reasons
18. Closer to work
19. Lost job
20. Got job
21. Improve employment prospects
22. Job transfer
23. Other employment reasons
Accessibility reasons
24. To be near medical services
25. To be near education facilities
26. Other accessibility reasons
Family reasons
27. Moved with family
28. Be close to family/friends
29. Family conflict
30. Be independent
31. Get married/live with partner
32. Breakdown of marriage/relationship
33. Other family reasons
Lifestyle/Other reasons
34. Lifestyle change
35. Neighbourhood reasons
36. Health reasons
37. Other
38. Don't know
Structure of previous dwelling
All recent movers
00. Not applicable
Separate house
01. Without attached flat
02. With attached flat
03. With attached shop
Semi-detached
04. One story
05. Two or more stories
06. Attached to a shop, office etc
Flat
07. In a 1 or 2 story block
08. In a 3 story block
09. In a 4 or more story block
10. Attached to a house
11. Attached to a shop, office etc
Other private dwelling
12. Caravan
13. Makeshift dwelling
14. Private dwelling nec
15. Special dwelling
Previous landlord type or provider of rent free dwelling
All recent movers
00. Not applicable
01. Real estate agent
02. State or Territory housing authority
03. Person living in the same household - Parent/other relative
04. Person living in the same household - Other unrelated person
05. Person not living in the same household - Parent/other relative
06. Person not living in the same household - Other unrelated person
07. Owner/manager of caravan park
08. Employer - Defence housing authority
09. Employer - Government
10. Employer - Other employer
11. Housing co-operative/community/church group
12. Other
Satisfaction with location of current dwelling
All persons
0. Not applicable
1. Very satisfied
2. Satisfied
3. Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
4. Dissatisfied
5. Very dissatisfied
Reason for dissatisfaction with current location of dwelling
All persons
01. Natural surroundings
02. Distance from shops
03. Distance from public transport
04. Distance from work/employment opportunities
05. Distance from schools
06. Distance from child care
07. Distance from hospital /medical care
08. Distance from parks, public gardens and other recreational activities
09. Distance from entertainment
10. Security/feeling safe
11. Noise level
12. Traffic level
13. Other
99. Not applicable
Satisfaction with block
All persons
0. Not applicable
1. Very satisfied
2. Satisfied
3. Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
4. Dissatisfied
5. Very dissatisfied
Reasons for dissatisfaction with block
All persons
1. Too big
2. Too small
3. Too steep
4. Lack of privacy
5. Garden maintenance too high
6. Other
9. Not applicable
Satisfaction with current dwelling
All persons
0. Not applicable
1. Very satisfied
2. Satisfied
3. Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
4. Dissatisfied
5. Very dissatisfied
Reasons for dissatisfaction with current dwelling
All persons
01. Too big
02. Too small
03. Too cold
04. Too hot
05. Poor condition of dwelling
06. Structurally unsound
07. Needs to be more secure
08. Maintenance too high
09. Rates to expensive
10. Mortgage too expensive
11. Rent too expensive
12. Other
99. Not applicable
Feelings of safety at home alone during day
All persons
0. Not applicable
1. Very safe
2. Safe
3. Neither safe nor unsafe
4. Unsafe
5. Very unsafe
6. Never home alone during the day
Feelings of safety at home alone after dark
All persons
0. Not applicable
1. Very safe
2. Safe
3. Neither safe nor unsafe
4. Unsafe
5. Very unsafe
6. Never home alone after dark
Ability to ask for small favours
All persons
0. Not applicable
1. Could ask for small favours
Perceived level of difficulty with transport
All persons
0. Not applicable
1. Can easily get to the places needed
2. Sometimes have difficulty getting to the places needed
3. Often have difficulty getting to the places needed
4. Can't get to the places needed
5. Never go out/housebound
Likelihood of moving in next 12 months
All persons
0. Not applicable
1. Likely to move in next 12 months
2. Unlikely to move in next 12 months
3. Don’t know
Desire to move in next 12 months
All persons
0. Not applicable
1. Want to move in next 12 months
2. Don’t want to move in next 12 months
3. Don’t know
Barriers to moving
All persons
1. Cant afford to buy a new dwelling
2. Cant afford the costs associated with moving
3. Too much effort to move
4. For frailty, disability or ill health reasons
5. Other
9. Not applicable
Main barrier to moving
All persons
0. Not applicable
1. Cant afford to buy a new dwelling
2. Cant afford the costs associated with moving
3. Too much effort to move
4. For frailty, disability or ill health reasons
5. Other
Whether have been refused rental accommodation in last 5 years
All renters
0. Not applicable
1. Has been refused rental accommodation in the last 5 years
2. Has not been refused rental accommodation in the last 5 years
Reasons for refusal of rental accommodation
All renters
01. Age
02. Would not allow pets
03. Family type - sole parent
04. Family type - not married
05. Family type - because of children
06. No references / inadequate references
07. Would not allow groups
08. Unemployed
09. Family too large
10. Students
11. Ethnicity / race
12. Unable to pay bond / rent in advance
13. Disabled
14. Other
15. Don’t know
99. Not applicable
Whether felt discriminated against in seeking rental accommodation in last 5 years
All renters
0. Not applicable
1. Felt discriminated against in seeking rental accommodation in last 5 years
2. Did not feel discriminated against in seeking rental accommodation in last 5 years
Number of years that respondent has rented (in all rentals) - recent continuous
All renters
Continuous
If number of years continually renting is known
All renters
0. Not applicable
1. Number of years has been continually renting known
2. Number of years has been continually renting not known
Whether on public housing waiting list
All renters
0. Not applicable
1. Currently on a public housing waiting list
2. Not currently on a public housing waiting list
3. Don’t know




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