Australian Bureau of Statistics
2901.0 - Census Dictionary, 2011
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 23/05/2011
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Supported Accommodation Flag (SAFD)
The Supported Accommodation Flag (SAFD) includes accommodation specified by state/territory bodies or service providers as supported accommodation for persons without a permanent residence.
When utilising this flag, it should be noted that the comprehensiveness of the lists provided may vary considerably between state/territories.
In addition, the flagging of individual addresses as providing supported accommodation is dependent on their ability to be successfully matched to the corresponding census record for that dwelling.
During census processing, individual addresses on the lists provided from each state and territory will be matched to the census record of the corresponding dwelling, which will subsequently be flagged (through a dwelling code of "1") as providing supported accommodation in the Supported Accommodation Flag (SAFD). Likewise, any census form received with a supported accommodation sticker attached will receive the same flag on SAFD (dwelling coded as "1").
For the 2011 Census, the Supported Accommodation Flag (SAFD) will be made available as an output item for the first time. Data is available on request.
Information about data quality for the Supported Accommodation Flag (SAFD) will be made available at the time of data release. Aspects to be included in the data quality statement will be (at the national and state/territory levels): implementation of the two strategies for the 2011 Census (list and sticker); uptake of these options; comparison with other data sources for supported accommodation; and the match rate of addresses to their corresponding census dwelling records.
This page last updated 20 May 2011
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