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Data Constraints

Average equivalised gross household income is applicable to occupied private dwellings. It excludes households where at least one member aged 15 years and over did not state an income and households where at least one member aged 15 years and over was temporarily absent on Census Night. It excludes 'Visitors only' and 'Other not classifiable' households.

Median housing loan repayment is applicable to occupied private dwellings being purchased and includes dwellings being purchased under a rent/buy scheme. It excludes 'Visitors only' and 'Other not classifiable' households.

Median rent is applicable to occupied private dwellings being rented. It excludes 'Visitors only' and 'Other not classifiable' households.

Average number of persons per bedroom is applicable to occupied private dwellings only. It excludes 'Visitors only' and 'Other not classifiable' households.

Average household size is applicable to number of persons usually resident in occupied private dwellings. It includes partners, children, and co-tenants (in group households) who were temporarily absent on Census Night. A maximum of three temporary absentees can be counted in each household. It excludes 'Visitors only' and 'Other not classifiable' households.

Canadian National Occupancy Standard for housing appropriateness is a standard measure of housing utilisation that is sensitive to both household size and composition. Based on the following criteria used to assess bedroom requirements, households requiring at least one additional bedroom are considered to be overcrowded:
    • there should be no more than two persons per bedroom
    • a household of one unattached individual may reasonably occupy a bed-sit (i.e. have no bedroom)
    • couples and parents should have a separate bedroom
    • children less than five years of age, of different sexes, may reasonably share a room
    • children five years of age or over, of different sexes, should not share a bedroom
    • children less than 18 years of age and of the same sex may reasonably share a bedroom
    • single household members aged 18 years or over should have a separate bedroom.

Homelessness
To provide a count of the number of Indigenous homeless people in 2006, Chamberlain and MacKenzie supplemented Census 2006 with data from other sources such as the SAAP National Data Collection and adjusted for undercounting. Counting the Homeless, 2006 (cat. no. 2050.0) provides these adjusted figures for both the Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations.


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