Landlord Type (LLDD)

This variable provides information on the type of landlord for rented dwellings (i.e. real estate agent, state or territory housing authority, person not in the same household - parent/other relative or other person etc).

The non-response rate for Landlord Type (LLDD) was 2.3% (3.0% in 2006). More information is available from the 2011 Census non-response quality statement.

This data item is applicable to occupied private dwellings being rented which represents 28.7% of all occupied private dwellings. If rental payment responses are recorded as fortnightly or monthly amounts they are derived to a weekly figure.

This data was captured automatically from mark box responses on the form so the risk of processing error is minimal. Sample checks of the data are undertaken to ensure an acceptable level of quality. Unlike some other variables this rate is not affected by the occurrence of non-responding dwellings, as such dwellings are not applicable for LLDD. In a small proportion of cases (testing has indicated that this is around 1.0%), respondents provide an incorrect number of responses (for LLDD respondents are asked to only mark one response). In these cases responses are accepted in the order they appear on the form and the extra responses are rejected.

A study was conducted of 2001 Census data to investigate the difference between the Census count for the LLDD category 'State or territory housing authority' and public housing counts from other data sources. The results of the study concluded that counts for 'State or territory housing authority' are affected by the incidence of non-responding and unoccupied dwellings. Refer to Appendix C of Census Paper 03/02 - Housing, 2001 (cat. no. 2934.0).

More information on LLDD is available in the 2011 Census Dictionary (cat. no. 2901.0).

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