1268.0.55.001 - ABS Functional Classification of Buildings, 1999  
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Other non-residential buildings

    Education buildings
    Religion buildings
    Aged care facilities (including nursing homes)
    Health facilities (non aged-care medical services)
      Hospitals
      Health buildings n.e.c.
    Entertainment and recreation buildings
    Short term accommodation buildings
      Self contained, short term apartments
      Hotels (predominately accommodation), motels, boarding houses, hostels or lodges
      Other short term accommodation buildings n.e.c.
    Non-residential buildings n.e.c.


Other non-residential buildings
Non-residential buildings that are not classified to commerial or industrial use.

Education buildings
Buildings used in the provision or support of educational services including classrooms, laboratories and school canteens. Includes group accommodation used to support the provision of educational services not separately identified such as halls of residence and dormitories.

Religion buildings
Buildings used for or associated with worship, or in support of programs sponsored by religious bodies used for worship and associated activities. Examples include: churches, temples, mosques, church halls, dormitories and monastic cells.

Aged care facilities (including nursing homes)
Buildings used in the provision or support of aged care facilities, excluding dwellings such as retirement villages.

Health facilities
Buildings used in the provision of non-aged care medical services. Includes group accommodation used to support the provision of non-aged medical care, where these are not identified as separate buildings, such as staff residences and nurses quarters. The class is further split into the two sub-classes:
  • Hospitals
  • Other health buildings n.e.c.
Examples include: laboratories, clinics and human quarantine stations.

Entertainment and recreation buildings
Buildings used in the provision of entertainment and recreational facilities or services. Examples include: public libraries, museums, casinos, sporting facilities and licensed clubs.

Accommodation buildings
Buildings primarily used for providing short-term or temporary accommodation on a commercial basis and excluding long term accommodation.
    Self-contained short term apartments
    Buildings predominantly consisting of self-contained apartments primarily used for other than private dwellings. They comprise self-contained units which are available on a unit or apartment basis to the general public for a minimum of one night. Units should contain at least cooking facilities (eg. hot plates, microwave oven), refrigerator and bathing facilities. Examples include: serviced apartments and holiday apartment buildings.

    Hotels (predominantly accommodation), motels, boarding houses, hostels or lodges
    Commercial accommodation usually not self-contained, such as ski lodges, guest houses and youth hostels. Excludes community services hostels such as disability, women and children's hostels.

    Other short term accommodation buildings n.e.c.
    Accommodation buildings not elsewhere classified. Includes other accomodation provided on a temporary basis such as youth camp dormitories.

Non-residential buildings n.e.c.
Non-residential buildings not elsewhere classified, such as council depots, police stations, veterinary premises and public toilets.


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