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released: 15 Jun 2011 author: AIHW media release

Housing assistance in Australia 2011 is a compendium style publication which provides readers with information about housing assistance in each segment of the housing sector: government, not-for-profit and the private sector. Key issues including allocation and waiting lists for social housing, overcrowding, and affordability are examined as well as changes over recent years. Housing assistance provided to special needs groups such as Indigenous Australians, the young and old, and to those with a disability are also examined.

ISBN 978-1-74249-153-0; Cat. no. HOU 236; 114pp.; Out of Print

Publication

Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
      • Australian jurisdictions
    • Symbols
    • Summary
  • Body section
    1. Housing and housing assistance in Australia
      • 1.1 Introduction
      • 1.2 Housing assistance in Australia
        • Housing assistance governance
        • Main housing assistance programs in Australia
          • Home purchasers
          • Renters
      • 1.3 The importance of housing
      • 1.4 Housing profile
      • 1.5 Housing needs into the future
        • Population growth and demographic changes
        • Affordability
        • Housing supply
    1. Social housing provided by government
      • 2.1 The government-provided housing sector
      • 2.2 Allocation of government-provided housing
        • Movement within public rental housing and SOMIH
        • Waiting lists
      • 2.3 Affordability in government-provided housing
      • 2.4 Utilisation of public sector dwellings
        • Occupancy
        • Match of dwelling to household size
        • Indigenous overcrowding
      • 2.5 Tenants' satisfaction with public sector housing
    1. Social housing provided by the not-for-profit sector
      • 3.1 The not-for-profit housing sector
      • 3.2 Allocation of not-for-profit housing
        • Waiting lists
      • 3.3 Affordability in not-for-profit housing
      • 3.4 Utilisation of not-for-profit sector dwellings
        • Occupancy
        • Match of dwelling to household size
      • 3.5 Management of not-for-profit housing
      • 3.6 Tenants' satisfaction with not-for-profit housing
    1. Housing assistance in the private sector
      • 4.1 Commonwealth Rent Assistance
      • 4.2 Private rent assistance
      • 4.3 Home purchase assistance
        • Home purchase assistance provided by states and territories
    1. Housing assistance for special needs groups
      • 5.1 Housing assistance to Indigenous Australians
      • 5.2 Housing assistance to young Australians
      • 5.3 Housing assistance to older Australians
      • 5.4 Housing assistance to people with disability
  • End matter
    • Appendix: Additional tables
      • A.1 Housing and housing assistance in Australia
      • A.2 Housing provided by government
      • A.3 Social housing provided by the not-for-profit sector
      • A.4 Housing assistance in the private sector
      • A.5 Housing assistance for special needs groups
      • A.6 Data quality and scope
        • Scope
        • Data quality
    • Glossary
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures

Recommended citation

AIHW 2011. Housing assistance in Australia 2011. Cat. no. HOU 236. Canberra: AIHW.