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released: 7 Oct 2011 author: AIHW media release

The majority of National Social Housing Survey respondents were either `satisfied' or `very satisfied' with living in either public housing or community housing. In addition, most respondents indicated that the amenity and location of their housing met the needs of their household. These respondents also recorded experiencing `benefits' from living in social housing–around 90% felt more settled and over two-thirds felt they enjoyed better health. These findings are particularly noteworthy given that social housing is typically targeted at groups such as low income earners, those who were previously homeless and people who are otherwise disadvantaged in the housing market.

ISSN 1446-9820; ISBN 978-1-74249-208-7; Cat. no. AUS 141; 16pp.; Internet Only


Publication table of contents

  • Contents
    • Key points
    • Overview
    • Introduction
    • Responses to the 2010 NSHS
    • A profile of social housing households
    • Employment
    • Tenants' housing histories
    • Satisfaction
    • Benefits
    • References
    • Verso page

Recommended citation

AIHW 2011. National Social Housing Survey: a summary of national results. AIHW bulletin no. 92. Cat. no. AUS 141. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 21 July 2017 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=10737420122>.

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