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released: 5 Dec 2012 author: AIHW media release

This report looks at housing assistance in the government, not-for-profit and private sector segments in Australia in 2011-12. It examines allocation and waiting lists for social housing, overcrowding and housing affordability, and demonstrates that while the number of social housing dwellings has increased in recent years, this increase has been exceeded by the number of households spending more than 30% of their income on housing. Between 59% and 75% of all housing allocations are provided to people who are homeless, whose life or safety is at risk in their accommodation, whose condition is aggravated by their housing, or who has very high rental costs.

ISBN 978-1-74249-381-7; Cat. no. HOU 266; 116pp.; $21

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Australian jurisdictions
    • Symbols
    • Summary
  • Body section
    • 1 Housing in Australia
      • 1.1 Introduction
      • 1.2 Importance of housing
      • 1.3 Australia's housing profile
      • 1.4 Housing assistance in Australia
      • 1.5 Housing needs into the future
    • 2 Social housing provided by government
      • 2.1 Government-provided housing sector
      • 2.2 Allocation of government-provided housing
      • 2.3 Affordability in government-provided housing
      • 2.4 Use of public sector dwellings
    • 3 Social housing provided by the not-for-profit sector
      • 3.1 Not-for-profit housing sector
      • 3.2 Allocation of not-for-profit housing
      • 3.3 Affordability in not-for-profit housing
      • 3.4 Use of not-for-profit sector dwellings
      • 3.5 Management of not-for-profit housing
    • 4 Housing assistance in the private sector
      • 4.1 Commonwealth Rent Assistance
      • 4.2 Private rent assistance
      • 4.3 Home purchase assistance
    • 5 Assistance for groups with special  housing needs
      • 5.1 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
      • 5.2 Young Australians
      • 5.3 Older Australians
      • 5.4 People with disability
  • End matter
    • Appendixes
      • Appendix A: 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
      • Appendix B: Data Quality Statements
        • Public rental housing data collection 2010-11: Data Quality Statement
        • State owned and managed Indigenous housing data collection 2010-11: Data Quality Statement
        • Community housing data collection 2010-11: Data Quality Statement
      • Indigenous community housing data collection 2010-11: Data Quality Statement
    • Glossary
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures

Recommended citation

AIHW 2012. Housing assistance in Australia 2012. Cat. no. HOU 266. Canberra: AIHW.