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released: 28 Jul 2014 author: AIHW media release

This paper provides information on support provided to Indigenous households through a range of housing assistance programs. The data suggest that Indigenous households were 6 times as likely as other Australian households to live in social housing, with an estimated 31% of Indigenous households living in such housing in 2013. Overall, Indigenous households were more than twice as likely as other households to receive assistance from at least one of the major housing assistance programs.

ISBN 978-1-74249-594-1; Cat. no. IHW 131; 51pp.; Internet Only

Publication

Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary pages
    • Title & verso title
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Summary
  • Body content
    • 1 Introduction
      • 1.1 Purpose and structure of this paper
      • 1.2 Data sources
    • 2 Social housing
      • 2.1 What is social housing?
      • 2.2 Social housing for Indigenous households
      • 2.3 Allocation of new social housing assistance
      • 2.4 Overcrowding
      • 2.5 Standard of dwelling
      • 2.6 Tenant satisfaction
    • 3 Financial and other assistance
      • 3.1 Commonwealth Rent Assistance
      • 3.2 Private rent assistance
      • 3.3 Assistance to purchase a home
      • 3.4 National Rental Affordability Scheme
    • 4 Overall level of housing assistance
      • 4.1 Major housing assistance programs
      • 4.2 Other housing assistance programs
    • 5 Data gaps
  • End matter
    • Appendix A: Key data sources
    • Appendix B: Comparing Census and administrative data about social housing
    • Appendix C: Technical notes
    • Appendix D: Additional tables
    • References

Recommended citation

AIHW 2014. Housing assistance for Indigenous Australians. Cat. no. IHW 131. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 22 October 2014 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=60129548054>.