• Print

released: 25 Oct 2005 author: AIHW media release

The 'Indigenous housing needs 2005--a multi-measure needs model' report is the Institute's first report to assess Indigenous housing needs with the use of a multi-measure needs model. The report presents data on the five endorsed dimensions of need-homelessness, overcrowding, affordability, dwelling conditions and connection to essential services. It also assesses the feasibility of including an additional three dimensions in the model-appropriateness of housing, security of tenure and emerging housing needs. The report also compares housing outcomes of Indigenous and non-Indigenous households for all the relevant dimensions. It demonstrates a significant level of housing need among Indigenous households for most of the dimensions examined. The report also shows that serious disparities exist between Indigenous and non-Indigenous housing in Australia.The report also discusses future data development needs and priorities. The report is a useful resource for policy makers, administrators, Indigenous people and researchers with an interest in Indigenous housing issues.

Cat. no. HOU 129; 126pp.; $30.00

Order printed copy

Full publication

Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material (167K PDF)
    • Title page and verso
    • Contents
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols used in the tables
    • Executive summary
  • Sections 1-6 (377K PDF)
    1. Introduction
      • Preliminary work
      • Conceptual and data issues
      • Data sources
      • Structure of the report
    2. Overview
      • Indigenous Australians
      • Indigenous households
      • Housing tenure
      • Housing assistance
    3. Homelessness
      • Definition
      • Ways to estimate the numbers of homeless people
      • Data sources
      • Estimate of the number of homeless people
      • Indigenous and non-Indigenous comparison
      • Data development issues and gaps
    4. Overcrowding
      • Definition
      • Ways to estimate overcrowding
      • Data sources
      • Estimate of overcrowding
      • Indigenous and non-Indigenous comparison
      • Data development issues and gaps
    5. Affordability
      • Definition
      • Ways to estimate affordability
      • Data sources
      • Estimate of affordability
      • Indigenous and non-Indigenous comparison
      • Data development issues and gaps
    6. Dwelling conditions
      • Definition
      • Ways to assess dwelling conditions
      • Data sources
      • Estimate of dwelling conditions
      • Indigenous and non-Indigenous comparison
      • Data development issues and gaps
  • Sections 7-11 (260K PDF)
    1. Connection to essential services
      • Definition
      • Ways to estimate connection to essential services
      • Data sources
      • Estimate of connection of essential services
      • Indigenous and non-Indigenous comparison
      • Data development issues and gaps
    2. Appropriateness of housing
      • Definition
      • Ways to estimate appropriateness of housing
      • Data sources
      • Estimate of appropriateness
      • Indigenous and non-Indigenous comparison
      • Data development issues and gaps
    3. Security of tenure
      • Definition
      • Ways to estimate security of tenure
      • Data sources
      • Estimate of security of tenure
      • Indigenous and non-Indigenous comparison
      • Data development issues and gaps
    4. Emerging needs
      • Definition
      • Ways to estimate emerging needs
      • Data sources
      • Estimate of population growth
      • Data development issues and gaps
    5. Summary and conclusions
      • Data sources and issues
      • The extent of Indigenous housing need
  • End matter (168K PDF)
    • References
    • Appendix 1 Data for the five endorsed dimensions of Indigenous housing need
    • Appendix 2 Data sources
    • Survey data
    • Administrative data
    • Glossary

Recommended citation

AIHW 2005. Indigenous housing needs 2005-a multi-measure needs model. Cat. no. HOU 129. Canberra: AIHW.

Request an alternative format

Please contact us if you need information from the website presented in an alternative format for accessibility reasons.