A biennial survey of social housing tenants which complements administrative data collected by social housing providers and includes information on tenants and their social housing experiences.

Collection details

Temporal coverage

from 30 June 1996

Geographical coverage

National and state and territory 

Data availability

  • publications
  • summary tables published in electronic form
  • client specified tables on request which may be subject to data provider approval (charges apply)

Data scope

Participants are randomly sampled from the public housing, state owned and managed Indigenous housing and community housing programs. 



Metadata information and data quality statement (DQS)

National Social Housing Survey, 2016 DQS

External links and information 

National Social Housing Survey report

Report on Government Services

Australia's Welfare


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