Has the average time waited for newly allocated households with disability in public housing or SOMIH changed over time?
The data in the graph and the table below show the average time waited for newly allocated households with a member with disability in public housing or state owned and managed Indigenous housing (SOMIH). Data from 2011–12 to 2021–22 are used. In 2021–22, the average time waited for public housing and SOMIH for people with disability was 557 and 416 days, respectively.
- 'Newly allocated households' are those households that commenced receiving housing assistance for the relevant program during the reference year.
- A household is classified as 'with disability' if any member of the household reports disability. Disability is the umbrella term for any or all of: an impairment of body structure or function, a limitation in activities, or a restriction in participation. Disability may be self-enumerated or related to housing need and thus is likely to under-report the true level of disability in PH and SOMIH households. Data across jurisdictions may not be comparable due to different definitions and collection methods of disability for the purpose of accessing social housing.
- SOMIH refers to state owned and managed Indigenous housing.
- Excludes households where time waited was not known.
Source: AIHW National Housing Assistance Data Repository.
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