Overview

Assistance provided by governments and community organisations is available to eligible Australians who may have difficulties securing stable and affordable housing – this support is collectively referred to as housing assistance.

Housing Data Dashboard

Your window into housing and homelessness data, including over 60 interactive displays showcasing the latest publicly available data on housing in Australia.

Featured reports

Latest findings

The proportion of households living in social housing in Australia decreased from 4.8% in 2011 to 4.2%, in 2021

At June 2021, there were around 440,200 social housing dwellings

At June 2021, around 1.5 million income units were receiving Commonwealth Rent Assistance (CRA)

Satisfaction is closely related to the condition of tenants’ homes: as structural problems rise, satisfaction falls

Tenants gain multiple benefits from living in social housing, including feeling more settled and managing rent better

2 in 3 tenants living in state owned and managed Indigenous housing were satisfied with their housing services

More reports and statistics on housing assistance can be found under Homelessness services. The AIHW’s Housing data dashboard also contains the latest housing and homelessness data from over 20 national data sets, brought together in one place.