In 2018–19, just under 800,000 Australians lived in social housing, living in over 437,000 dwellings across the country. Over 70% of social housing dwellings were public housing stock with increasing numbers in community housing. Social housing also provided targeted financial assistance for eligible Australians on low incomes and supported people experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness.

This release covers data that precedes the COVID-19 period.

  • Cat. no: HOU 320