In 2022, around 815,500 Australians lived in social housing in over 442,700 dwellings across the country. The majority (67%) of social housing dwellings were public housing stock and Community Housing (25%). Commonwealth Rent Assistance was provided to over 1.3 million income units at the end of June 2022.
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The proportion of households living in social housing in Australia decreased from 4.8% in 2011 to 4.1% in 2022
In 2021–22, there were around 815,500 occupants living in Australia’s main social housing programs
The highest number of overcrowded dwellings were in public housing and in Major Cities (over 9,100 households)
At June 2022, over 1.3 million income units were receiving Commonwealth Rent Assistance (CRA)