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

73% of tenants were satisfied with the overall services provided by their social housing organisation in 2021

80% of tenants who had to work/study from home or home school children during COVID-19 said their home met their needs

Satisfaction was closely related to the condition of tenants homes: as structural problems increased, satisfaction fell

For public housing, the highest number of overcrowded dwellings were in Major Cities (over 8,700 households)

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

In 2020–21, there were around 790,000 occupants living in three of Australia’s main social housing programs

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.