In 2017–18, over 800,000 Australians were in social housing, living in over 400,000 dwellings across the country. Most were in public housing, with increasing numbers in community housing. Social housing supported not just those on low incomes but people experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness as well as people with disability. 

  • Cat. no: HOU 315
Findings from this report:
  • In 2017–18, there were 436,200 social housing dwellings, most were public housing

  • The number of community housing dwellings more than doubled over the decade to 2017–18