In 2020–21, around 790,000 Australians lived in social housing in over 440,000 dwellings across the country. The majority (68%) of social housing dwellings were public housing stock and Community Housing (25%). Commonwealth Rent Assistance was provided to just under 1.5 million income units at the end of June 2021.
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At June 2021, there were around 440,200 social housing dwellings
At June 2021 there were 417,800 households in the four main social housing programs—more than the 378,600 in June 2008
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