Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) report on "Housing in Australia"
- Nationally, between 4% and 24% of dwellings were considered overcrowded, and between 7% and 26% underutilised in 2016–17
- Waitlists for social housing remain long, with 189,400 households awaiting social housing allocation at 30 June 2017
- 812,900 tenants in 396,100 households were living in the main social housing programs across Australia in 2016–17
- Social housing stock not keeping pace with household growth; 5.1 per 100 households in 2007–08 down to 4.6, 2016–17
- The most commonly provided form of government support is Commonwealth Rent Assistance, which was provided to 1.34 million individuals or couples at June 2017
- The report also highlights the decline in home ownership, with the most notable fall among young people. In 1971, 64% of 30–34 year olds and 50% of 25–29 year olds owned their home, with this rate falling to 50% and 37%, respectively, in 2016.
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