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Housing assistance in Australia 2020 - AIHW Report

Housing plays a critical role in the health and wellbeing of Australians. Affordable and safe housing can help people avoid housing stress, which improves household wellbeing. 


06 Aug 2020

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has just released the latest edition of its report: Housing Assistance in Australia 2020.

 

In 2018–19, just under 800,000 Australians lived in social housing, living in over 437,000 dwellings across the country.

 

Over 70% of social housing dwellings were public housing stock with increasing numbers in community housing.   21% of the public housing dwellings were occupied by people aged 65 and over; and 18% in community housing.

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