A new analysis of the characteristics of households in housing stress: results and tools for validation

Azizur Rahman, Ann Harding

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A large number of Australian households are experiencing housing stress. Important research topics include what types of households are most likely to experience housing stress and those geographic areas where housing stress is most prevalent. Decision makers at the national and regional levels also need reliable information about housing stress, to most efficiently and fairly target assistance. In this paper we examine statistical local area level housing stress estimates across Australia and observe various distributive scenarios of the estimates by a thorough spatial analysis of the micro-simulated data.Results reveal that one in every nine households in Australia is experiencing housing stress, with private renter households being most greatly affected. About two-thirds of Australian households with housing stress reside in the eight capital cities, principally in Sydney and Melbourne. The statistical local area level estimates of housing stress are much lower in Canberra, compared to the other major cities. Our scenarios of the spatial distribution of housing stress identify hotspots for housing stress across Australia.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAHRC12
Subtitle of host publicationHousing in an Era of Risk and Crisis
EditorsSelina Tually
Place of PublicationAdelaide
PublisherThe University of Adelaide
Number of pages21
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventAustralasian Housing Researchers Conference - The University of Adelaide, SA, Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 08 Feb 201210 Feb 2012


ConferenceAustralasian Housing Researchers Conference
Abbreviated titleHousing in an era of risk and crisis
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