Housing Need Dashboard City Futures Research Centre

About these maps

Households with low incomes - defined here as those in the bottom two quintiles of households by income and those experiencing homelessness - face significant housing pressures across Australia. These maps show the estimated number of households that were not living in appropriate housing on census night in 2021. These Australians were either experiencing homelessness, including severely overcrowded homes, or spending over 30% of their income on rent.

The colour code indicates the estimated proportion of all households whose needs are not currently being met by the housing market, and do not have access to targeted non-market housing. Note that, because enumerated homeless populations are not included in household counts, it is possible for unmet need to exceed the number of existing households, and so exceed 100%. 

Selecting (clicking on) a region will show:
For Statistical Area 4 boundaries, selecting a region also shows:

For full details on the method and some key findings in the project reports, visit the project website.