The Rental Affordability Snapshot is designed to highlight the lived experience of looking for housing while on a low income. It focuses on the Australian population who earn the least income – Commonwealth benefit recipients and minimum wage earners.
Every year, Anglicare Australia tests if it is possible for people on low incomes to rent a home in the private market. We do this by taking a snapshot of the thousands of properties listed for rent on realestate.com.au. We test whether each property is affordable and suitable for people on low incomes. We are grateful for the support of REA Group for giving us access to the property listings data from realestate.com.au every year to enable us to do this research effectively.
The Snapshot is also available online at www.anglicare-ras.com.
Rental Affordability Snapshot 2011
Apr 14, 2011, 00:00 AM
Anglicare Australia's 2011 Rental Affordability Snapshot reports shows there is a critical shortage of affordable rental housing across all major cities and even most regional areas of the nation. The Snapshot shines light on just how bad the housing crisis has become, with less than 1% of rental housing in cities such as Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Canberra being affordable for people on a low income.