Rental Affordability Snapshot

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 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 every year to enable us to do this research effectively.

The full report, including regional reports, are available to download from at the Snapshot's interactive website:

Special Release: Rental Affordability Update

Aug 31, 2020, 18:10 PM by Maiy Azize

The special update to our Rental Affordability Snapshot almost 77,000 rental listings across Australia and found that affordability has deteriorated since March – and that JobSeeker is the only thing keeping many renters afloat.
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