Department of Communities – ResearchPress

This Department of Communities newsletter is a selection of publications and articles that have been released in the past month.

AIHW – Specialist Homelessness Services annual report 2018–19

The specialist homelessness services 2018–19 web report is the eighth annual report from the Specialist Homelessness Services Collection (SHSC). It describes the characteristics of clients of specialist homelessness services, the services requested, outcomes achieved, and unmet requests for services during 2018–19. Safe, secure housing is fundamental to people’s health and wellbeing. Both people experiencing homelessness […]

Department of Communities – ResearchPress

This Department of Communities newsletter is a selection of publications and articles that have been released in the past month.

Forecasting Dwelling Commencements in Western Australia 2019 – 2020

Housing Industry Forecast Group (HIFG) provides a forecast of dwelling commencements and residential lot availability for WA to assist government and industry in their forward planning. This report covers the period 2019-20 to 2021-22. 15,500 dwelling are forecast to be constructed in 2019-20 (same level as 2018-19). Low level of population growth, combined with high […]

AHURI – Moving, downsizing and housing equity consumption choices of older Australians

This study analyses current geographic mobility and downsizing behaviours among Australians aged over 55, and considers the barriers to, and consequences of downsizing. Retired Australians tend to retain high levels of housing wealth (rising to 49% of assets for homeowners aged 75+) and most choose not to downsize, either by moving to a smaller dwelling […]

AHURI – What was the most read AHURI research in 2018?

Over 2018 AHURI and their partners published a wealth of research and convened three insightful conferences. These have helped guide the policy conversation for housing, homelessness and urban policy makers and practitioners across Australia. Learn more here

AHURI An effective homelessness services system for older Australians

The research project examines a range of issues, including those that make the older population distinctive in terms of homelessness. Read report here

WA Tomorrow – State of Western Australia

The WA Tomorrow report provides the State Government with an estimate of the future population structure by age, sex and region in Western Australia. The forecasts are used across government agencies to plan for future service and infrastructure requirements where a change in the age and/or sex distribution needs to be considered. They are particularly […]

AHURI When are Australians buying their first home?

Examining trends in first home purchasing Read report here

Department of Communities – ResearchPress

This Department of Communities newsletter is a selection of publications and articles that have been released in the past month.

AHURI More young adults staying home, for longer

Examining trends in first home purchasing One third of young adults not living independently Traditionally early adulthood, for Australians aged between 25 and 34, was the time when people formed long-term relationships and bought their first home. In 1995–96 the average age of first home buyers purchasing a new home was 33 years, whereas 22 years […]

AIHW – Australia’s welfare

In the broadest sense, welfare refers to the wellbeing of individuals, families and the community. Many interrelated factors affect wellbeing—including housing, education, employment, health and safety. Wellbeing can be bolstered by support from family and friends or though formal services and assistance. The AIHW has compiled Australia’s welfare—a biennial national report card on the welfare of […]

AIHW – People with disability in Australia

People with disability in Australia brings together information from a range of national data sources to contribute to a greater understanding about disability in Australia. It shows that some people with disability face challenges routinely and actively participating in everyday life areas (such as employment) and are more likely to experience poor health, discrimination and violence. […]

ACOSS – GDP figures confirm economic case for urgent increase to Newstart and investment in social housing

The GDP figures released today further the strong case for increasing Newstart and investing in social housing in order to stimulate the economy, while acting on poverty and homelessness. “The Government can effectively work to boost the flagging economy by acting on poverty and homelessness,” ACOSS Director of Policy Jacqueline Phillips said. “An increase to […]

AHURI – Improving housing and service responses to domestic and family violence for Indigenous individuals and families

This research is part of a wider AHURI Inquiry into housing outcomes after domestic and family violence. This study investigated the needs of Indigenous women and children who are severely over-represented in rates of domestic and family violence (DFV). Developing culturally appropriate responses to Indigenous DFV and improving integration between housing and DFV and child […]

AIHW – People in short-term or emergency accommodation: a profile of Specialist Homelessness Services clients

In 2018 most tenants in social housing were satisfied with services from their housing provider. Nearly all tenants cited feeling more settled and being able to manage their rent better as benefits of living in social housing. Australia-wide, satisfaction is high (3 in 4 tenants are satisfied), but there are differences between housing programs and […]