Database of Australian renters

Each year the proportion of Australians who rent their home increases and, for the first time in generations, there are now as many renters as outright homeowners.

About the Research

Researchers and policy makers, however, know very little about housing conditions within Australia’s rental housing sector due to a lack of systematic, reliable data. In 2020, a collaboration of Australian universities commissioned a survey of tenant households to build a data infrastructure on the household and demographic characteristics, housing quality and conditions in the Australian rental sector.


The Australian Rental Housing Conditions Dataset (ARHCD) is lodged with the Australian Data Archive.

Access the data descriptor here. Access the dataset here.