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.

Special Update

Every year, Anglicare Australia tests if it is possible for people on low incomes to rent a home in the private market.

In this special update to the Snapshot almost 77,000 rental listings across Australia were analysed and it found that affordability has deteriorated since March 2020 – and that JobSeeker is the only thing keeping many renters afloat.

Click here to read the report. Click here for just a one-page summary.