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Report 17th September 2020

The housing aspirations of Australians across the life-course: closing the ‘housing aspirations gap’

Wendy Stone, Steven Rowley, Sharon Parkinson, Amity James, Angela Spinney

This research Inquiry explores the generational specific housing aspirations and aspirations gaps for Australian young adults (18–34 years), mid-life (35–54 years) and later life (55 years and older) cohorts. ‘Housing aspirations’ are the desires households have in relation to their housing outcomes; a ‘housing aspirations gap’ is the difference between current housing circumstances and desired housing outcomes.

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Report 11th December 2019

The supply of affordable private rental housing in Australian cities: short-term and longer-term changes

Kath Hulse, Margaret Reynolds, Christian Nygaard, Sharon Parkinson, Judith Yates

This research charts the changes in the supply of affordable and available private rental housing for lower income households between 2011 and 2016, and is the latest in a series of projects detailing affordable rental housing supply every five years since 1996 using Census data.

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Report 15th August 2019

Young Australians and the housing aspirations gap

Sharon Parkinson, Steven Rowley, Wendy Stone, Amity James, Angela Spinney, Margaret Reynolds

This research investigated the short and longer term housing aspirations and the housing aspirations gap among ‘emerging adults’ aged 18–24 years and ‘early adults’ aged 25–34 years in order to better understand how their aspirations are linked to a ‘broader life project’ across areas such as education, employment and family formation.

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