This research investigates the demographic characteristics, types of buildings and neighbourhoods of lower income apartment residents in Australia so as to improve wellbeing, community and housing affordability outcomes. In Australia, 10 per cent of the population lives in an apartment; 85 per cent of apartment residents live in capital cities; and 39 per cent of households living in high-density apartments are lower income households.
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This report is one of a series drawing on a major AHURI project on addressing concentrations of disadvantage in Australia’s major cities.
This report argues that if the upward trend observed over the last 25 years continues it will have implications for policy-makers and other stakeholders in relation to a range of policy concerns, including urban planning and aged care service provision.
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