This study assess the measurement of overcrowding in Australia and explores the relationships between various household density measures and the wellbeing of occupants. Indicators of the incidence or severity of household crowding in Australia actually measure occupant density—the ratio of occupants to available space—rather than crowding, which relates to a psychological response to the sense of excessive density. How overcrowding is defined and measured has important implications for funding requirements, the appropriate mix of housing stock given household structures and rules for allocating families to public and community housing.
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This research examined the characteristics of successful tenancies for Indigenous people to understand ‘what works’ for securing successful housing outcomes. It explored the successful initiatives in sustaining tenancies for Indigenous people and what particular elements contribute to this success, including for different types of housing—private and social housing, and across different locations—urban, rural and remote.
This report builds on a recent scoping study on child development to understand whether housing factors play an important role in child development and wellbeing.
This scoping study reviewed existing literature on the connections between housing and childhood development and wellbeing it investigates the value and feasibility of conducting empirical research in the Australian context.
This report aims to examine the effects of divorce, separation or bereavement on the housing and related financial circumstances of people aged 50 or over in different housing tenures, and in particular those on income support payments.
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