Community Data Reports

From here you can access a range of data reports produced by the homelessness sector of relevance to homelessness.

Anglicare Australia Rental Affordability Snapshot 2012

Anglicare Australia, 2012, Canberra

Anglicare Australia has released its annual Rental Affordability Snapshot for 2012 (the Snapshot).  This is the third year that Anglicare Australia has undertaken the Snapshot at the national level.

The Snapshot surveys the affordability of private rental properties for people living on a low income in Australia.  For the purposes of this project, an affordable rental is one which took up less than 30 per cent of the household’s income, a commonly used benchmark of affordability.

Over 65,000 properties were audited across 15 localities on the Snapshot weekend, 14 April 2012. In each locality Anglicare Australia network members audited local newspapers and real estate websites for rental accommodation.

The Snapshot provides details of the audit of private rental properties for each locality across Australia and also explores a number of strategies and measures which Anglicare Australia supports implementing to improve the affordability of rental properties.