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1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2008  
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Housing Tasmania provides public rental housing to people who are on low incomes and meet needs assessment criteria under the Housing Assessment System (HAS). At 30 June 2004, there were 3,229 households waiting for public housing.

Also at 30 June 2004, the public rental occupancy rate was 98.5%, compared to approximately 97.4% in the private rental market. Occupancy rates provide a good indicator of the balance between supply and demand, and 97% occupancy is generally considered the benchmark for a market in balance.

Housing Tasmania manages over 11,500 public rental properties.


OCCUPANTS

At 30 June 2004, there were 23,035 people living in public housing in Tasmania constituting a total of 11,375 households.

PUBLIC RENTAL OCCUPANTS, Tasmania - as at 30 June
Households
People

no.
no.

2000
12,728
26,796
2001
12,428
25,755
2002
12,156
24,961
2003
11,624
23,540
2004
11,375
23,035

Source: Housing Tasmania, Department of Health and Human Services


HOUSING STOCK

At 30 June 2004, there were 11,679 public housing properties in Tasmania. Of these properties, 46.0% were three bedroom properties, while only 2.5% of properties had four or more bedrooms.


PUBLIC RENTAL HOUSING STOCK, Tasmania - as at 30 June
1 Bedroom(a)
2 Bedrooms
3 Bedrooms
4+ Bedrooms
Total
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.

2000
2,813
3,381
6,944
267
13,405
2001
2,780
3,427
6,676
295
13,178
2002
2,693
3,394
6,284
287
12,658
2003
2,646
3,386
5,687
285
12,004
2004
2,622
3,397
5,373
287
11,679

(a) One bedroom includes bed-sit units.
Source: Housing Tasmania, Department of Health and Human Services.


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