Notes on the data: Housing, and rent assistance

Low income Aboriginal households as a proportion of all households, 2021


Policy context: The previous indicators shows the proportion of all low income Aboriginal households who are under financial stress as a result of mortgage or rental payments. This indicator shows the proportion of all Aboriginal households which are low income households.


Notes:  Income is equivalised; equivalised household income per week can be viewed as an indicator of the economic resources available to a standardised household. For a lone person household it is equal to household income. For a household comprising more than one person, it is an indicator of the household income that would be needed by a lone person household to enjoy the same level of economic wellbeing.

Income varies by State/ Territory: NSW, $902; Vic, $901; Qld, $877; SA, $755; WA, $910; Tas, $736; NT, $1,101; ACT, $1,347.

Note: For caveats regarding these data, please refer to the Housing Costs Caveats.


Geography: Data available by Indigenous Area, Primary Health Network, Quintile of socioeconomic outcomes (based on IRSEO) and Remoteness Area


Numerator: Aboriginal households in the bottom 40% of income distribution (those with less than 80% of median equivalised income)


Denominator: All Aboriginal households in private dwellings


Detail of analysis: Per cent


Source:  Compiled by PHIDU based on the ABS Census of Population and Housing, August 2021 (unpublished data).


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