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Creating sustainable communities and a fairer world

62. Housing conditions

(a) social sector homes (b) vulnerable households in the private sector in homes below the decent homes standard, 1996 to 2008

2006 and 2008 (updated definition)

62a

1996 and 2006 (original definition)

62b

Homes below standard

Social sector homes since:

1991
missing
2003
Green

Vulnerable households in the private sector since:

1991
missing
2003
amber
  • Under an updated definition of the Decent Homes Standard, 27 per cent of dwellings in the social sector (1.1 million dwellings) were classified as non-decent in 2008.
  • In the same year, 39 per cent of private sector vulnerable households (1.2 million households) were living in non-decent homes under the updated definition of the Decent Homes Standard.  Vulnerable households are defines as households receiving at least one of the principle means tested or disability related benefits.
  • Between 1991 (not shown) and 1996 there was no change in housing conditions across a broad range of measures. 
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Updated: 30 July 2010