ABS data recently analysed by CHP shows that 1-in-4 renters in Victoria are low-income households (earning $640/week or less) who are paying more than 30% of their income on rent. Where rental stress is high, homelessness is also high.
We have produced a league table of all 88 electorates to show where rental stress is most severe. Download it here. Below is the data mapped onto a Victorian electoral maps – click on the maps to download the PDFs. The results further point to the need for an affordable housing strategy such as the one proposed in the ‘Making Social Housing Work’ plan that CHP released with six other peaks.