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There was a lower proportion of social housing in Australia last year than there was a decade ago

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There are some 436,000 social housing dwellings in Australia, accommodating more than 800,000 people. But the nation’s social stock is not keeping pace with growth in the rest of the housing sector, a new report released on Wednesday by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare showed. The institute’s report on housing assistance showed the proportion of social housing decreased from 4.7 per cent of all dwellings in 2010 to 4.2 per cent last year. Social housing is defined as public housing, community housing, state-owned and managed Indigenous housing, and Indigenous community housing.