Consumer Policy Research Centre

The Home

Housing is the most significant cost of living for Australians.

Structural changes in the demographics of home ownership are resulting in growing inequality, both in the acquisition of wealth and in access to affordable, fit-for-purpose housing.

The rental market is growing, with 26% of households renting at the 2016 national census. The sector grew at a rate of 38% over the preceding decade, more than twice the growth in overall household numbers.

Current housing stock cannot meet changing demand and faces many challenges, including: an ageing population, population growth, disability sector reforms, a growing cohort of renters, and wealth inequality.

CPRC is focusing on the greatest emerging risks in the rental market, starting with our foundational report The Renter’s Journey, which was launched in February 2019. Read more.

We are also undertaking an applied action research project exploring the housing needs of disabled adults and opportunities to develop fit-for-purpose solutions. Read more.

Projects

February 25, 2019

Report: The Renter’s Journey

The Renter’s Journey follows the rental experiences of four key groups of renters: women aged 55 and over, low income… Read More ▸

May 27, 2018

Inclusive Housing Design – Placemaking in Wyndham

People with physical and intellectual disabilities are under-served by mainstream housing, reflected in both a lack of overall supply, and… Read More ▸

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