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Date posted: 28 July 2014
The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has released three new reports, with a focus on Indigenous Australians, examining rates of home ownership, housing circumstances, and homelessness.
The papers reveal that there has been an increase in the rate of home ownership among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households, while the extent of overcrowding has declined. However the report, Housing circumstances of Indigenous households: tenure and overcrowding indicates that there are still large disparities, with Indigenous households roughly half as likely to own their own home, and more than three times as likely to be overcrowded, than non-Indigenous households.
The rate of homelessness showed a positive decline, with the rate of homelessness among Indigenous Australians falling between 2006 and 2011, however it was still fourteen times the rate for non-Indigenous Australians.
Source: Secretariat of Aboriginal and Islander Child Care