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Overcrowded housing looms as a challenge for our cities

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Overcrowding is an inevitable and often overlooked result of the affordable housing shortage in our cities.

    When a dwelling requires four or more extra bedrooms to reasonably accommodate occupants, the standard commonly used in Australia defines that as severe overcrowding. In 2011, 41,390 Australians lived in severely overcrowded dwellings, an increase of one-third from 2006. This increase occurred mostly in cities where house prices had risen sharply.

Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • Herath, S. & Bentley, R. (2018). Overcrowded housing looms as a challenge for our cities. The Conversation, 20 June 1-4.

Number Of Pages


  • 3

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 4

Volume


  • 20 June

Place Of Publication


  • Australia

Abstract


  • Overcrowding is an inevitable and often overlooked result of the affordable housing shortage in our cities.

    When a dwelling requires four or more extra bedrooms to reasonably accommodate occupants, the standard commonly used in Australia defines that as severe overcrowding. In 2011, 41,390 Australians lived in severely overcrowded dwellings, an increase of one-third from 2006. This increase occurred mostly in cities where house prices had risen sharply.

Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • Herath, S. & Bentley, R. (2018). Overcrowded housing looms as a challenge for our cities. The Conversation, 20 June 1-4.

Number Of Pages


  • 3

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 4

Volume


  • 20 June

Place Of Publication


  • Australia