Queensland social housing register data

This summary report reviews the details of applications for social housing recorded in Queensland’s Social Housing Register as at 30 June 2023. Information is included on 25,364 housing register applications, including the type of assistance required and the level of assessed housing need. Over the latest 12-month period, approximately 7,000 households were removed from the social housing register, about half of which because they could not be contacted. New technology information systems were implemented by the Queensland Government in 2019-20, which resulted in some changes to data structures and coding. As a result, comparisons across years may be impacted.

The social housing register dashboards are interactive visualisations of the social housing register for Queensland. You can explore the timeseries data by clicking through the pages, filters and charts to review summary information for:

• All of Queensland
• First Nations communities
• Housing Service Centre regions
• Local Government Authority areas, and;
• State electorates.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with us at [email protected].

Queensland Council for Social Service (QCOSS) has prepared these dashboards for the purpose of disseminating information for the benefit of the Queensland community services sector. Although significant effort has been taken to ensure the accuracy of this information, QCOSS cannot guarantee, and accepts no legal liability arising from, or connected to, the use of any information contained in these dashboards.

Due to technical limitations, the embedded Microsoft PowerBI data sets are best viewed using a computer or similar device with a screen resolution at or above full high definition (1920 x 1080). Rendering errors may occur on devices with lower resolutions, including clipped or obscured information.

The following is an example of a search you may wish to conduct while using this data. Step-by-step, it outlines one example of how you can interact with the dashboards to produce a curated result. If you have any questions, please get in touch with us at [email protected].

You would like to know the number of household applications on the social housing register that are flagged as homeless or at risk of homelessness that are also single parent households for the local government authority of Townsville City Council in 2022:

Step 1: Open the dashboards in full-screen mode (bottom right hand arrow of dashboard window)
Step 2: Navigate across the arrows to Page 4 of 5
Step 3: Select the drop down filter on the top left hand side of the page and select “Townsville City Council”
Step 4: Click on the relevant year on the chart (eg. 2022), on the number of household applications flagged as homeless or at risk of homelessness (1,107 households)
Step 5: Look across to the relevant chart “Household Applications – Single Parent Households” and that will give you the number of single parent households that are also flagged as homeless or at risk of homelessness (404 households).