SARC/Anglicare Rental Affordability Snapshot 2018

Nic McBride

Key findings

  • There were 1245 private rentals advertised in Tasmania on 24-25 March, 2018 – this is a 9 per cent drop since 2017 and a 38 per cent drop since 2014
  • In the North West there was a 45 per cent drop on advertised properties since 2017
  • In the South, there was a 10 per cent increase in advertised properties, but a significant drop in affordability
  • No affordable private rentals in Tasmania for people on Youth Allowance
  • A single adult earning a Newstart Allowance could only rent one affordable property in Tasmania
  • Half of the low income households measured could not rent a property in the South
  • A single parent with a child over eight earning a Newstart Allowance could rent 1 per cent of properties in Tasmania

Rental affordability, particularly in Hobart, has become dire.

On the weekend of 24-25 March this year, Anglicare’s annual Rental Affordability Snapshot found none of the advertised properties in the South were affordable for a range of low income Tasmanian individuals and families.

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