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Parliamentary Questions

Question Without Notice No. 520 asked in the Legislative Council on 14 June 2022 by Hon Dr Brad Pettitt

Minister responding: Hon J.N. Carey
Parliament: 41 Session: 1

Answered on 14 June 2022

PUBLIC HOUSING — WAITLIST

520. Hon Dr BRAD PETTITT to the Leader of the House representing the Minister for Housing:

(1) How many applications were on the public housing waitlist at the end of May 2022, and how many individuals does that represent?

(2) How many applications were on the public housing priority waitlist at the end of May 2022, and how many individuals does that represent?

(3) How many of the applications in (1) and (2) respectively have been on the waitlist for —

(a) zero to 12 months;

(b) 12 to 24 months;

(c) 24 to 36 months; and

(d) more than 36 months?

Hon SUE ELLERY replied:

I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question.

(1)–(2) As at 31 May 2022, there were 18 936 applications on the public housing waiting list representing 33 354 people. This included 4 064 priority applications representing 8 219 people.

(3) The reporting categories below have been adjusted in accordance with how data is captured to avoid counting errors —

(a) 5 661 applications, including 2 159 priority applications;

(b) 5 292 applications, including 1 364 priority applications;

(c) 2 908 applications, including 369 priority applications; and

(d) 5 075 applications, including 175 priority applications.