A word from our CEO
There are 2.8 million rental households nationally, accounting for more than 30 per cent of Australia's population, according to the latest census. Drilling down, the number of Victorian households renting has increased from 607,354 in 2016 to 681,419 on census night, Tuesday 10 August 2021, which occurred amid a state-wide public health lockdown.
The economic and social impacts of COVID-19 have brought their own disruptions to the landscape of renting. However, the census yet again confirms that renting is a deeply entrenched part of the Australian way of life.
From national to state to local government, the policy responses must now catch up to the demographic reality of renting amid the housing affordability and supply challenges we continue to face in our country.
CEO, Tenants Victoria