Discover the public housing regions in Western Australia

Explore the regions below to learn about the waitlists

The amount of public housing varies in each region of WA but overall, it only makes up a very small 4% of all housing in the State.

Use the interactive map below to see the distribution of public housing in each region of WA.

The map also uses the latest available information and statistics to display the current number of households on the waitlist and priority waitlist, the average wait time and the number of applicants (households) housed for each region across the State.

Updated 1 March 2018

Waitlist 13953
Priority Waitlist 1318

Western Australia

East Kimberley
Waitlist: 326
Priority waitlist: 34
Average wait time: 84 weeks
Applicants housed: 160*
*Rolling 12 month average
Note: Priority Waitlist forms part of Waitlist
Goldfields
Waitlist: 273
Priority waitlist: 10
Average wait time: 52 weeks
Applicants housed: 211*
*Rolling 12 month average
Note: Priority Waitlist forms part of Waitlist
Great Southern
Waitlist: 514
Priority waitlist: 67
Average wait time: 85 weeks
Applicants housed: 134*
*Rolling 12 month average
Note: Priority Waitlist forms part of Waitlist
Mid West / Gascoyne
Waitlist: 636
Priority waitlist: 24
Average wait time: 85 weeks
Applicants housed: 208*
*Rolling 12 month average
Note: Priority Waitlist forms part of Waitlist
Pilbara
Waitlist: 467
Priority waitlist: 46
Average wait time: 87 weeks
Applicants housed: 249*
*Rolling 12 month average
Note: Priority Waitlist forms part of Waitlist
South West
Waitlist: 1066
Priority waitlist: 28
Average wait time: 127 weeks
Applicants housed: 262*
*Rolling 12 month average
Note: Priority Waitlist forms part of Waitlist
West Kimberley
Waitlist: 678
Priority waitlist: 76
Average wait time: 140 weeks
Applicants housed: 138*
*Rolling 12 month average
Note: Priority Waitlist forms part of Waitlist
Wheatbelt
Waitlist: 290
Priority waitlist: 13
Average wait time: 74 weeks
Applicants housed: 192*
*Rolling 12 month average
Note: Priority Waitlist forms part of Waitlist

Metropolitan Region

South East Metro
Waitlist: 2087
Priority waitlist: 132
Average wait time: 139 weeks
Applicants housed: 599*
*Rolling 12 month average
Note: Priority Waitlist forms part of Waitlist
North Metro
Waitlist: 5114
Priority waitlist: 553
Average wait time: 166 weeks
Applicants housed: 1230*
*Rolling 12 month average
Note: Priority Waitlist forms part of Waitlist
South Metro
Waitlist: 2502
Priority waitlist: 335
Average wait time: 116 weeks
Applicants housed: 665*
*Rolling 12 month average
Note: Priority Waitlist forms part of Waitlist
WA Map South East Metro North Metro South Metro East Kimberley Goldfields Great Southern Mid West / Gascoyne Pilbara South West West Kimberley Wheatbelt

Interesting facts

About Public Housing tenant income types.

29

Are on aged pensions

29

Are on disability or medical support pensions

19

Are on parental or caring pensions