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 February 2018

Waitlist 14029
Priority Waitlist 1312

Western Australia

East Kimberley
Waitlist: 310
Priority waitlist: 32
Average wait time: 84 weeks
Applicants housed: 158*
*Rolling 12 month average
Note: Priority Waitlist forms part of Waitlist
Goldfields
Waitlist: 281
Priority waitlist: 10
Average wait time: 53 weeks
Applicants housed: 196*
*Rolling 12 month average
Note: Priority Waitlist forms part of Waitlist
Great Southern
Waitlist: 513
Priority waitlist: 60
Average wait time: 88 weeks
Applicants housed: 149*
*Rolling 12 month average
Note: Priority Waitlist forms part of Waitlist
Mid West / Gascoyne
Waitlist: 671
Priority waitlist: 22
Average wait time: 86 weeks
Applicants housed: 188*
*Rolling 12 month average
Note: Priority Waitlist forms part of Waitlist
Pilbara
Waitlist: 474
Priority waitlist: 54
Average wait time: 97 weeks
Applicants housed: 252*
*Rolling 12 month average
Note: Priority Waitlist forms part of Waitlist
South West
Waitlist: 1052
Priority waitlist: 29
Average wait time: 134 weeks
Applicants housed: 274*
*Rolling 12 month average
Note: Priority Waitlist forms part of Waitlist
West Kimberley
Waitlist: 665
Priority waitlist: 73
Average wait time: 143 weeks
Applicants housed: 144*
*Rolling 12 month average
Note: Priority Waitlist forms part of Waitlist
Wheatbelt
Waitlist: 304
Priority waitlist: 16
Average wait time: 72 weeks
Applicants housed: 181*
*Rolling 12 month average
Note: Priority Waitlist forms part of Waitlist

Metropolitan Region

South East Metro
Waitlist: 2090
Priority waitlist: 133
Average wait time: 142 weeks
Applicants housed: 620*
*Rolling 12 month average
Note: Priority Waitlist forms part of Waitlist
North Metro
Waitlist: 5174
Priority waitlist: 548
Average wait time: 168 weeks
Applicants housed: 1233*
*Rolling 12 month average
Note: Priority Waitlist forms part of Waitlist
South Metro
Waitlist: 2495
Priority waitlist: 335
Average wait time: 120 weeks
Applicants housed: 649*
*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