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 31 August 2017

Waitlist 15732
Priority Waitlist 1551

Western Australia

East Kimberley
Waitlist: 351
Priority waitlist: 49
Average wait time: 109 weeks
Applicants housed: 148*
*Rolling 12 month average
Note: Priority Waitlist forms part of Waitlist
Goldfields
Waitlist: 271
Priority waitlist: 17
Average wait time: 61 weeks
Applicants housed: 193*
*Rolling 12 month average
Note: Priority Waitlist forms part of Waitlist
Great Southern
Waitlist: 535
Priority waitlist: 72
Average wait time: 94 weeks
Applicants housed: 146*
*Rolling 12 month average
Note: Priority Waitlist forms part of Waitlist
Mid West / Gascoyne
Waitlist: 637
Priority waitlist: 16
Average wait time: 86 weeks
Applicants housed: 176*
*Rolling 12 month average
Note: Priority Waitlist forms part of Waitlist
Pilbara
Waitlist: 374
Priority waitlist: 48
Average wait time: 115 weeks
Applicants housed: 239*
*Rolling 12 month average
Note: Priority Waitlist forms part of Waitlist
South West
Waitlist: 1124
Priority waitlist: 23
Average wait time: 145 weeks
Applicants housed: 294*
*Rolling 12 month average
Note: Priority Waitlist forms part of Waitlist
West Kimberley
Waitlist: 640
Priority waitlist: 75
Average wait time: 155 weeks
Applicants housed: 148*
*Rolling 12 month average
Note: Priority Waitlist forms part of Waitlist
Wheatbelt
Waitlist: 389
Priority waitlist: 22
Average wait time: 70 weeks
Applicants housed: 172*
*Rolling 12 month average
Note: Priority Waitlist forms part of Waitlist

Metropolitan Region

South East Metro
Waitlist: 2489
Priority waitlist: 171
Average wait time: 154 weeks
Applicants housed: 564*
*Rolling 12 month average
Note: Priority Waitlist forms part of Waitlist
North Metro
Waitlist: 6240
Priority waitlist: 731
Average wait time: 174 weeks
Applicants housed: 1139*
*Rolling 12 month average
Note: Priority Waitlist forms part of Waitlist
South Metro
Waitlist: 2682
Priority waitlist: 327
Average wait time: 131 weeks
Applicants housed: 708*
*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