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 30 June 2017

Waitlist 16516
Priority Waitlist 1590

Western Australia

East Kimberley
Waitlist: 371
Priority waitlist: 63
Average wait time: 117 weeks
Applicants housed: 132*
*Rolling 12 month average
Note: Priority Waitlist forms part of Waitlist
Goldfields
Waitlist: 282
Priority waitlist: 14
Average wait time: 66 weeks
Applicants housed: 190*
*Rolling 12 month average
Note: Priority Waitlist forms part of Waitlist
Great Southern
Waitlist: 573
Priority waitlist: 74
Average wait time: 97 weeks
Applicants housed: 139*
*Rolling 12 month average
Note: Priority Waitlist forms part of Waitlist
Mid West / Gascoyne
Waitlist: 709
Priority waitlist: 18
Average wait time: 88 weeks
Applicants housed: 172*
*Rolling 12 month average
Note: Priority Waitlist forms part of Waitlist
Pilbara
Waitlist: 378
Priority waitlist: 45
Average wait time: 127 weeks
Applicants housed: 244*
*Rolling 12 month average
Note: Priority Waitlist forms part of Waitlist
South West
Waitlist: 1193
Priority waitlist: 27
Average wait time: 149 weeks
Applicants housed: 288*
*Rolling 12 month average
Note: Priority Waitlist forms part of Waitlist
West Kimberley
Waitlist: 646
Priority waitlist: 76
Average wait time: 146 weeks
Applicants housed: 147*
*Rolling 12 month average
Note: Priority Waitlist forms part of Waitlist
Wheatbelt
Waitlist: 418
Priority waitlist: 21
Average wait time: 71 weeks
Applicants housed: 171*
*Rolling 12 month average
Note: Priority Waitlist forms part of Waitlist

Metropolitan Region

South East Metro
Waitlist: 2507
Priority waitlist: 145
Average wait time: 153 weeks
Applicants housed: 499*
*Rolling 12 month average
Note: Priority Waitlist forms part of Waitlist
North Metro
Waitlist: 6706
Priority waitlist: 776
Average wait time: 176 weeks
Applicants housed: 1037*
*Rolling 12 month average
Note: Priority Waitlist forms part of Waitlist
South Metro
Waitlist: 2733
Priority waitlist: 331
Average wait time: 135 weeks
Applicants housed: 705*
*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