Department of the Legislative Assembly, Northern Territory Government

Public Housing Waiting List

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WRITTEN QUESTIONS
11th Assembly


14/10/2009

69. Public Housing Waiting List


Ms Purick to MINISTER for Housing

QUESTION

    For the year 1 July 08 to 30 June 09,
1) Could you advise please how many people are presently on the waiting list for public housing in the NT.

2) Could you break that figure into the following regions – Darwin Region, Katherine, Tennant Creek, Alice Springs and Nhulunbuy.

3) Could you also break down the waiting list for public housing figure into the type of accommodation people have applied for.
    4) Could you also give numbers waiting for priority housing.

    5) Could you also break down the numbers of people waiting for priority housing into regions.

    ANSWER


    Answered on 02/12/2009
    2


    1. As at 30 June 2009, there were a total of 3,522 households on the waitlist for public housing in the Northern Territory. (Please note that this figure includes priority housing applicants).
        2. Wait list by region – refer to table below.
            Alice Springs
            Darwin Region
            Katherine
            Nhulunbuy
            Tennant Creek
            Total
            Wait list
            708
            2425
            216
            48
            125
            3522

      3. Wait list broken down by types of entitlement applied for – refer to table below.

      1 NP1 Pen2 Bed3 Bed4 bedNKTotal
      Alice Springs
      197
      98
      147
      210
      9
      2
      663
      Darwin Region
      785
      308
      495
      591
      48
      22
      2249
      Katherine
      69
      16
      57
      62
      8
      1
      213
      Nhulunbuy
      12
      0
      12
      17
      3
      3
      47
      Tennant Creek
      30
      5
      19
      53
      5
      7
      119
      Total
      1093
      427
      730
      933
      73
      35
      3291
        4. As at the 30 June 2009, there were 231 households on the Priority Housing wait list.

        5. Priority wait list by region and entitlement – refer to table.

        1 NP1 Pen2 bed3 bed4 bedTotal
        Alice Springs
        2
        9
        5
        28
        1
        45
        Darwin Region
        39
        53
        29
        46
        9
        176
        Katherine
        1
        0
        1
        1
        0
        3
        Nhulunbuy
        0
        0
        0
        0
        1
        1
        Tennant Creek
        0
        0
        3
        2
        1
        6
        Total
        42
        62
        38
        78
        11
        231


        Note:

        All figures are Financial year to date (YTD) as at 30 June 2009.
        Darwin Region includes Casuarina, Darwin and Palmerston areas.
        NK: entitlement has not been recorded on the application.
        NP: Non pensioner
        Pen - Pensioner
        Last updated: 04 Aug 2016