Rental Affordability Snapshot 2022 (Brisbane Metro)

In 2022, Anglicare SQ’s annual Rental Affordability Snapshot has once again highlighted the dire situation facing people on low incomes in Greater Brisbane.
Every year Anglicare organisations across the country test if it is possible for people on low incomes to find a home they can afford to rent through the private market. Anglicare SQ examined just over 3000 properties listed for rent in the Brisbane metro area on 19-20 March 2022 – the lowest number in years. 
We assessed whether each property was affordable and suitable for a range of different households on low income and found, as in previous years, that the situation was dire. Queenslanders on income support or minimum wage are unable to afford a home in the private rental sector without putting themselves in severe financial stress.

Anglicare Australia National Rental Affordability Snapshot 2022

The findings of this year’s Brisbane Snapshot were the worst in more than a decade of the research
No one on Jobseeker spends less than half their income on housing if they are paying median rent in the private market
Not one single affordable rental in Brisbane for a young person on Youth Allowance
Adequate income support keeps people out of poverty