Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - NEWS -

The Bel­mont area was heav­ily pop­u­lated from the 1950s by pub­lic hous­ing es­tates, which were com­monly oc­cu­pied by low-in­come nu­clear fam­i­lies who worked in nearby in­dus­tries.

So­ci­ety has changed, and sta­tis­tics from Angli­care WA show pub­lic hous­ing ten­ants in this state are 49 per cent sin­gle liv­ing alone, 25 per cent sin­gle-par­ents, 9 per cent cou­ples with chil­dren, 5 per cent adults, chil­dren and ex­tended fam­ily and 1 per cent cou­ples with no chil­dren.

Per­cep­tion of pub­lic hous­ing has also changed, in­flu­enc­ing the prop­erty mar­ket.

A prop­erty val­u­a­tion study by shows streets with high pro­por­tions of pub­lic hous­ing are cheaper than those with lower con­cen­tra­tions. founder Ja­cob Field said streets with less than 15 per cent pub­lic hous­ing en­joyed 21.9 per cent more cap­i­tal growth and bet­ter rental yields.

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