Indicator Rationale

Secure, safe and suitable housing is essential if the physical and mental health of individuals is to be maintained.  Unsuitable housing due to location, overcrowding, tenure insecurity or unaffordability can have serious health impacts.

Unaffordable housing is an issue for many low-income households and may lead to difficulty affording food, healthcare and other basic necessities.  Affordable housing supports physical and mental health and is an important social determinant of health and wellbeing.

Relevant Sustainable Development Goals