Gavin Wood


Mortgage stress and precarious home ownership: implications for older Australians

This research investigated the growing numbers of middle-aged and older Australians who are carrying mortgage debt into retirement and paying off higher levels of debt relative to house values and income. Between 1987 and 2015, mortgage debt among older mortgagors increased by 600% (from $27,000...

The changing geography of homelessness: a spatial analysis from 2001 to 2016

This study examines the changing geography of homelessness. It outlines the extent to which homelessness has become more spatially concentrated over time; where it has risen and fallen; and the importance that housing affordability, poverty and labour market opportunities play in reshaping its distribution.

A detailed profiling of housing assistance recipients relative to benchmark groups in the Australian population

Housing assistance (HA) interventions not only aim to meet housing needs, they also contribute to higher level outcomes, such as improved social and economic wellbeing for individuals, families and communities.
Journal article

When and Why Do Landlords Retain Property Investments?

This paper examines factors influencing Australian landlords’ decisions to retain their rental investments.

Housing assistance programmes and their contribution to poverty and unemployment traps

Housing assistance (HA) interventions not only aim to meet housing needs they also aim to contribute to improved social and economic outcomes for individuals, families and communities.