Archive | July, 2012

Percentage difference units v houses

What makes for the more popular investment: units or houses?

Nationally, 58% of flats, units and apartments are owned by investors. That is quite an amazing statistic, especially when you compare that with detached houses where only 21% are investor owned. Across the capital cities the proportions are even higher. Darwin tops the list with 70.6% of all units being rented followed by Brisbane where […]

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Proportion of occupied private dwellings inhabited by renters caps v ros

Which Australian suburb is most popular with investors?

Based on figures from the 2011 Census, the proportion of dwellings which are rented has remained fairly consistent across Australia over the past decade.  Rented dwellings comprised 27.6% of all occupied homes back in 2001; ten years later the proportion had risen by only slightly more than one percentage point to 28.7%.  The Census data […]

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Top five within each cap city

Not quite the ‘sardines can’ society: 2011 Census shows average household size remains steady at 2.6 persons per dwelling

There was a great deal of speculation before the release of the 2011 Census that the average household size would actually rise across Australia due to the population growing at a faster rate than dwelling construction. The logic was that we might start to see more families under one roof as families look for ways […]

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Daily Index movements from April 1 2012

The RP Data-Rismark Home Value Index: corrections and Q&A

The RP Data-Rismark Home Value Index results were released earlier this week revealing a 1 per cent jump in dwelling values across Australia’s combined capital cities. The rise comes on the back of a -1.4 per cent fall in May and brings the cumulative decline in home values to -1.2 per cent over the June […]

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