The Australian Bureau of Statistics this week released a fascinating set of data; Housing Occupancy and Costs, 2011-12 (see the release here). The release provides a very thorough overview about housing costs across different regions and age groups, income levels, tenure types and a wide range of other factors. The average (mean) cost of housing […]
Archive | August, 2013
The ABS released their Counts of Australian Businesses data last week. The data largely flew under the radar, but there are some interesting findings in the data that relate to the housing market and those people working within industries associated with housing either directly or indirectly. As a stark reminder about the realities of starting […]
In last week’s blog I looked at what happens to the housing market in the 12 months leading up to a federal election, this week I take a look at what happens in the 12 months after a federal election. Once again, we have looked at movement in capital city home values and national house […]
Over recent months I have heard lots of commentary about the expected slowdown in the housing market in the lead-up to a Federal election. This week I have looked at the five past elections and analysed the performance of the housing market over the 12 months prior to the election in terms of capital city […]
The average capital city home owner is almost $30,000 better off since Australia’s housing market started to recover in June last year.
Over the past five years to July 2013 dwelling values across Australia’s capital cities have increased by 14.8%. That’s interesting information, but for a lot of people it actually doesn’t mean much at all. A percentage shift doesn’t provide a great deal of context about the raw magnitude of the change. Home owners are more interested in how […]
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