About Cameron Kusher

Cameron Kusher is Head of Research at CoreLogic, specialising in primary and secondary data analysis, property market commentary and consultancy. Cameron has a thorough understanding of the fundamentals such as demographics, trends, economics and spacial analysis and is a regular keynote speaker for property-related groups, regulated industry bodies, corporations and the government sectors. Follow Cameron on Twitter @cmkusher

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Economic insights from the Melbourne Institute’s 2011 Economic and Social Outlook Conference

Last week I attended the Melbourne Institute’s 2011 Economic and Social Outlook Conference.  The theme of the conference was, ‘Growth Challenge – Riding the Resources Boom to Lasting Prosperity’.  The conference was one of the best all-round economic events I have attended with a number of absolute top notch speakers involved.  Overall, it was very […]

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Population growth by state

Population growth back at 2005 levels

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released the quarterly Demographic Statistics update for December 2010 this week which tracks changes in population.  Over the 12 months to December 2010, Australia’s population increased by 1.5 percent, its slowest rate of population growth since the 12 months to December 2005.  Despite the lower rate of growth, Australia’s […]

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Wisest place for savings

Aussie consumers keep their foot on the brake

Westpac and the Melbourne Institute released their monthly measure of consumer sentiment this week and it showed that confidence amongst consumers continues to wane.  The consumer sentiment index fell to 101.2 points in June 2011, its lowest level since June 2009. Despite the fall in sentiment, the index remains above 100 points which indicates that […]

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Why Australia needs to drop the obsession with our capital cities

In last week’s blog Tim highlighted that the Sustainable Australia – Sustainable Communities, A Sustainable Population Strategy for Australia Report released by the Department Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities failed to meet its objective. Tim specifically noted, ‘The objective of the report is to provide strategic guidance for population growth across Australia.  While the […]

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Annual change in CPI

CPI and housing

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) for the March 2011 quarter was released this week by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).  CPI measures quarterly changes in the price of a ‘basket’ of goods and services which account for a high proportion of expenditure by the CPI population group (i.e. metropolitan households). This ‘basket’ covers a […]

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Non performing housing loans

Australia’s financial system gets the tick of approval by the RBA

The RBA this week released their half-yearly Financial Stability Review and overall it was quite a positive release.  The report can be downloaded here: http://www.rba.gov.au/publications/fsr/2011/mar/html/contents.html The headline findings of the review were: Since the last review six months ago, confidence in the banking systems of major countries have generally improved Share prices of banks in […]

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commencements by state

Dwelling commencements slow during December 2010 quarter but way up on 2009 volumes

The number of dwellings commenced during 2010 was recorded at 169,428.  This represented an increase of 22.4% over the calendar year, the largest since they rose by 27.2% during 2002. With almost 170,000 dwelling commencements last year, it was a substantial improvement from around 138,000 commencements in 2009.  On an annual basis, there has been […]

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Greatest % of Sales

Suburbs with the greatest number of transactions during 2010

This week’s Property Pulse highlighted that nationally, property sales volumes were at their lowest level in more than a decade (the lowest since 1996 actually).  Sales volumes had been impacted by the swift increases in interest rates and deteriorating affordability levels.  In saying this, there are still a number of areas which have recorded strong […]

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GDP Forecasts

GDP indicates Australia was doing alright….in December 2010

The Australian Bureau of Statistics released the December 2010 quarter Gross Domestic Product (GDP) figures this week.  The data reaffirmed what we already knew, the Australian Economy was performing quite well during the final quarter of 2010. Over the quarter, GDP grew by 0.7% which was in line with the market expectation.  The quarterly growth […]

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Household savings ratio

Soft housing finance data reflects the overall consumer conservatism across the country

The housing finance data released by the ABS for the December quarter this week highlight some interesting trends in the Australian housing market.  The ‘broad brush’ overview is that owner occupier loans are showing a small improvement due to increasing non-first home buyer activity, first home buyers are remaining on the sidelines and the value […]

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