6.75 million families; not enough houses
ABS recently released its annual figures on families.
In short, however, over the last four years there are
401,800 additional families in Australia.
This takes the total number of families up to 6.75 million, making the family unit the key home buying cohort.
The biggest increases were seen in
New South Wales (118,800), Victoria (128,800), and Queensland (83,300), with these three states accounting for 83 per cent of the increase.
On the other hand, over the last four years the number of families actually declined a little in Tasmania and the Northern Territory.
There were some other interesting takeaways from the single parent family figures, which showed that 56 per cent of single parent families had an employed parent.
We’re building the wrong thing
The key point, though, is that over the past four years we’ve built far too many high rise apartments and not nearly enough family-appropriate accommodation.
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