More Census Stuff: Relationships, marriage and divorce in Australia
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The census helps us understand the changing demographics of Australia. The government and big business use it to help their forward planning and so should property investors. Demographers id.com.au have been doing a great job unpacking the huge amount of data available. They recently produced some interesting insights into how relationships are tracking. Marriage status…

More Census Information | Bedroom Trends
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More information from the Census for you in a two minute read Following on from my census commentary last week, in this post we continue with bedroom trends. Here, we are looking at what has been happening in our townhouse type stock and high-rise apartments. Australia, townhouse, terrace homes and semi-detached Bedrooms No. Five year change…

Census: Household size
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Two minute read As mentioned yesterday, over the coming week or two, we will try to demystify the 2016 Census results. This post, we look at household size. What’s going on is quite different to what we are often told. Many seem to be caught in the wrong mindset. Australia Type 2006 2016 % population…

Census: Dwelling trends
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Two minute read Over the next couple of weeks, we will try to make some sense of the 2016 Census results. This evening, let’s cover private occupied dwellings. Australia Type No. Ten year change 2006 2016 Houses 6.334m 649k 11% 75% 71% Attached* 1.129m 427k 61% 9% 13% Apartments 1.214m 138k 13% 14% 14% Other**…

Home ownership remains strong in Australia but it masks other problems: Census data
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The latest 2016 Census data assesses what the national home ownership and rental rates are and how these vary location, it also gives us a picture of mortgage and rental costs, writes… Wendy Stone, Swinburne University of Technology; Kath Hulse, Swinburne University of Technology; Margaret Reynolds, Swinburne University of Technology, and Terry Burke, Swinburne University…

Population growing faster than expected
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The 2016 Census was recently released and it will show that the Australian population is markedly higher than was previously estimated, and furthermore it is growing faster than previously thought. The increase has not been due to natural population increase, with the mini-boom in births actually slackening off a little lately. Instead the main driver…

Making sense of the census
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RP Data has produced some interesting stats interpreting the recently release of the 2011 Census data by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). Analyst Cameron Kusher explained that the first round of the Census 2011 results produced some interesting housing industry-related results.  Kusher says that the data becomes a lot more powerful once it is…

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