09 Dec 2022
Analysis on Australia’s rental markets

Around 31 per cent or nearly 3 million households in Australia are renters, with 26 per cent of households renting from private landlords and 3 per cent of households renting from state or territory housing authorities. Changes in the rental market are important because they typically accommodate lower income earners who are more vulnerable to experiencing housing stress. The COVID-19 pandemic period has had a substantial impact on Australia’s rental markets, with vacancy rates now at low levels in most cities and regions. There has also been an unusually high degree of variance in rental markets due to specific local demand and supply drivers.

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Social and affordable housing
20 May 2021
Delivering more affordable housing: an innovative solution

This paper provides an update on some aspects of community housing financing in Australia and complementary measures needed to close the funding gap that exists for community housing. This gap is the difference between the costs of delivering and operating new community housing developments (including construction and ongoing management costs) and the rental returns.

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Housing affordability
01 Apr 2021
Housing inSITES: Capital city housing affordability for renters and potential first home buyers

Housing affordability refers to the ability of a household to meet its housing costs, such as servicing a mortgage or renting, without compromising other needs.

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State of the Nation’s Housing
15 Dec 2020
State of the Nation's Housing 2020

2020 Report

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10 Nov 2020
First Home Loan Deposit Scheme (1 Jan - 30 Jun 2020)

Use the interactive map to see statistics on first home buyers that participated in the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme between 1 January and 30 June 2020.

Data is as at 30 June 2020.

You can search by postcode or local government area (LGA) and click on the map to view key information.

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Social and affordable housing
28 Oct 2020
Australia's social and affordable housing sector: A resilient response to COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 has had a devastating impact on the Australian economy and the day-to-day life of many Australians. The National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation (NHFIC) and the Community Housing Industry Association (CHIA) jointly interviewed representatives of 30 Community Housing Providers (CHPs) between June and August 2020 about COVID-19 and its impact on their operations.

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Housing in the economy
21 Sep 2020
COVID-19: Australia's population and housing demand

This research report by NHFIC - COVID-19: Australia's population and housing demand – found that the global pandemic could cut underlying dwelling demand in Australia by between 129,000 and 232,000 from 2020 to 2023, mainly due to the downturn in net overseas migration (NOM). International border closures have effectively shut down NOM, which has accounted for 59 per cent of population growth since 2007.

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First home buyers
31 Aug 2020
FHLDS Trends & Insights 2019-20

1 JAN 2020 TO 30 JUN 2020

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24 Jul 2020
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