State of the Nation's Housing report 2022-23
State of the Nation’s Housing
03 Apr 2023
State of the Nation’s Housing Report 2022–23

Australia’s housing markets have been through an extraordinary period, impacted by COVID-19 related lockdowns, low population growth and record amounts of monetary and fiscal stimulus.

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Housing affordability
11 Dec 2021
Major city and regional area housing affordability


First home buyers
08 Oct 2021
FHLDS Trends & Insights Report 2020-21

Record low interest rates and government assistance have helped support buyer confidence and the housing market more generally throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Housing supply
31 Aug 2021
Developer contributions - How should we pay for new local infrastructure?

Good quality local infrastructure contributes to people’s wellbeing, increases the liveability of our local neighbourhoods and cities, and helps facilitate the necessary flow of new housing supply for a growing population. Poorly planned cities and inadequate local infrastructure can impede new housing supply and exacerbate affordability problems. Sub-standard local infrastructure can also sow the seeds of community discontent over more development, because people fear new housing will mean increased traffic congestion and eroding amenity in their local neighbourhoods.

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Housing supply
20 Jul 2021
Stamp Duty Reform: Benefits and Challenges

Property tax reform is gathering momentum. The NSW government recently published a progress paper providing more detail about its reform intentions including the results of its public consultation process. The next step for NSW is to assess feedback on the progress paper and provide an update later in the year. It now joins the ACT as the only two jurisdictions in Australia intent on replacing transfer (stamp) duty with land tax.

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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.