Housing affordability, occupation and location in Australian cities and regions: final report

13 Apr 2006

The research undertaken for this report was motivated by a concern that high housing costs in central city regions are excluding many lower paid workers from jobs in those regions. According to Judith Yates, Bill Randolph and Darren Holloway, claims that structural change has led to a re-urbanisation of the inner city regions of global cities and an increasing reliance on new economy jobs in the inner city regions are only partly correct. Although there is little direct evidence to support the claims of those who express concerns that employers in high cost areas such as the inner city cannot attract key workers because of housing affordability problems, there is evidence to support the claim that those who work in inner city areas and live there experience significantly greater housing affordability problems compared to those who work in the inner city but live elsewhere.

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