Housing--Location

Report

15 May 2017

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This study investigated the relationships between housing, housing markets and the labour market. It considered factors such as geographic mobility, reservation wages (i.e. the minimum wage that an unemployed individual can accept) and job search behaviours across a range...

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Conference paper

16 Feb 2017

Affordable housing locations in metropolitan cities are usually assessed by rental cost or mortgage payment relative to income. Affordable housing locations are also influenced by locational characteristics such as distance from public transportation, service centres, city centre and employment...

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Article

27 Jan 2017

The newly released annual Demographia report on housing affordability has found – once again – that Australia has some of the least affordable housing markets in the world. Sydney was ranked as the second-least-affordable housing market behind Hong Kong.

This news came just a day after...

Research report

03 Nov 2016

The NSW Government is using codification to encourage housing supply in Sydney. The codification is designed to override local housing design, volume and location controls, where these are perceived to obstruct higher residential density. The codification replaces local design rules with...

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Research report

21 Sep 2016

This report examined the notion of an efficient housing market and identified key indicators of housing system efficiency, responsiveness, and risk. It examined implications of particular housing supply settings and outcomes to understand economic productivity and participation at regional and...

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Research report

30 May 2016

There goes the neighbourhood, is the largest review of the financial implications of climate risk to housing in Australia.

Natural hazards that are introduced or exacerbated by climate change include coastal shifts (erosion, storm surge, inundation etc.), riverine flooding, and...

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Research report

31 Oct 2015

This report proposes a scenario which identifies how to match land supply to expected demand for dwellings. It proposes one approach to preparing for a doubling of the population of Melbourne. It challenges the conventional view that most demand should be met in expanding outer suburbs, a model...

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Briefing paper

16 Oct 2015

Stable and affordable housing, with access to jobs and services, is fundamental to support employment and wellbeing by enabling social and economic participation in society. However, as pointed out by the Affordable Housing Taskforce, “by a range of indicators, there is a housing...

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Research report

15 Jul 2015

Three overarching issues are being considered through this Multi-Year Research Project (MYRP):

  1. How concentrations of social disadvantage have been conceptualised and how this relates to our broader understanding of the operation and impacts of housing and urban systems.
  2. The
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Article

02 Apr 2014

Comparing 2006 Census data with 2013 data, this article discusses the impact of the Christchurch earthquakes on where people are living, how many people are staying or living in non-private dwellings and the labour force statistics not hindered by any increase in people living in non-private...

Research 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-...

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Research report

16 Jun 2005

In this positioning paper, Judith Yates, Bill Randolph, Darren Holloway and Dominique Murray introduce a project to test the impact of high housing costs on the workplace-home relationship for all workers. They identify 'indicator' groups in the workforce that might be seen to be typical of...

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Research report

07 May 2003

This project has two objectives: to describe the role of housing markets and housing policies in influencing the locational choice and geographic mobility of income support recipients and other low-income groups; and to analyse the relationship between housing location and employment...

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Research report

06 Aug 2002

Do housing markets and housing policies provide incentives for economically disadvantaged people to live in areas of low employment opportunities? Does living in such an area directly impede employment prospects? This paper presents the research plan for a project that will examine these...

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Working paper

15 Dec 1991

In discussing owner occupation in Australia this paper attempts to explain why the level is as high as it is and poses the question of whether it is desirable. The paper starts with a brief history of owner occupation then moves on to discuss the benefits of owner occupation accruing to...

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01 Jan 1989

 It is often claimed that the elderly live in inappropriate housing. Indeed the claim is that many would like to live elsewhere and would, were it not for the large transaction costs associated with moving. These costs are understood to include not only direct monetary costs, but also the...

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