Discussion paper

Australia's private rental market: changes (2001-2006) in the supply of, and demand for, low rent dwellings

Rural conditions Housing Urban planning Australia
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This positioning paper provides the empirical update from 2001 to 2006 on the need for, and supply of, low rent stock in the private rental market.

It addresses the following questions:

1. Within the private rental sector, what has happened to household incomes and rents during this period?

2. To what extent do shortages exist for low-income private renters?

3. How are shortages spatially distributed across Australia's cities and regions?  

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