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This project responds to the need for more up to date information about the state of private rental markets and in particular the effects on households of long term private rental.


The research will examine how private rental housing is changing over time. In particular, this research addresses key knowledge gaps in relation to this tenure:

  • the location of private rental dwellings
  • types and quality of private rental dwellings
  • the extent of security and mobility within tenancies
  • the stability of household types in private rental.

The project will draw on ABS Census and Survey of Income and Housing data to get a picture of how private renters and their dwellings have changed over time. It will also look at mobility of private renters (especially vulnerable households such as singles or those with children) by using the Housing Income and Labour Dynamics Australia (HILDA) survey.

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