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This paper develops a comprehensive measure of the gap between housing supply and demand at a regional level in Australia, taking into account a range of complicating factors, such as changing demographics, building types and the increase in unoccupied dwellings at the regional level.
This paper is the first stage of research directed ultimately to the analysis of the transaction costs associated with moving for the elderly. It concentrates on the empirical description of the relationship between moving and housing expenditures of the elderly.
This paper looks at the history of owner occupation in Australia and discusses the costs and benefits - to individuals and to the community.
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 centres. Once the costs of locational...
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...
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...
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 statewide standards, and merit...
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 bushfires. These...
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...
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...