Australian Property Forum

Residential Vacancy Rates

Postcode 2000

550
413
275
138
427113079431533





56851593370163900367231





71446552353631





21580811453450023





181750458182456939





121801124067221403986





523582256987032





61454162251384069





704851895671350317350





2625767944939962444





833401466763





533882180709276803781





47424364666270524239





2533314636103861278





2329223740064787





513409974349173331661





35127045128705238763





522221852615724659619





18250241214584689269





27225874595529836





622240192596293113





44292884467222858835





021866769767356738





22986075580542252





58716961686748761816





2942719875527209





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number of vacancies
vacancy rate

Source: SQM research.com.au

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Rental Vacancies

The Rental Vacancies component is based on all monitored and unique online listings for the period of a calendar month. The series starts off in January 2005.

All listings are taken from online monitoring of major listings sites. Only those properties with unique addresses or a unique listing id are used. Those advertisements with no addresses are excluded from the series. Any addresses repeated between sites are de-duped.

Only those listings that have been advertised for three weeks or more (and are still currently advertised as at the time of collation) are used.

Established Dwellings

For years 2001, 2006 and 2011 we use the number of total established Dwellings (as a base) by postcode as determined by the ABS census, and multiply this by the percentage of renters for each postcode also provided in the census. With the 2016 census update we have used the number of renters as counted plus a proportion of renters multiplied by occupant not stated nor applicable. Years and months in between census points are interpolated. This provides an estimated available total stock for rent.

The numerator is then divided into the denominator, which provides a vacancy rate percentage.

Some have argued that using online real estate listings cannot be done because of advertising of false listings and properties that are only advertised for a fleeting moment as they are taken up immediately. We have addressed those issues.

We have left out those ads without an advertised address or unique property id and have also taken into account a whole month’s worth of listings which automatically adjusts for those ads withdrawn quickly.