Australian Property Forum

Residential Vacancy Rates

Postcode 2000

550
413
275
138
4526508129339619





6316077117428634





346170625507728833038





851475314292824





3669130248458684451





611065821299293





5773758303528194370845





80642876024172544





390462686131006643529





45170416544464





843269514391796917





4834717633213





4224156614021754





6788338261931784246316





2028353785405474156





9314357384643005300





8187488374917213





253298953285885890





9104262722131448667974





3326348527029809





052720201542592313164





492466497141387





81213875537407683715865





9648924061605775953





06111977700766223200106





035203311763102346





58272704025784320





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number of vacancies
vacancy rate

Source: SQM research.com.au

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Please click here for terminology.

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.