Australian Property Forum

Residential Vacancy Rates

Postcode 2000

550
413
275
138
0092298114797365511570





591990275136996055





91581940795654227359





41183652762838





8130564257784558858





07170542032759372





443578362915404





97480773288854490





24801312629915630





0245846534198408





714135001498867605





85423001595742327065318055





882704346925822932





9813986336809683





2624042274399410





0648392344511409023579





22106049873033064791519





7527918254054481652





7561215779440634966923





427769657513081921





5112254057809285815261743





925297943518129





807235247540814554





9424421625281595258





35419688769655519





8982042977073427920638





944262798710577743471


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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.