Australian Property Forum

Residential Vacancy Rates

Postcode 2000

550
413
275
138
906294139538138





7019371803855469999





11819015091873294





447411633542983400270799





317686519865251010





1917290253179137





383733012146920984





2447958422634344





942457606882350139310





885441680418504494





202335487149694





175320129419714563076





72665568495929293





049333353303326737





1260971871739488191





208325747845223774





542712497875230274





2820339645944557400





12424324226796





922765721859735889199





26942562256951504





3862043942575800





18802293083987545950





2062045581050324





819628967061181747





3327244272112284


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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

We use the 2001, 2006 and 2011 No. of total established Dwellings (as a base) by postcode as determined by the ABS census. In addition we estimate total dwellings for 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2012. We then multiply this by the percentage of renters for each postcode as also provided in the census. 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id and have also taken into account a whole month’s worth of listings which automatically adjusts for those ads withdrawn quickly.