Residential Vacancy Rates

Postcode 2000

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38092535929153958198





631866180497696





8101785662597853005





818197551392107





33815806081582522584





6981194437266898





43835299288097





8848683277091043





1342836814065369533435566





55866549784511





663740843114971633





467533160373008134





12058833488760504284





2273553860329736637





5911236927939816242611





0352840251727113417





191743036462804904075





2629383775536142508





28200323423441871006356





21228717710935





827566015512839313





87224493844693885





8237777249559





8923371259171525625





126177956767610





8257965972111297246





57902735960064881747





522236569083630617





123791395838087717


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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.