Residential Vacancy Rates

Postcode 2000

550
413
275
138
9822508510279211625





68660140447311104656





171525674039309





6216711550712072553





42351265793540063591





019126565690





053900222250386





042062866280241284





04824539817660782135





28159421394302370482





477038345972467048466021





1373381467794733





1402915866562023





91538674603493286430





3773269644575584408435





7215333647345368387





074191858716476355





1922175747525192





202011427493680





4230389771923





49292577260109





4419206247999301878





98332974325449718562





06236473548048510





0142042664111631





795242573537212





373625797594320686145





83265859469676225391





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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.