Australian Housing Affordability Statistics
There are various sources of housing affordability statistics available from Government and private commercial sources of information. A comprehensive list is provided below.
Broadly speaking this includes:
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)
- Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA)
- Private commercial sources
- Academic Sources of Information
- Other sources of affordability measurements
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)
- 2006 Census of Housing and Population. This report looks at recent trends in housing, including affordability, house size and stay-at-home children..
Australian Social Trends – click 4102.0 - see Housing key statistics, family and community key statistics, work key statistics and international comparisons key statistics.
- Survey of income and housing ABS
Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA)
- Housing market developments 29 Sept 2009
- Talk to CEDA Housing Forum: A National Round-up - Sept 2009
- 2009 RBA Financial Conditions Indicators graphs. See page 3 Household Debt and Interest. See page 4 Home Loan Affordability, Housing Building Indicators, Housing Loan Approvals, and Established House Prices.
- Measurement of housing arrears. Financial Stability Review. See example of Financial Stability Review Sept 2009 Box B
- RBA Graph 69: Loan Approvals for First-home Buyers
- RBA Graph 70: Housing Interest Rates and Affordability
- RBA Graph 71: Household Mortgage Vulnerabilities
- RBA Graph 72: Non Performing Housing Loans
- RBA Graph 73: Housing Loan Arrears by Loan Type
- RBA Graph 74: Banks’ Non-performing Personal Loans
- RBA Graph 75: Housing Loan Arrears by Region
- RBA Graph 76: Applications for Property Possession
Private commercial sources
- Demographia International - private research firm
- Demographia International Australia
- Informed Decisions – housing capacity and affordability measures
- UDIA Report Into Affordable Home Ownership in Australia
- Matusik/UDIA Affordability Measure 2007
Academic Sources of Information
- Measuring Housing Affordability by Terry Burke, Swinburne Monash AHURI Centre, Swinburne University of Technology
- Home Ownership Affordability Measurement - A More Comprehensive and Unbiased Approach by Dr Peter Smith of the University of Technology of Sydney.
- Measuring Housing Affordability. Looking beyond the median. By Quan Gan and Robert J Hill. University of NSW.
Other sources of affordability measurement and statistics
- Housing Affordability Indicators Reports - Inner Melbourne Action Plan.
- Housing Affordability – Victorian Community Indicators
- Home loan affordability—measurement and trends by Tony Kryger Statistics and Mapping Section Parliament of Australia Nov 2006.
Are these reports below commercially driven and biased? You make up your own mind.