2020 Rental Affordability Index

The latest release of the Rental Affordability Index (RAI) highlights that JobSeeker recipients are facing severe rental stress across the country. The RAI is an indicator of the price of rents relative to household incomes based on new rental agreements. It is released annually by National Shelter, Bendigo and Adelaide Bank, SGS Economics & Planning and the Brotherhood of St Laurence. To view the interactive map, click here. To view the full report, as well as the media releases

Budget 2020-21 Analysis

The 29-year run of GDP growth in Australia has now ended with the 2020 recession. While much of the growth run was driven initially by productivity gains and micro and macroeconomic reforms, over the past decade it’s been driven more by population growth. This is significant for housing because our house price inflation, high prices, rental pressure and housing stress is partly a function of population growth.

Read the full National Shelter Budget Analysis here.

2020-10-10T14:13:34+10:00October 10th, 2020|Housing Supply, News, Publications, Publications|

Rental Affordability Index – November 2018

Hobart Australia’s most unaffordable city for renters; Across the nation singles, pensioners and families on low incomes are struggling

Hobart has jumped further ahead of Sydney as the least affordable city to rent in Australia, the latest release of the Rental Affordability Index (RAI) has found.

Even households on average incomes in Hobart are now at risk of rental stress.

“Tasmania’s capital city is in a housing gridlock,” Ellen Witte, Partner at SGS Economics and Planning said. “Rental affordability in Hobart dived even

2019-06-25T09:55:38+10:00November 25th, 2018|Rental Affordability Index|
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