Vacancy Rate Survey Results

2001 results

Rental vacancy rates measure the proportion of residential properties vacant and available for rental at a point in time. It is a traditional gauge of market vitality.

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Vacancy rate %

    Dec-01   Nov-01   Oct-01    Sep-01   Aug-01   Jul-01   Jun-01   May-01   Apr-01   Mar-01   Feb-01   Jan-01   Dec-00  
  SYDNEY *                                                    
  Inner 3.5   3.8   3.4   4.2   5.0   4.0   3.9   4.5 3.1   3.5   4.9   3.9   -  
  Middle 4.1   4.1   4.2   3.9   3.8   4.0   4.2   2.4   2.3   1.5   2.6 2.5   -  
  Outer 3.6   4.4   4.5   3.8   4.9   3.3   2.9   3.8   3.7   3.6   2.0   2.7   -  
  Total 3.8   4.1   4.0   4.0   4.6   3.8   3.7   3.3   2.9   2.9   3.0   3.0   -  
  HUNTER                                                     
  Newcastle 3.4   2.9   2.0   1.9   1.9   4.5   1.5   2.3   -   1.2   3.7   2.7   -  
  Other  2.5   1.5   2.6   2.5   4.2   2.4   4.0   3.0   2.5   5.3   -   7.2   -  
  Total 3.1   1.9   2.3   2.3   2.9   4.1   2.5   2.6   -   2.1   3.0   3.1   -  
  ILLAWARRA                                                     
  Wollongong 3.8   4.4   3.5   2.3   3.4   2.3   3.1   3.5   2.3   2.1   3.3   2.9   -  
  Other 1.7   1.8   2.0   0.8   2.1   1.7   3.2   1.9   -   5.3   -   1.7   -  
  Total 3.3   3.2   2.8   1.5   2.6   2.0   3.2   2.8 -   3.3   3.4   2.6   -  

 
Vacancy rate %

    Dec-01   Nov-01   Oct-01   Sep-01   Aug-01   Jul-01   Jun-01   May-01   Apr-01   Mar-01   Feb-01   Jan-01   Dec-00  
  Albury 2.6   3.7   2.5   2.5   2.5   3.2   1.7   2.2   3.8 3.8   4.5   -   -  
  Central Coast 3.8   4.4   3.1   3.9   5.3   6.7 6.8   3.2   5.2   4.5   4.3   2.2   -  
  Central West 3.2   4.1   2.8   3.5   2.6   4.0   6.4   6.1   -   4.0   -   10.7   -  
  Coffs Harbour 4.0   2.3   4.5   2.6   3.3   4.9   6.2   -   -   -   -   -   -  
  Far West -   -   -   -   -   - -   -   -   -   -   -   -  
  Mid-North Coast 3.7   4.0   3.8   4.1   4.3   5.1   4.5   4.4   4.0   5.9   6.3   2.8   -  
  Murrumbidgee -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -  
  New England 5.6   3.4   4.2 3.6   3.0   3.2   2.8   2.3   2.2   -   -   -   -  
  Northern Rivers 1.9   3.0   2.1 4.0   4.1   5.0   4.8   4.0   4.0    3.2   3.4   2.7   -  
  Orana 2.5   3.4   3.6   2.6   2.3   1.6    1.1 1.9   1.3 2.6 2.5 5.3 -  
  Riverina 3.7 3.9 3.9 3.0 5.1 3.2 3.2 4.6 4.4 - - - -  
  South Coast 3.7 2.9 4.4 3.3 6.0 4.5 2.6 6.9 - - - 3.6   -  
  South Eastern 2.9   4.0 6.2 2.9 2.4 3.9 2.9 - 4.4 - - - -  

 


SOURCE
Statistics relate to data from a survey of REINSW members. The vacancy rate is the proportion of unlet dwellings to the total rent roll.

NOTES 
- Insufficient number of responses.
* Suburbs included in ‘inner’, ‘middle’ and ‘outer’ Sydney are as follows:
‘Inner’ includes suburbs 0-10km from the Sydney CBD.
‘Middle’ includes suburbs 10-25km from the Sydney CBD.
‘Outer’ includes suburbs more than 25km from the Sydney CBD.