Vacancy Rate Survey Results

2006 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-06   Nov-06   Oct-06    Sep-06   Aug-06   Jul-06   Jun-06   May-06   Apr-06   Mar-06   Feb-06   Jan-06   Dec-05  
  SYDNEY *                                                    
  Inner 1.4   1.3   1.3   1.6   2.2   2.0   2.2   2.2 1.9   1.7   2.1   3.0   2.5  
  Middle 1.6   1.9   1.5   1.5   1.8   1.9   2.2   2.3   1.9   1.9   1.7   2.3   2.3  
  Outer 1.6   1.6   1.7   2.0   2.1   2.0   2.5   2.2   1.8   2.7   2.7   3.0   3.3  
  Total 1.5   1.6   1.5   1.7   2.1   2.0   2.3   2.2   1.9   2.0   2.1   2.8   2.6  
  HUNTER                                                   
  Newcastle 2.4   2.6   1.9   2.3   2.2   2.9   2.4   2.0   2.3   1.9   2.2   2.5   1.9  
  Other  1.9   2.2   1.9   1.8   2.2   1.9   2.3   2.3   2.3   2.3   2.8   2.0   3.0  
  Total 2.2   2.4   1.9   2.1   2.2   2.4   2.4   2.1   2.3   2.0   2.5   2.3   2.4  
  ILLAWARRA                                                     
  Wollongong 3.7   3.6   3.8   3.5   3.0   3.3   3.7   3.4   4.5   4.9   4.5   4.7   4.6  
  Other 3.0   4.0   3.2   2.8   4.1   3.0   4.0   3.5   3.6   2.4   1.9   3.2   2.3  
  Total 3.5   3.7   3.6   3.3   3.3   3.2   3.8   3.5 4.2   3.7   3.0   3.9   3.4  

 
Vacancy rate %

    Dec-06   Nov-06   Oct-06    Sep-06   Aug-06   Jul-06   Jun-06   May-06   Apr-06   Mar-06   Feb-06   Jan-06   Dec-05  
  Albury 2.3   1.8   1.6   2.0   2.6   2.5   2.4   2.7   1.7 1.4   1.9   2.8   4.2  
  Central Coast 3.9   2.9   3.0   3.5   5.2   3.4 3.7   3.5   4.2   3.2   3.0   3.0   3.4  
  Central West 3.5   4.8   3.6   3.6   3.8   6.1   5.0   4.8   5.0   5.3   3.9   5.2   7.0  
  Coffs Harbour 3.7   3.2   2.9   3.9   4.0   3.6   3.9   3.3   -   -   -   -   -  
  Far West -   -   -   -   -   - -   -   -   -   -   -   -  
  Mid-North Coast 3.6   4.4   4.3   3.8   4.0   4.4   2.9   3.8   3.5   3.6   3.5   4.0   3.1  
  Murrumbidgee -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -   -  
  New England 3.9   3.4   3.1 3.1   3.6   2.7   3.9   3.9   3.8   3.3   3.1   2.9   3.3  
  Northern Rivers 2.7   2.1   1.3 2.2   3.3   2.9   3.1   2.2   2.1    1.8   2.4   3.0   2.3  
  Orana 2.2   1.8   1.9   1.3   1.4   1.5    1.6 2.2   2.1 2.1 1.8 2.3 3.0  
  Riverina 4.7 4.3 2.9 3.5 3.4 3.4 2.9 2.7 3.1 3.2 3.1 5.4 4.0  
  South Coast 3.3 4.3 3.3 3.3 4.7 5.6 5.2 6.0 4.0 5.0 4.1 7.7   4.6  
  South Eastern 1.1   1.2 1.2 1.7 1.9 2.0 2.1 1.8 2.6 3.3 2.5 4.4 2.8  

 


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.