Vacancy Rate Survey Results

2013 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-13   Nov-13   Oct-13    Sep-13   Aug-13   Jul-13   Jun-13   May-13   Apr-13   Mar-13   Feb-13   Jan-13   Dec-12  
  SYDNEY *                                                    
  Inner 1.8   1.6   1.7   1.8   2.4   2.5   2.2   1.9 1.6   1.7   2.0   2.0   1.8  
  Middle 1.9   1.8   1.6   1.8   1.8   2.0   1.9   1.9   1.9   2.0   2.0   2.4   2.3  
  Outer 1.6   1.3   1.7   1.5   1.8   1.9   2.1   2.3   1.7   1.8   1.8   2.2   1.8  
  Total 1.8   1.6   1.7   1.7   2.0   2.2   2.1   2.1   1.7   1.8   1.9   2.2   1.9  
  HUNTER                                                     
  Newcastle 3.1   2.9   2.4   1.7   2.6   2.4   2.2   2.1   1.9   2.1   2.5   2.0   1.6  
  Other  3.6   3.3   3.3   3.1   3.2   3.7   3.5   3.4   2.9   2.5   2.2   2.8   2.4  
  Total 3.5   3.2   2.9   3.0   3.0   3.3   2.9   2.9   2.6   2.4   2.3   2.6   2.1  
  ILLAWARRA                                                     
  Wollongong 2.1   2.2   2.3   1.9   2.5   3.2   2.5   2.2   1.9   2.3   2.7   2.8   2.5  
  Other 1.3   1.6   1.6   2.1   1.7   2.2   2.0   1.7   1.6   1.9   2.0   1.8   1.9  
  Total 1.7   1.8   2.0   2.0   2.1   2.8   2.3   1.9 1.8   2.2   2.3   2.4   2.1  

 
Vacancy rate %

    Dec-13   Nov-13   Oct-13    Sep-13   Aug-13   Jul-13   Jun-13   May-13   Apr-13   Mar-13   Feb-13   Jan-13   Dec-12  
  Albury 2.3   2.0   1.8   2.0   1.9   1.4   1.8   1.8   2.2 1.7   1.6   2.0   1.9  
  Central Coast 2.4   1.8   2.2   1.9   2.3   2.6 3.2   2.6   1.9   2.4   1.9 2.0   2.0  
  Central West 4.1   4.1   4.1   3.8   3.5   3.4   3.3   3.1   3.0   2.7   2.6   2.9   2.9  
  Coffs Harbour 3.4   3.5   3.8   3.0   3.6   3.7   3.7   4.0   4.1   4.3   3.9   4.3   3.7  
  Far West -   -   -   -   -   - -   -   -   -   -   -   -  
  Mid-North Coast 1.7   2.8   1.9   2.1   2.7   2.9   2.9   2.4   3.0   2.3   1.9   2.1   1.8  
  Murrumbidgee 2.0   2.5   2.3   2.5   2.3   2.4   2.4   2.2   2.2   2.0   2.2   2.3   1.9  
  New England 3.2   3.2   2.9 2.4   2.9   2.7   3.1   3.1   2.8   2.5   3.3   2.7   2.7  
  Northern Rivers 2.3   2.4   3.3 3.1   2.8   3.1   2.7   2.4   2.1    2.7   2.3   2.8   2.3  
  Orana 1.6   2.4   1.9   1.3   1.0   1.3    1.3 1.6   1.4 1.6 1.1 1.7 2.0  
  Riverina 3.6 3.4 2.7 2.7 2.8 3.0 3.0 3.3 3.4 3.4 3.5 2.7 2.4  
  South Coast 2.0 1.8 2.7 2.4 2.5 3.2 3.1 3.4 3.1 2.8 2.5 2.3   2.3  
  South Eastern 4.2   4.0 4.0 3.5 2.9 2.8 3.1 3.5 3.5 3.6 3.6 3.8 3.2  


Survey conducted on behalf of REINSW by:       Survey proudly sponsored by:   

 


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 those falling within the Sydney Statistical Division as per the Australian Standard Geographic Classification of the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
‘Inner’ includes suburbs in the following LGAs: Ashfield, Botany Bay, Lane Cove, Leichhardt, Marrickville, Mosman, North Sydney, Randwick, Sydney, Waverley and Woollahra.
‘Middle’ includes suburbs in the following LGAs: Auburn, Bankstown, Burwood, Canterbury, Canada Bay, Hunters Hill, Hurstville, Kogarah, Ku-ring-gai, Manly, Parramatta, Rockdale, Ryde, Strathfield and Willoughby.
‘Outer’ includes suburbs in the following LGAs: Baulkham Hills, Blacktown, Blue Mountains, Camden, Campbelltown, Fairfield, Gosford, Hawkesbury, Holroyd, Hornsby, Liverpool, Penrith, Pittwater, Sutherland, Warringah, Wollondilly and Wyong.