Australian Property Forum

Residential Vacancy Rates

Postcode 2000

550
413
275
138
4422564401504828193





1771791943235416080





41861555568196733





0115527765589257





01015094581325986





11471266274898





13490838245566700





004767020416078403





48943869936424759329





8350938469598884016





165638269465439484504688





938867767263204





340258796304921061





0334556311111508689678





5210572375941823





60033564418597383





368416482587433755





6721349285740521





9244934834596173





029878757991





08632819850857185





226818242444080





3462930601570414563


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number of vacancies
vacancy rate

Source: SQM research.com.au

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Rental Vacancies

The Rental Vacancies component is based on all monitored and unique online listings for the period of a calendar month. The series starts off in January 2005.

All listings are taken from online monitoring of major listings sites. Only those properties with unique addresses or a unique listing id are used. Those advertisements with no addresses are excluded from the series. Any addresses repeated between sites are de-duped.

Only those listings that have been advertised for three weeks or more (and are still currently advertised as at the time of collation) are used.

Established Dwellings

We use the 2001, 2006 and 2011 No. of total established Dwellings (as a base) by postcode as determined by the ABS census. In addition we estimate total dwellings for 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2012. We then multiply this by the percentage of renters for each postcode as also provided in the census. This provides an estimated available total stock for rent.

The numerator is then divided into the denominator, which provides a vacancy rate percentage.

Some have argued that using online real estate listings cannot be done because of advertising of false listings and properties that are only advertised for a fleeting moment as they are taken up immediately. We have addressed those issues.

We have left out those ads without an advertised address or unique property id and have also taken into account a whole month’s worth of listings which automatically adjusts for those ads withdrawn quickly.