Rental affordability worsens as housing supply dwindles

Original article by Nila Sweeney
The Australian Financial Review – Page: Online : 23-Jun-21

Suburbtrends has reported that 51 per cent of the 2,809 house markets it assessed require families to spend more than 30 per cent of their household income on rent, due to dwindling rental supply. It further found that there are 164 suburbs where families have to spend over 50 per cent of their household income to pay the rent on an average three-bedroom house. Suburbtrends director Kent Lardner says regions have been hit the hardest by rental shortages, while SQM Research MD Louis Christopher agrees rental supply is a big challenge for the regions.

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