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1301.0 - Year Book Australia, 2005  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 21/01/2005   
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Contents >> Housing >> Housing costs - capital cities

In 2000-01 the average weekly housing costs for households in all capital cities were $138 (table 8.14). However, there was considerable variation between capital cities. Hobart had the lowest average housing costs at $79 per week.

Sydney had the highest average weekly housing costs for most tenure and landlord types. Canberra recorded the second highest average weekly housing costs for total households ($140 compared with Sydney's $170), partially reflecting the larger proportion of households in Canberra with mortgages on their homes.


8.14 CAPITAL CITY OWNER AND RENTER HOUSEHOLDS, Housing costs - 2000-01

Tenure and landlord type
Sydney
Melbourne
Brisbane
Adelaide
Perth
Hobart
Canberra
All capital cities(a)

AVERAGE WEEKLY HOUSING COSTS ($)

Owner without a mortgage
29
23
28
20
20
21
28
25
Owner with a mortgage
316
228
210
182
218
158
226
244
Renter - state/territory housing authority
81
73
72
67
55
70
74
74
Renter - private landlord
246
175
168
141
147
130
180
192
Total renters(b)
215
156
148
116
134
104
148
167
Total owner and renter households
170
128
127
103
126
79
140
138

AVERAGE GROSS WEEKLY INCOME ($)

Owner without a mortgage
1,049
944
814
743
1,011
804
1,259
962
Owner with a mortgage
1,624
1,372
1,271
1,144
1,247
1,049
1,566
1,396
Renter - state/territory housing authority
432
358
404
372
280
362
360
397
Renter - private landlord
1,064
890
847
789
876
776
1,029
935
Total renters(b)
951
786
773
651
789
601
830
827
Total owner and renter households
1,199
1,059
940
869
1,044
803
1,287
1,072

AVERAGE HOUSING COSTS AS A PROPORTION OF INCOME (%)

Owner without a mortgage
3
2
3
3
2
3
2
3
Owner with a mortgage
19
17
17
16
18
15
14
18
Renter - state/territory housing authority
*19
*20
*18
*18
*20
*19
*21
19
Renter - private landlord
23
20
20
18
17
*17
17
21
Total renters(b)
23
20
19
18
17
17
18
20
Total owner and renter households
14
12
14
12
12
10
11
13

HOUSEHOLDS (’000)

Owner without a mortgage
582.9
532.3
205.1
173.7
181.7
35.7
38.4
1,761.5
Owner with a mortgage
441.5
465.9
189.4
163.2
196.4
18.8
47.5
1,539.7
Renter - state/territory housing authority
72.4
53.6
36.0
27.8
17.5
10.2
8.0
234.0
Renter - private landlord
328.2
251.0
175.3
69.0
111.5
12.1
18.2
980.9
Total renters(b)
406.0
311.7
220.3
105.5
132.5
23.1
26.6
1,250.7
Total owner and renter households
1,430.4
1,309.8
614.7
442.4
510.5
77.6
112.5
4,551.9

(a) Includes households in the NT, for which disaggregated data are not sufficiently accurate for most purposes.
(b) Includes other landlord type.

Source: ABS data available on request, Survey of Income and Housing Costs, 2000-01.


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