NEW SOUTH WALES AND AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY
Median weekly rental payments
- In 2011, the median weekly household rent in New South Wales was $300 and in the Australian Capital Territory $380, compared with $285 for Australia.
- The Australian Capital Territory reported the highest median weekly rental payment of all states and territories in the country of $380.
- The Local Government Area (LGA) with the highest median weekly rent in New South Wales was Ku-ring-gai ($575 per week), located north of the Sydney CBD.
- As the following map shows, the highest median weekly rents were located in the Greater Sydney region and around the periphery of Sydney and Canberra. The LGAs of Woollahra and Manly also reported median weekly rents above $500 in 2011, $550 and $520 respectively.
- There were also some high median weekly rents in the far north eastern corner of the state in the LGAs of Byron ($350), Tweed ($295) and Ballina ($290).
MEDIAN WEEKLY RENTAL PAYMENT(a), by Local Government Area, New South Wales, 2011
(a) Applicable to occupied private dwellings which were being rented (or occupied rent-free) by a member of the household. Excludes 'Visitor only' and 'Other non-classifiable' households.
Changes in median weekly rental payments
- In New South Wales, the LGA with the fastest growth in median weekly rental payments between 2006 and 2011 was Gwydir, located in the north-east of the state.
- In New South Wales, the fastest growth in rent payments were in LGAs outside the capital city areas. While these areas had lower overall rent payments compared to the capital cities, they showed the most significant change over time.
- Queanbeyan, adjacent to the ACT, also had high growth in median weekly rental payments of over 50%, from $185 in 2006 to $289 in 2011, a rise of 56.2%.
FASTEST GROWTH IN MEDIAN WEEKLY RENTAL PAYMENTS(a), by Local Government Area(b), New South Wales, 2006 and 2011
|Local Government Area|
Median Rental Payment
|Rest of New South Wales|
|Upper Lachlan Shire|
|(a) Applicable to occupied private dwellings which were being rented (or occupied rent-free) by a member of the household. Excludes 'Visitor only' and 'Other non-classifiable' households.|
|(b) LGAs with a total occupied private dwelling count under 500 dwellings in 2011 are excluded from this table.|
|Source: ABS Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011|