HOUSING MOBILITY AND CONDITIONS
Housing mobility is one element underlying population change, contributing to how many people live in an area and who moves in and who moves out. Over time this has implications for employment, local culture and urban development. For many Australians housing has involved moving out from a family home, into rental accommodation and on to home ownership. Along the way households will change dwelling for a variety of reasons. Different mobility patterns are found for renters and owners, for households at different stages of family life or age, as well as for other characteristics such as household income.
Housing conditions are reported on any major structural problems in the current dwelling and any repairs and maintenance carried out in the last 12 months.