1379.0.55.001 - National Regional Profile, 2005 to 2009  
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22 November 2010
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Queenscliffe average house values up 83%

The Local Government Area of Queenscliffe in Victoria had the second highest percentage increase in the average value of private sector houses, rising by 83.5% from $280,900 to $515,500, from 2004-05 to 2008-09, according to the latest National Regional Profiles, released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

Melbourne had the largest increase of 145.1%. Queenscliffe also had the highest average value of private sector houses outside of the capital city in 2008-09,

National Regional Profiles use a Google Maps based interface to make it easier to find information on Local Government Areas and other types of regions across Australia.

The regional profiles now include information not in previous releases, including tourist accommodation and additional government payments. This adds to the existing economic and social data such as income, age, occupations, building and agriculture.

Victoria highlights in today's release include:

The Local Government Area of Melton in Melbourne's west had the fastest average annual growth rate in population from 2004-05 to 2008-09, reaching a population of 100,000 in 2008-09. In this period, there were increases in the number of Baby Bonus recipients (35.8%) and Family Tax Benefit recipients in this area.

The Local Government Areas of Central Goldfields and Hindmarsh had the oldest vehicles, with 62.6% and 62.4% of vehicles over ten years old, respectively, in 2008-09. Both of these areas had average taxable incomes below the average for Victoria in 2007-08 ($52,431). The average income in Central Goldfields was $38,392 and in Hindmarsh $43,354.

Further information is available in National Regional Profiles on the ABS website www.abs.gov.au.

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