This publication presents statistics compiled from the Survey of Income and Housing (SIH) on Australian housing mobility and dwelling conditions. The latest data were collected in 2019–20 SIH as well as the 2007–08 and 2013–14 SIH collections.
Housing mobility is one element used to capture underlying population change and has implications for employment, local culture and urban development. 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.
This publication presents data for selected housing topics including:
- length of time in dwelling;
- number of times moved in last five years;
- reasons for moving; and
- characteristics of the previous dwelling occupied.
It also includes aspects of the dwelling occupied by respondents such as:
- any major structural problems;
- repairs and maintenance carried out in the past 12 months; and
- sources of energy and water.
For first home buyers, data on home deposits paid and any monetary assistance received for the purchase were collected.
The SIH also collects additional housing information which is released in a separate publication Housing Occupancy and Costs, Australia.