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Sydney Vacancy Rates Steady
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Sydney Vacancy Rates Steady

Sydney's residential vacancy rate has steadied, according to research from the Real Estate Institute of New South Wales.

Sydney’s residential vacancy rate has steadied, according to research from the Real Estate Institute of New South Wales.

REINSW Deputy President Peter Matthews said the May 2018 REINSW Vacancy Rate Survey saw availability fall just 0.1 percentage points at 2.4 per cent across the Sydney metropolitan area.

“We have seen a level of consistency for renters as we move into the cooler months,” Mr Matthews said.

“In Inner Sydney vacancy rates are back on the upward trend with a rise of 0.2 percentage points to 2.4 per cent, while Outer Sydney fell 0.1 percentage points at 2.4 per cent and Middle Sydney fell 0.3 percentage points at 2.6 per cent.”

In the Hunter, vacancy rates fell 0.1 percentage points to 1.6 per cent, with Newcastle dropped 0.3 percentage points at 1.9 per cent. The Illawarra added 0.3 percentage points to 2.4 per cent with Wollongong falling 0.2 percentage points to 2.1 per cent.

Across regional areas, New England and Northern Rivers remained steady at 1.9 per cent and 1.3 per cent respectively, while Albury rose 0.2 percentage points to 2.0 per cent and the South Coast jumped 0.5 percentage points to 3.5 per cent.

Residential vacancy rate %

Residential vacancy rate %

Suburbs included in ‘inner’, ‘middle’ and ‘outer’ Sydney are those falling within the Sydney Statistical Division as per the Australian Standard Geographic Classification of the Australian Bureau of Statistics. 

‘Inner’ includes suburbs in the following LGAs: Ashfield, Botany Bay, Lane Cove, Leichhardt, Marrickville, Mosman, North Sydney, Randwick, Sydney, Waverley and Woollahra.

‘Middle’ includes suburbs in the following LGAs: Auburn, Bankstown, Burwood, Canterbury, Canada Bay, Hunters Hill, Hurstville, Kogarah, Ku-ring-gai, Manly, Parramatta, Rockdale, Ryde, Strathfield and Willoughby.

‘Outer’ includes suburbs in the following LGAs: Baulkham Hills, Blacktown, Blue Mountains, Camden, Campbelltown, Fairfield, Gosford, Hawkesbury, Holroyd, Hornsby, Liverpool, Penrith, Pittwater, Sutherland, Warringah, Wollondilly and Wyong.

 

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