Essential Report

Change in housing affordability

Jun 16, 2015

Q. And do you think housing in your area has become more affordable or less affordable over the last few years?

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

Capital cities

Region- al

NSW

Victoria

Queens -land

Total more affordable

11%

10%

15%

8%

6%

8%

15%

8%

8%

17%

Total less affordable

75%

79%

67%

82%

83%

79%

65%

83%

80%

64%

A lot more affordable

1%

1%

2%

1%

1%

1%

1%

2%

A little more affordable

10%

9%

13%

7%

6%

7%

14%

7%

6%

17%

A little less affordable

33%

31%

34%

33%

42%

30%

37%

30%

35%

34%

A lot less affordable

42%

48%

33%

49%

41%

49%

28%

53%

45%

30%

No change

10%

7%

14%

5%

8%

8%

14%

6%

8%

12%

Don’t know

5%

4%

4%

4%

3%

5%

6%

4%

4%

7%

75% think that housing in their area has become less affordable over the last few years – including 42% who though it was a lot less affordable.

83% of residents of NSW and 80% of Victorians think housing has become less affordable.

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