Cost of housing

Jun 10, 2015

Q. Thinking about housing prices, do you think increases in the cost of housing are good or bad for the following?

Total good

Total bad

Very good

Good

Neither good nor bad

Bad

Very bad

Don’t know

Home owners

49%

21%

13%

36%

24%

14%

7%

5%

Investors

46%

22%

14%

32%

24%

15%

7%

8%

You personally

25%

36%

7%

18%

34%

17%

19%

5%

The economy

23%

36%

2%

21%

31%

24%

12%

9%

The average Australian

13%

57%

2%

11%

25%

36%

21%

5%

First home buyers

9%

74%

2%

7%

13%

32%

42%

5%

Nearly half think that increases in the cost of housing are good for home owners (49%) and investors (46%).
74% think increases are bad for first home buyers and more than half (57%) think they are bad for the average Australian.

Respondents were divided over whether increases in housing costs are good or bad for the economy – but are somewhat more likely to think they are bad (36%) or neither (31%).

Only 25% see increases as being good for themselves personally.

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