Over the two years from the year ended June 2009 to the year ended June 2011:
- Total housing costs as a proportion of total regular household income increased from 15.1 percent to 16.0 percent.
- The proportion of households spending 30 percent or more of their income on housing costs increased from 19.5 percent to 21.8 percent.
- For those not owning their own dwelling this proportion increased from 33.8 percent to 39.1 percent.
- Components of housing costs that increased were:
- average weekly expenditure on rent (up 6.6 percent)
- average weekly expenditure on property rates (up 9.3 percent)
- overall, average weekly total housing costs increased slightly (to $248).
- Average annual household regular income was relatively unchanged, at $79,159.
|Dallas Welch (Mrs)
Acting Government Statistician
25 November 2011