UNOCCUPIED

UNOCCUPIED

We know that the number and proportion of unoccupied homes across Australia is increasing.  The latest national count found that 11.2% – or about one million – of our private dwellings were empty at this time last year.

BUILDING COSTS

BUILDING COSTS

The last of the inflation reports – the producer price indexes – out last week, confirms the absence of significant inflationary pressures.  Hence, no change in official interest rates yesterday.

RBA SPEECH IN MATUSIK SPEAK

RBA SPEECH IN MATUSIK SPEAK

The RBA guv, Philip Lowe, delivered an important speech last week titled, “The Labour Market and Monetary Policy”.

AUSTRALIAN PULSE POINTS – PART 2

AUSTRALIAN PULSE POINTS – PART 2

There is little doubt that our working environment is changing.  We are seeing fewer full-time jobs; more part-time work and less wage growth.  More are also working a second job to help make ends meet. 

ATTACHED BEDROOMS

ATTACHED BEDROOMS

As mentioned last week, this post we continue with bedroom trends. Here, we are looking at what has been happening in our townhouse type stock and high-rise apartments.

HOUSE BEDROOMS

HOUSE BEDROOMS

The song, When We Get behind Closed Doors, was first covered by Charlie Rich in 1973 and by many others since.  Even Percy Sledge and Diana Ross had a go.

HOUSEHOLD SIZE

HOUSEHOLD SIZE

As mentioned yesterday, over the coming week or two we will try to demystify the 2016 Census results.  Today, we look at household size.

DWELLING TRENDS

DWELLING TRENDS

Over the next couple of weeks, we will try to make some sense of the 2016 Census results.

MISSIVE RULES

MISSIVE RULES

What people want is often not what we think they do.  Take our experience, as an example.  The list below is typed up on a single page.  It sits behind my desk.

POVERTY IS EASIER IN A WARMER CLIMATE

POVERTY IS EASIER IN A WARMER CLIMATE

Queensland’s interstate migration figures have improved and they now account for 21% of the state’s annual 70,000 population increase during calendar 2016.

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