Housing in Victoria

An initiative of the Cities of Melbourne,
Yarra, Stonnington and Port Phillip
under the Inner Melbourne Action Plan

An interactive website providing data on housing and housing affordability indicators in Victoria.

This website provides data on housing and housing affordability indicators in Victoria at four geographical levels: Major areas, regions, local government areas and suburbs.

The purpose of the website is to provide useful and accessible data to inform the identification of affordable housing needs and targets at the regional and local government levels via consistent data sets that enable comparability over time and spatially.

The website is designed to be used by any individual or organisation interested in being informed about housing affordability. Its target users includes Local Government, State Government, housing associations, other housing organisations and agencies, peak bodies, researchers, residents, developers, students and consultants.

It was a joint initiative of the Cities of Melbourne, Yarra, Stonnington and Port Phillip under the Inner Regional Housing Statement and the Inner Melbourne Action Plan, with Port Phillip being the lead Council for this initiative. It was funded by a $100,000 grant from the Victorian Department of Planning & Community Developmentā€™s Local Area Planning Support Program.

The lead consultant was Swinburne Institute for Social Research, with Swinburne's Information Technology Innovations Group being sub-contracted to create the website.

The website presents housing and demographic data in three forms:

  1. Tables
  2. Graphs
  3. Maps

Tables and graphs are provided under the reports tab.

Maps are provided under the maps tab.

Reports

Data under the reports tab includes:

Housing Affordability Indicators
  1. Sales by Price Segment
  2. Affordability and available stock
  3. Threshold income
  4. Ratio of housing costs to household income
  5. Private rental affordability for low income households
  6. Private rental affordability for all households

Data on house sales and prices
  1. House and unit sales
  2. House and unit sales as a proportion of all sales
  3. House and unit sales as a proportion of all stock
  4. Median housing prices (nominal)
  5. Median housing prices (real)
  6. Median house and unit prices (real) percentage change

Housing and tenure
  1. Dwellings by housing tenure and landlord type
  2. Dwellings by size (number of bedrooms)
  3. Dwellings by number of persons
  4. Dwellings by type
  5. Dwellings by household composition
  6. Non-private dwellings by type by persons
  7. Private rental - new lettings by major property type
  8. Private rental - median rents (nominal) of new lettings by major property type
  9. Private rental - median rents (real) of new lettings by major property type
  10. Private rental - active bonds
  11. Rent assistance recipients
  12. Rent assistance by Centrelink payment (2010)
  13. Rent assistance by Centrelink payment (2011)

  14. Office of Housing dwellings by dwelling type
  15. Independent living units(ILUs)
  16. Rooming houses
  17. Supported Residential Services - facilities by number of bedrooms
  18. Residential land development indicators
Demographic
  1. Homeless Persons
  2. Centrelink recipients
  3. Population by age-group and sex
  4. Population by region of birth
  5. Projected population
  6. Projected population by age-group & sex
  7. Projected household

Mapping

Data under the map tab is as follows:

Housing Affordability Indicators
  1. Sales by price segment: proportion of sales in the three lowest segments
  2. Affordability and available stock: proportion of dwellings affordable to the sixth household income deciles
  3. Threshold income
  4. Ratio of housing costs to household income
  5. Private rental affordability for low income households: proportion of affordable dwellings
SEIFA
  1. Index of Relative Socio-economic Advantage and Disadvantage
  2. Index of Relative Socio-economic Disadvantage
  3. Index of Economic Resources
  4. Index of Education and Occupation
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Supported by

  • State of Victoria
  • City of Melbourne
  • City of Yarra
  • City of Port Phillip
  • City of Stonnington
  • Swinburne University of Technology