Sydney vacancy rates have risen slightly, according to research from the Real Estate Institute of New South Wales.
REINSW President Leanne Pilkington said the October 2018 REINSW Vacancy Rate Survey saw metropolitan Sydney vacancy rates up 0.1 percentage points to 2.9 per cent.
“There has been a slight slowing in those seeking rental accommodation in Inner and Middle Sydney while the Outer Sydney market saw interest increase,” Ms Pilkington said.
“Inner Sydney rose 0.4 percentage points to 2.8 per cent, Middle Sydney increased 0.1 percentage points to 3.2 per cent and Outer Sydney fell 0.1 percentage points at 2.8 per cent.”
In the Hunter, vacancy rates slipped 0.3 percentage points at 1.6 per cent, with Newcastle down 1.1 percentage points at 1.8 per cent off the back of a stronger market. The Illawarra fell 0.1 percentage points despite Wollongong being up 0.1 percentage points to 2.2 per cent.
Across regional areas, Albury remained steady at 2.2 per cent, New England rose 0.3 percentage points to 2.5 per cent and the South Coast fell 0.1 percentage points at 1.8 per cent.
* Suburbs included in ‘inner’, ‘middle’ and ‘outer’ Sydney are those falling within the Sydney Statistical Division as per the Australian Standard Geographic Classification of the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
‘Inner’ includes suburbs in the following LGAs:Ashfield, Botany Bay, Lane Cove, Leichhardt, Marrickville, Mosman, North Sydney, Randwick, Sydney, Waverley and Woollahra.
‘Middle’ includes suburbs in the following LGAs:Auburn, Bankstown, Burwood, Canterbury, Canada Bay, Hunters Hill, Hurstville, Kogarah, Ku-ring-gai, Manly, Parramatta, Rockdale, Ryde, Strathfield and Willoughby.
‘Outer’ includes suburbs in the following LGAs:Baulkham Hills, Blacktown, Blue Mountains, Camden, Campbelltown, Fairfield, Gosford, Hawkesbury, Holroyd, Hornsby, Liverpool, Penrith, Pittwater, Sutherland, Warringah, Wollondilly and Wyong.
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