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Type: Report
Title: Households responses to declining housing affordability
Other Titles: Scoping study on household responses to declining affordability
Author: Baker, E.L.
Lester, L.
Beer, A.
Bunce, D.
Publisher: University of Adelaide
Issue Date: 2013
Assignee: Australian Government Treasury, National Housing Supply Council
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Emma Baker, Laurence Lester, Andrew Beer, David Bunce
Abstract: The Household Responses to Declining Affordability study investigated individual and household responses to declining housing affordability in Australia. This scoping study highlights current knowledge, existing research gaps and research required to fill those gaps, focusing on: Affordability constraints and trade-offs, Population changes (including household formation patterns) that might occur in response to poor housing affordability, The extent to which the housing needs of the population unable or unwilling to access the private housing market are met in the non-private housing market. The study examines housing affordability in broad terms, considering housing-related living costs including those costs that are affected by choice of location and tenure type. It notes that the relationship between housing affordability and household change is uneven and does not occur in isolation. Non-housing factors (such as a loss of employment) can also influence both housing affordability and/or household structures. The study outlines an econometric model to measure changes in the number of individuals in each household due to multiple influences—including housing affordability stress. Analysis of the extent to which people are accommodated in 'non private' dwellings, using literature and 2006 Census data and other sources, suggests homelessness is a major contributor to the number of persons excluded from the traditional private dwelling market. The study also highlights the need for further analysis of the data and discussion and agreement on definitions to establish the number of individuals living in 'non market' housing.
Description: Title on published report is "Scoping study on household responses to declining affordability: Final report". This report was prepared by the University of Adelaide for the National Housing Supply Council.
Rights: Copyright status unknown
RMID: 0030019568
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