Despite rental shortages Census shows unoccupied properties up sharply in Cassowary Coast and Port Douglas

We’ve heard, and written, plenty about the shortage of rental properties in the Far North. The rental vacancy rate in the Cairns region currently sits at a record low 0.5% and rents on houses and units are up 15-18% for the year. Nevertheless, the 2021 Census shows a sharp increase …read more

Far North population growth lags QLD average. Townsville losing out

The ABS today released their population estimates for June 30th 2018 for regional areas. Within our region the Local Government Areas have all fared worse that the state average. Of particular interest is the fact that Townsville’s growth came in at just 0.6% for the year (down from +0.9% in …read more

SEIFA tells an interesting story of the North; Townsville Cairns gap closes

Today saw the release of the 2016┬áSocio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA), last seen in 2011. There are a number of indexes included in the release which tell us about relative socio-economic advantage and/or disadvantage of local areas down to the SA1 area, which are based on the 2016 Census data. …read more

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