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7 Charts explaining why Australia has a rental crisis…bad news for tenants, good news for landlords!

Dear Fellow Property Investor,

If you are wondering why Australia is suffering its worst rental crisis in living memory, look no further than today’s official September quarter immigration data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

Australia’s population surged by 660,000 people in the year to September 2023, driven by a record-high net overseas migration of 549,000:

Australian Population Change Graph

145,200 net overseas migrants landed in Australia in the September quarter of 2023, the second highest quarterly figure on record behind March 2023:

Net Overseas Migration Chart

Net overseas migration as a share of Australia’s month remained at a record high of 83% in the September quarter of 2023:

Immigration as a % of Population Growth Graph

Meanwhile, natural population increase was a historically low 111,000 in the year to September, courtesy of a jump in deaths, most likely related to the baby boomers dying off and the impacts of the pandemic.

Australian Natural Population Increase Graph

Finally, the next chart shows the explosion in net overseas migration on a historical basis dating back to Federation in 1901:

Australian Net Overseas Migration Graph

Notice how residential rents fell at the beginning of the pandemic when net overseas migration was negative, only to explode when net overseas migration surged?

Quarterly Growth in Residential Asking Rents Graph

The Albanese government’s extreme immigration program is why Australia has experienced such a severe shortage of accommodation and a rental crisis.

Capital City Asking Residential Rents

Anyone who denies this fact is a liar.

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