Full descriptionThis website provides data on housing and housing affordability indicators in Victoria, Australia, at four geographical levels: (1) major areas; (2) regions; (3) local government areas; and (4) 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 Development'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; and (3) Maps. Table and graph data include: housing affordability indicators; data on house sales and prices; housing and tenure information; and demographic information. Map data includes: sales by price segment; affordability and available stock; threshold income; ratio of housing costs to household income; private rental affordability for low income households; and SEIFA (Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas).
Data time period: 1980 to 12 2010
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