Revealed: the least affordable Australian city for renters – and it's NOT Sydney or Melbourne
- The least affordable Australian city for renters has been revealed as Perth
- Low incomes in the Western Australian capital struggle with housing costs
- Perth is now officially & # 39; the least affordable city in Australia for renters & # 39; called
- More than half of people on low incomes spend 30 percent of their wages on rent
The least affordable city for renters is not Sydney or Melbourne, but rather surprisingly Perth, a new study has found.
New data show that single parents and people on low incomes in the West Australian capital are struggling to pay housing costs.
Perth is officially & # 39; the least affordable city in Australia & # 39; according to the report Getting Our House in Order from Curtin University.
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The least affordable city for tenants is not Sydney or Melbourne, but rather surprising Perth (photo), a new study has found
The study looked at 3,600 people in Western Australia, New South Wales and Queensland.
Rental prices for houses on the cheaper side have not fallen despite the weakening of the real estate market in Perth, Nine news reported.
This means that more than half of low-income people and single parents spend more than 30 percent of their weekly wages on rent and utilities such as gas and water.
However, one in five renters pay more than 40 percent of their weekly income in home supplies.
Young single mother Amy Schober has described her living situation as simply & # 39; impossible & # 39 ;.
& # 39; The cost of living is very high, I feel that my salary is not being increased accordingly. And being older is just difficult, & she said.
Rental prices for houses on the cheaper side have not fallen despite the weakening of the real estate market in Perth
Professor Alan Duncan (photo) from Curtin University said the choices available for rental properties are poorly priced compared to their incomes
Although the rent is considerably cheaper in Perth than in the cities on the eastern side of Australia, the addition of accounts makes Perth the worst city in the country when it comes to affordability.
Professor Alan Duncan of the University of Curtin said that the choices available for rental properties are poor in relation to their income.
& # 39; While typical rental prices and house prices have fallen, it does not really fall to those at the bottom of the income spectrum, who find it less easy to pay the rental prices. & # 39;
Professor Duncan said that for the title of least affordable city to change, Perth must see a greater number of properties on the market.
Researchers have called on the federal government and the government to help people who are struggling with financial assistance.
Although the rent is considerably cheaper in Perth than in the cities on the eastern side of Australia, the addition of accounts makes Perth the worst city in the country (Sydney pictured)
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