The 2016 Census data provides the opportunity to look at the areas across the nation which have had the highest proportion of rental properties.
The 2016 Census showed that 30.9% of residential properties nationally were rented. The proportion of properties rented has been trending higher, increasing from 29.6% at the time of the 2011 Census and 27.2% at the time of the 2006 Census. While the proportion of dwellings being rented is climbing, the proportion of properties owned without a mortgage has also been trending lower and the rate of home ownership has diminished.
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