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Macarthur Region

Rental listings

At June 2016, the Macarthur Region had a median house rental of $440, similar to the median house rental for New South Wales.

Housing valuation and rental data are a measure of the economic desirability of living in the local area. High and increasing rents are an indication of a strong economy and a desirable area, with access to jobs and services. Units are more commonly rented than houses, and renters tend to be younger than home owners on average. People may rent to be close to employment, entertainment and services, or they may rent while saving to buy a home.

Housing prices often factor in a home ownership premium, but rental costs are a more direct measure of the time-value of living in the area. Increases in rents often have a more direct relationship to employment and demand for housing.

Hometrack 2011-2016, Automated Valuation System

Rental listings
Macarthur Region20162013Change
Housing value (at June)Macarthur RegionNew South WalesMacarthur Region relative to New South WalesMacarthur RegionNew South WalesMacarthur Region relative to New South Wales2013 to 2016
House--------------
First Quartile$390$350+11.4%$360$330+9.1%+$30
Median$440$440+0.0%$400$415-3.6%+$40
Third Quartile$500$600-16.7%$470$570-17.5%+$30
Median Rental Yield4.0%4.0%--5.6%5.1%----
Unit--------------
First Quartile$330$350-5.7%$310$320-3.1%+$20
Median$375$450-16.7%$340$420-19.0%+$35
Third Quartile$410$590-30.5%$370$550-32.7%+$40
Median Rental Yield4.6%4.2%--6.5%5.3%----

Source: Hometrack 2011-2016, Automated Valuation System.

Rental listings, 2016
Rental listings, 2016 Third Quartile, New South Wales: $590 Median, New South Wales: $450 First Quartile, New South Wales: $350 Third Quartile, New South Wales: $600 Median, New South Wales: $440 First Quartile, New South Wales: $350 Third Quartile, Macarthur Region: $410 Median, Macarthur Region: $375 First Quartile, Macarthur Region: $330 Third Quartile, Macarthur Region: $500 Median, Macarthur Region: $440 First Quartile, Macarthur Region: $390
Source: Hometrack 2011-2016, Automated Valuation System
Change in rental listings, 2013 to 2016
Change in rental listings, 2013 to 2016 Third Quartile, New South Wales: $40 Median, New South Wales: $30 First Quartile, New South Wales: $30 Third Quartile, New South Wales: $30 Median, New South Wales: $25 First Quartile, New South Wales: $20 Third Quartile, Macarthur Region: $40 Median, Macarthur Region: $35 First Quartile, Macarthur Region: $20 Third Quartile, Macarthur Region: $30 Median, Macarthur Region: $40 First Quartile, Macarthur Region: $30
Source: Hometrack 2011-2016, Automated Valuation System

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