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Inner West Council area

Rental listings

At June 2018, the Inner West Council area had a median house rental of $765, $300 higher than 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 2014-2018, Automated Valuation System

Rental listings
Inner West Council area20182016Change
Housing value (at June)Inner West Council areaNew South WalesInner West Council area relative to New South WalesInner West Council areaNew South WalesInner West Council area relative to New South Wales2016 to 2018
House--------------
First Quartile$640$370+73.0%$624$350+78.3%+$16
Median$765$465+64.5%$733$440+66.6%+$32
Third Quartile$920$620+48.4%$875$600+45.8%+$45
Median Rental Yield2.8%3.5%--3.0%3.9%----
Unit--------------
First Quartile$425$390+9.0%$400$360+11.1%+$25
Median$500$490+2.0%$480$460+4.3%+$20
Third Quartile$600$620-3.2%$580$595-2.5%+$20
Median Rental Yield3.7%4.0%--3.8%4.1%----

Source: Hometrack 2016-2018, Automated Valuation System.

Rental listings, 2018
Rental listings, 2018 Third Quartile, New South Wales: $620 Median, New South Wales: $490 First Quartile, New South Wales: $390 Third Quartile, New South Wales: $620 Median, New South Wales: $465 First Quartile, New South Wales: $370 Third Quartile, Inner West Council area: $600 Median, Inner West Council area: $500 First Quartile, Inner West Council area: $425 Third Quartile, Inner West Council area: $920 Median, Inner West Council area: $765 First Quartile, Inner West Council area: $640
Source: Hometrack 2016-2018, Automated Valuation System
Change in rental listings, 2016 to 2018
Change in rental listings, 2016 to 2018 Third Quartile, New South Wales: $25 Median, New South Wales: $30 First Quartile, New South Wales: $30 Third Quartile, New South Wales: $20 Median, New South Wales: $25 First Quartile, New South Wales: $20 Third Quartile, Inner West Council area: $20 Median, Inner West Council area: $20 First Quartile, Inner West Council area: $25 Third Quartile, Inner West Council area: $45 Median, Inner West Council area: $32 First Quartile, Inner West Council area: $16
Source: Hometrack 2016-2018, Automated Valuation System

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