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At June 2016, the City of Launceston had a median house rental of $290, $60 lower than the median house rental for Greater Hobart.

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
City of Launceston20162013Change
Housing value (at June)City of LauncestonGreater HobartCity of Launceston relative to Greater HobartCity of LauncestonGreater HobartCity of Launceston relative to Greater Hobart2013 to 2016
House--------------
First Quartile$255$295-13.6%$240$270-11.1%+$15
Median$290$350-17.1%$270$320-15.6%+$20
Third Quartile$335$420-20.2%$320$380-15.8%+$15
Median Rental Yield6.0%5.5%--6.0%5.6%----
Unit--------------
First Quartile$185$240-22.9%$180$220-18.2%+$5
Median$225$285-21.1%$220$260-15.4%+$5
Third Quartile$270$340-20.6%$270$300-10.0%0
Median Rental Yield6.0%5.6%--5.9%5.8%----

Source: Hometrack 2011-2016, Automated Valuation System.

Rental listings, 2016
Rental listings, 2016 Third Quartile, Greater Hobart: $340 Median, Greater Hobart: $285 First Quartile, Greater Hobart: $240 Third Quartile, Greater Hobart: $420 Median, Greater Hobart: $350 First Quartile, Greater Hobart: $295 Third Quartile, City of Launceston: $270 Median, City of Launceston: $225 First Quartile, City of Launceston: $185 Third Quartile, City of Launceston: $335 Median, City of Launceston: $290 First Quartile, City of Launceston: $255
Source: Hometrack 2011-2016, Automated Valuation System
Change in rental listings, 2013 to 2016
Change in rental listings, 2013 to 2016 Third Quartile, Greater Hobart: $40 Median, Greater Hobart: $25 First Quartile, Greater Hobart: $20 Third Quartile, Greater Hobart: $40 Median, Greater Hobart: $30 First Quartile, Greater Hobart: $25 Third Quartile, City of Launceston: $0 Median, City of Launceston: $5 First Quartile, City of Launceston: $5 Third Quartile, City of Launceston: $15 Median, City of Launceston: $20 First Quartile, City of Launceston: $15
Source: Hometrack 2011-2016, Automated Valuation System

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