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At June 2018, Lithgow City Council had a median house rental of $300, $165 lower 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
Lithgow City Council 20182014Change
Housing value (at June)Lithgow City Council New South WalesLithgow City Council relative to New South WalesLithgow City Council New South WalesLithgow City Council relative to New South Wales2014 to 2018
House--------------
First Quartile$275$370-25.7%$240$330-27.3%+$35
Median$300$465-35.5%$270$410-34.1%+$30
Third Quartile$360$620-41.9%$320$560-42.9%+$40
Median Rental Yield5.0%3.5%--5.7%4.4%----
Unit--------------
First Quartile$213$390-45.4%$185$330-43.9%+$28
Median$240$490-51.0%$220$425-48.2%+$20
Third Quartile$300$620-51.6%$270$550-50.9%+$30
Median Rental Yield4.2%4.0%--5.6%4.6%----

Source: Hometrack 2014-2018, 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, Lithgow City Council : $300 Median, Lithgow City Council : $240 First Quartile, Lithgow City Council : $213 Third Quartile, Lithgow City Council : $360 Median, Lithgow City Council : $300 First Quartile, Lithgow City Council : $275
Source: Hometrack 2014-2018, Automated Valuation System
Change in rental listings, 2014 to 2018
Change in rental listings, 2014 to 2018 Third Quartile, New South Wales: $70 Median, New South Wales: $65 First Quartile, New South Wales: $60 Third Quartile, New South Wales: $60 Median, New South Wales: $55 First Quartile, New South Wales: $40 Third Quartile, Lithgow City Council : $30 Median, Lithgow City Council : $20 First Quartile, Lithgow City Council : $28 Third Quartile, Lithgow City Council : $40 Median, Lithgow City Council : $30 First Quartile, Lithgow City Council : $35
Source: Hometrack 2014-2018, Automated Valuation System

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