Are vacant dwellings in Australia just a coastal phenomenon?

Simone - Myth Buster

Simone has a rich background in human geography, demography and urban planning – a background that was useful in her previous roles in the Commonwealth and State Governments, and now as part of the forecast team at .id. From the Queensland coast to the southern suburbs of Perth, Simone produces population and dwelling forecasts that help local governments make informed decisions about future service and planning needs. She is a regular contributor to .id’s blog and has spoken at several conferences on how our cities and regions are changing. She is a big advocate of evidence-based planning and how Census and other data can inform this. Outside of work Simone is a keen traveller and photographer – interests that tie in well with her professional life and help her to understand “place”.

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4 Responses

  1. Andrew perkins says:

    Great read … would love another column that tells me the total number of dwellings: eg queenscliff if less than 5000 dwellings from memory. Thanks again

    • Ask and ye shall receive Andrew – I have just added a column with the number of unoccupied dwellings. Obviously it does vary quite considerably depending on the size of the LGA.

  2. Paul says:

    On Census Night not one person was home at one of our coastal towns!

    • Simone Alexander says:

      Hi Paul – your comment intrigued me enough to go and see which one it was. Yes the ABS has released data based on locality boundaries (State Suburbs), so Walkerville South – small that it is – does come up as zero people there.

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