Spatial and Temporal Patterns in Housing Supply: A Descriptive Analysis

Ong, R, Phelps, C, Rowley, S and Wood, G 2018, 'Spatial and Temporal Patterns in Housing Supply: A Descriptive Analysis', Urban Policy and Research, vol. 36, no. 3, pp. 287-303.


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Title Spatial and Temporal Patterns in Housing Supply: A Descriptive Analysis
Author(s) Ong, R
Phelps, C
Rowley, S
Wood, G
Year 2018
Journal name Urban Policy and Research
Volume number 36
Issue number 3
Start page 287
End page 303
Total pages 17
Publisher Routledge
Abstract This paper provides an analysis of spatial and temporal patterns in housing supply in Australia over the period 200506 to 201516. It shows that by international standards, per capita housing supply is very strong in Australia. However, housing supply is concentrated in areas with relatively high prices. Over time, some changes in the geography of housing supply are emerging, including a closer match between the supply of units and job-rich locations. This paper concludes by discussing how understanding patterns of new supply can help policymakers determine interventions that increase housing supplys impact to alleviate inflationary pressures, hence improving housing affordability.
Subject Housing Markets, Development, Management
Keyword(s) housing affordability
housing stock
Housing supply
local government areas
population growth
DOI - identifier 10.1080/08111146.2017.1374945
Copyright notice © 2017 Editorial Board, Urban Policy and Research
ISSN 0811-1146
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