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Who lives in an apartment in NSW - NSW Strata Data

Who lives in an apartment in NSW?

NSW Strata Data & Statistics – May 2018

The first comprehensive national report of the strata and community title sector reveals there are about 2.6 million strata title lots in Australia with an insured value of $995 billion.

The document, the Australian National Strata Data Report, highlights the economic value of the sector to the national economy and will be an invaluable tool for policy makers deciding the framework in which the strata industry operates, the report’s creators say.

Strata properties play a central role in the delivery of housing and in urban governance. They are crucial to the future of our cities. Yet there have been no reliable national figures collated or published in Australia on the number of strata schemes (plans) and lots (units), the number of people employed in the strata management industry, or the estimated value of property owned under strata title.

This project, supported by Strata Community Association who are the peak body for the strata industry in Australia, provides the first comprehensive national picture of the strata industry. The national (and state and territory) information sheets provide information on the number of strata properties, their value, the demographic characteristics of their residents, and the professionals employed to serve them. The accompanying report provides detail on the data collection methodology.

Who lives in an apartment in NSW - NSW Strata Data

Who lives in an apartment in NSW?

QUICK FACTS – NSW STRATA DATA

  • In NSW, about 15% of the population live in apartments (1,129,464)
  • Less than half of all apartment residents are born in Australia (40%)
  • Under half of all apartment residents speak English at home (45%)
  • More apartment households rent than are owner-occupied (48%)
  • Almost half of all apartment residents are 20-39 years old (48%)
  • More people live alone in Strata than with others (31%)
  • There are 76,565 residential strata schemes in New South Wales
  • There are 819,490 residential strata lots in New South Wales
  • Strata management accounts for 3,526 employees
  • Strata management companies represent 14% of the market in NSW

Strata Data Reports: Who lives in an Apartment?  AustraliaQLD, VIC, SA, WA, ACT, TAS, NT


Who lives in an apartment in NSW - Number of Strata Schemes & Lots - NSW Strata Data

NSW Strata Data & Statistics

In New South Wales, about 15% of the population live in apartments

PeopleNumber or %
Apartment residents1,129,464
All residents7,564,945
Percentage15%

Less than half of all apartment residents are born in Australia

CountryPercentage
Australia40%
China8%
India5%
Other47%

Under half of all apartment residents speak English at home

Language spokenPercentage
English45%
Mandarin8%
Cantonese5%
Other44%

Almost half of all apartment residents are 20-39 years old

AgePercentage
Under 2016%
20 - 3948%
40 - 5921%
Over 6015%

More apartment households rent than are owner-occupied

TenurePercentage
Rented48%
Owned outright13%
Owned with a mortgage16%
Other23%

Many different types of households live in apartments

CountryPercentage
Lone person31%
Couples - no children25%
Couples - with children17%
Group household8%
Single parent7%
Other12%
Who lives in an apartment in NSW - Economic Benefits of Strata - NSW Strata Data

Source: Published in May 2018 by City Futures Research Centre. Design by Tanja Edwards at Luova.

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Based in the Faculty of the Built Environment at UNSW since 2005, the City Futures Research Centre has developed into a national leader in scholarly applied urban research. Our work spans the interrelated areas of urban planning, housing, health and well-being, design, urban development and social policy.

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