Talk:Home ownership in Australia

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Out of date sources[edit]

This statement is likely to be out of date: "55% of low-income households and 80% of high-income households are home-owners.[5]" -- the citation is 33 years old. What are the current stats? —Preceding unsigned comment added by You, Me and Everyone Else (talkcontribs) 16:11, 15 September 2010 (UTC)

Proposed Merger[edit]

I propose merging this article and Australian property bubble both into the article Australian property market.

While the [[Australian property market] is the smallest of the three, I think that it is the major topic, with the other two being subsets of that topic. I believe that Australian property bubble suffers from recentism and has become overblown. In addition, the article title there is not really appropriate. There is no clear evidence that there is a property bubble in Australia because there has not been a substantial drop in prices. That may yet happen, but wikipedia should not be a crystal ball. In addition, assuming that the present increase in house prices does constitute a bubble, there is at least one other property bubble in Australian history (1880's, especially in Melbourne, see A History of Housing Prices in Australia 1880-2010 for example] and potentially the price changes in the early 1920s nationally and the late 1950s through to the 1960s, especially in Sydney.

I think that by merging the three articles and then building up a balanced section on the current rise in prices, we will have a better article overall.

The article Home ownership in Australia is basically a stub at present but takes a more social viewpoint. Once again, I think that it will benefit by being part of a broader article initially and perhaps expanding in to a separate article in the future.

I'll formally request a merger in a few days but initially wanted to give any page watchers (are there any???) a chance to comment. --Thepm (talk) 11:27, 2 May 2011 (UTC)

Graph of floor area[edit]

That graph of floor area is grossly misleading. In the US floor spaces such as Garages and basements are not counted as "floor space". In Australia, they are, grossly inflating the floor space data.

The graph should be removed as it is inaccurate and misleading. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 203.217.21.124 (talk) 06:58, 26 April 2012 (UTC)