June 28, 2022

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Almost 60,000 Australians live in caravans

Almost 60,000 Australians live in caravans (Guardian)

The majority of Australians still live in houses, but alternative living arrangements are on the rise: 58,155 filled out the census from a caravan, while 29,369 people were in a cabin or a houseboat and more than half a million were in a high rise apartment.

Of nearly 11 million private dwellings counted in the census, separate houses accounted for 70%, apartments 16%, and townhouses made up 13%.

Two-thirds of households own their home outright or with a mortgage, similar to the rate in 1996. But the proportion of households that own outright has dropped to 31%.

June 15, 2022

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The Australian dream of home ownership is dead, 25 years after movie The Castle was released

In 2010, the film was voted as the best expression of Australian identity. Today, it just feels like a farewell note to the Australian dream of home ownership.

Source: The Australian dream of home ownership is dead, 25 years after movie The Castle was released