Presentation: Housing Affordability in WA: A tale of two tenures presentation

AuthorsAlan Duncan, Amity James
PublishedJune 2021
PublisherBankwest Curtin Economics Centre

View the presentation slides given by John Curtin Distinguished Professor Alan Duncan Director, Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre, and Dr Amity James, Deputy Director, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute – Curtin Research Centre, at the launch of the Housing Affordability in WA: A tale of two tenures report launch on Thursday 24 June, 2021.


This report by the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre focuses on housing affordability and features findings from the fourth BCEC Housing Affordability Survey of 4,000 households across Western Australia, New South Wales and Queensland.

This fifteenth report in BCEC’s Focus on WA series builds on the Centre’s earlier reports into Housing Affordability and finds that housing affordability has improved in Western Australia but this improvement has been uneven, with a significant divide between those who own their home and those who are renting. It finds that owner-occupiers are more comfortable now than they have been in some time, whereas many in the private rental market, particularly single parents, are struggling to make ends meet.

Read the full publication: Housing Affordability in WA: A tale of two tenures