This Inquiry final research report investigates agglomeration economies and their ability to alter the economic productivity of cities, together with what are the key drivers of population growth and mobility in Australia.
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This research examines the relationships between urban productivity and affordable rental housing, focusing particularly on the location and availability of affordable rental housing relative to employment and labour markets in capital cities and satellite cities. Lower income (Q2) workers who play critical roles in urban economies are more likely to experience housing stress (exceeding 30% of their income on housing costs) in these markets.
This research investigates the role of affordable rental housing in supporting innovation-led employment growth in Australia’s metropolitan and satellite cities. It explores what possibilities for affordable housing are provided by innovation districts (and hence by smart city strategies), especially for regional and outer metropolitan areas.
This research Inquiry presented evidence on how housing policies might promote labour force participation and economic growth through four channels—housing supply responsiveness, labour mobility, employment decisions and consumption.
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