The rental price indexes measure the changes in prices that households pay for housing rentals.

Key facts

Monthly change

In November 2019 compared with October 2019:

  • The index for the stock measure of rental property prices rose 0.2 per cent.
  • The index for the flow measure of rental property prices rose 2.5 per cent.

Annual change

In November 2019 compared with November 2018:

  • The index for the stock measure of rental property prices increased by 3.2 per cent.
  • The index for the flow measure of rental property prices increased by 4.5 per cent.

About the flow measure of rents

The flow measure of rents captures rental price changes only for dwellings that have a new bond lodged against them in the reference period. It tends to be more volatile than the stock measure, which shows rental price changes across the whole rental population, including renters currently in tenancies.

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