In the most recent years, there is a lot of growing concern with regard to the role of private and public household market in the Australian housing system. according to various research, there is an indication that the landlords in Australia decide to withdraw from the lower end of the private rental markets and that the effectiveness or the investment returns of the negative gearing are continuously becoming lower and lower in the markets (auburn, 2017).
In this presentation we analyses the demographics of Auburn through a detailed outlook of the growing trend in housing among the high end and low income groups who rend privately at the local level of Auburn. In particular we also explore the extent to which the lower income markets are more and more being concentrated or becoming dispersed in the cities.
This work thus contributes to the debate on the effect of the household markets in the constraining access to consumer labor market opportunities people living in auburn.
Here the labor market is also looked at with regard to private renters, their workplace locations in the end being able to address the issue of affordable housing for the provision of key sectors among low income workforce with appropriate housing for citizens living in Auburn.
Polulation and Median Age
According to the 2011 census, the population of auburn stood at 33,122 which comprised of 47.9% of women and 52.1% of male. The median age of the people living in Auburn is 29 years. However most of them did not come from the suburb as only 31.8% of them were born in Australia (auburn, 2017).
The other population come from countries like china 13.3%, India 5.0%, Turkey 6.2%, Pakistan at 2.8%, Nepal 2.5%, Bangladesh 0.9%, Philippines 1.4% and new Zealand at 0.8%.
Age, Family and Religion
When it comes to language about 157% of the citizen speak Arabic. The other popular languages include 13.5% English, Mandarin 10.3%, Turkish 11.5%, 7.8% for language spoken at home which is not stated. Other languages include 3.5% other, Urdu 4.15 and Persian 3.2%(auburn, 2017) .
When it comes to religion the Islam is the largest at 42.0%, 12.6 Catholics, 12.3%, No religion 8.8%, no religious affiliation, 5.2% Hindus, 7.2 Buddhism, 2.8 Anglican, 1.6% eastern orthodox, 1.3% Christian and 1.5% uniting church (auburn, 2017)
When it comes to the marital status of people living in suburbs of auburn 4.3% of them are married, 33.1% never married, 5.8% are divorced and 2.8% are separated. In total there are 1025 widowed people in Auburn (auburn, 2017) .
Also 52. 7% of the people living in the suburbs of auburn are over the age 15 most of whom are identify as consisting the labor force are also fully employed. However 29.1% are those that work on a part time basis.
The total unemployment rate of auburn thus is 10.7%. most of the people in the suburb of auburn comprise of 16.0% of laborers, 16.3% are technicians and trade workers, 12.6% are clerical and administrative workers, 15.1 % are professionals, 10.7% comprise of machinery operators and drivers, 9.2% personal and community workers, 9.7% are sales workers while managers comprise of 6.3%(auburn, 2017)
Household Income and Inequality
When it comes to weekly income, the total personal income is estimated at $352 while the states median total income is at $561. The sunburn total family income is also estimated at $ 957 whole the total state median family income is estimated to be at $1,477 and that of total household state income is estimated at $1,237.
When it comes to the house hold income statistics indicate that the median individual income is $352 per week while the median household income is $968 per week. In the same line the median rent in auburn is $320 per week while the media mortgage repayment plan is about $1800 per week.
This indicates that there is a lot of inequality in terms of the economic status of the people living in the suburb and the cost for maintaining each house hold.
In the same line it is important to note that the main industries for the people from the Auburn work are in 11.5 foods and accommodation services, while 11.7 are in the manufacturing services.
In the same line 7.9% work in the construction areas, while 9.8% work in the health care and social assistance industries, there are 7.0% in the postal, transport and warehousing while 5.6% work in the non-stated industries, other include 5.5% who work in the wholesale trade, while 5.2% work in the scientific, professional and technical services (auburn, 2017)
Looking at the demographics of Auburn, it can be conclude that there is a very high disparity when it comes to wealth, job and resource distribution. The suburb however is among the most cosmopolitan in south wales which makes it one of the most independent suburbs in the city. It is important that the local council puts more investments on job creating and home infrastructure since only a few can afford their own homes.
This should be able to contribute to the major city’s gentrification of removing large numbers of lower stock of rentals, thus pushing the investment market the households into the outer and the middle suburbs. In this manner, there can act on the concerns affecting the lower income households that are always reliant on the private rentals also being concentrated to the longer periods in the market for Auburn and other major cities. In addition, this will also act to put more pressure to the labor markets opportunities for the said households.
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