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Interconnected Trends: Residential Lot Sizes, Population Growth, Rent, Housing, and CPI Dynamics

The Overview

Population Growth Compared to Rent, Housing and CPI
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Population growth alone cannot be pointed to as the major contributing factor towards housing and cost of living increases.

While population growth increased by 1% between 2020 to 2023, rent (+29%), property prices (+23%) and CPI (+18%) all grew significantly faster then the preceding three-year period.

Median standard lot size (m2)- Residential Lot Registration
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The average size of the Queensland lot has decreased from 796m2 to 450 m2 or a 43% decrease from 1990 to 2023. The average lot size in Brisbane went from 726m2 to 318 m2 or a 44% decrease over the same time period. Whilst Queenslanders are paying significantly more for homes and land, they are also paying significantly less space with increasing density then in the past.

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