Australasia overview: real estate in numbers

Investors take advantage of relatively high yields on offer in Australia and transport infrastructure investment surges as urban populations grow. Janie Manzoori-Stamford finds out more

Continent overview






37.7 yrs

Urban population Rural population Projected GDP growth rate of Fastest-growing economy: New Zealand Total wealth of ultra high net worth individuals Population growth rate per hour in Fastest-growing city: Melbourne Median age of population


Investment data

Total H1 2015 Total H1 2016 % change YOY
Capital market flow total $23bn $11.5bn -49.8
Domestic investment $15.8bn $7bn -55.6
Cross-border investment $7.1bn $4.8bn -36.9

Source: Real Capital Analytics

Did you know?

In New Zealand, 85% of all commercial property deals were in the $1.5m or less price band.

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High yields

Investors are taking advantage of the relatively high yields on offer in Australia, mostly owing to locally high costs of capital as official interest rates in the last quarter were still 1.5% – roughly 100bps higher than elsewhere.

Population surge

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