Personally I have to say I’m looking forward to the census this year. You’d be surprised at just how much useful information it can provide us with, to help us make informed decisions – especially about real estate.
From an agent’s point of view, being able to provide demographical information to sellers and buyers is invaluable. From a buyer or seller’s point of view, a recent census means that it’s there is up to date, relevant information available, which may ultimately guide you towards finding a home in a more suitable area.
For one thing, being able to see whether a particular suburb is made up of predominantly owner-occupiers or renters, may help you decide whether the area is a good place to invest or not. Other great stats include residential population growth, cultural diversity and age demographics. There’s so much you can find out with census data, and I encourage you to take it seriously when you’re filling out your census papers on the 9th of August this year.
If you want to know more about census 2011, click here.