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Australia gains one person every minute

paul bennion tnHistorically, population growth has been a key driver in the property market and one which investors follow closely to determine where is the most opportune place and time to invest in property.

Blogger: Paul Bennion, Managing Director, DEPPRO tax depreciation specialists

The latest ABS figures for 2013 show that population growth in Australia remains strong with nearly 400,000 persons being added to our overall population last year.

Overall, Australia’s population is now over 23 million persons with demographic figures revealing: one birth every 1 minute and 42 seconds

•   one death every 3 minutes and 34 seconds

•    a net gain of one international migration every 2 minutes and 14 seconds, leading to

•    an overall total population increase of one person every 1 minute and 20 seconds

Western Australia continues to enjoy the fastest population growth rate in Australia at 2.9 per cent, followed by Victoria (1.9 per cent) and then Queensland (1.7 per cent).

These top three population growth states accounted for more than 60 per cent of Australia’s total population gain last year.

 

Population at end Dec qtr 2013

Change over previous year

Change over previous year

PRELIMINARY DATA

'000

'000

%


 

New South Wales

7 465.5

110.3

1.5

Victoria

5 791.0

107.9

1.9

Queensland

4 690.9

79.7

1.7

South Australia

1 677.3

15.2

0.9

Western Australia

2 550.9

71.3

2.9

Tasmania

514.0

1.5

0.3

Northern Territory

242.6

4.0

1.7

Australian Capital Territory

384.1

6.1

1.6

Australia

23 319.4

396.2

1.7

Source: ABS

These population trends are mirrored by the tax depreciation reports DEPPRO undertook for property investors last year with Western Australia, Victoria and Queensland showing large increases in investor activity.

In particular, we have found strong demand from investors who had recently migrated to Australia.

This is no surprise when you consider that the latest population figures show that overseas migration accounted for 60 per cent of Australia’s total migration growth last year.

Despite the large number of new migrants buying investment properties, there are still many who do not fully understand the generous tax benefits that they can obtain in Australia.

After arriving in Australia, many new migrants decide to buy investment properties as a way to create wealth without realising that there are generous tax benefits which they can claim relating to property investment in Australia.

For example, the tax laws relating to buying an investment property in the United Kingdom and Australia are very different in areas such as financial benefits relating to negative gearing and depreciation benefits.

In relation to tax deprecation benefits, overseas migrants for example, may not appreciate that the tax benefits obtained through depreciation can be equivalent to 60 per cent of the total purchase price of the property.


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Paul Bennion is the managing director of DEPPRO tax depreciation specialists.

DEPPRO Pty Ltd is Australia’s leading property depreciation company, specialising solely in the preparation of tax depreciation reports for residential, commercial, industrial and leisure investment properties.

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With the softening market impacting property values in many parts of Australia, Sally Wood, Opteon state director for NSW, ACT and Qld joins us to discuss the importance of valuations in the current property market

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Joining host Phil Tarrant, Sally will draw on her 25 years of experience in valuation and discuss the processes involved in arriving at a value for a particular property. She will also share how that process differs between commercial and residential properties and the difficulties which regional property valuations can present.

Sally will unpack the importance and cost of regular valuations on your properties, discuss whether presentation and owner input can sway a valuation and share what you should look for when seeking a reputable property valuer.

If you like this episode, show your support by rating us or leaving a review on iTunes (The Smart Property Investment Show) and by following Smart Property Investment on social media: FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn.

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A joint property portfolio before they were even living together

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