Housing affordability

Apr 19, 2017

Q. The leader of the National Party, Barnaby Joyce, has suggested that people who cannot afford housing in Sydney and Melbourne should consider moving and buying a home in a country town or rural area. Do you think this would be a good idea or a bad idea?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other
Total good idea 36%   33% 48% 29% 36%
Total bad idea 24%   31% 14% 37% 26%
A very good idea 12%   9% 18% 10% 13%
A good idea 24%   24% 30% 19% 23%
Neither a good nor bad idea 31%   29% 31% 30% 34%
A bad idea 12%   13% 10% 23% 11%
A very bad idea 12%   18% 4% 14% 15%
Don’t know 9%   7% 6% 6% 3%

 

36% think it would be a good idea for people who cannot afford a house in Sydney or Melbourne to move to the country. 24% think it is a bad idea and 31% think it is neither.

Those most likely to think it is a good idea were Liberal/National voters (48%) and aged 65+ (46%).

Those most likely to think it is a bad idea were Greens voters (37%).

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