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Housing Stats, Systems & Policies w/ Rod Oram: August 14, 2020

Housing Stats, Systems & Policies w/ Rod Oram: August 14, 2020

Housing Stats, Systems & Policies w/ Rod Oram: August 14, 2020 Housing Stats, Systems & Policies w/ Rod Oram: August 14, 2020, 9.96 MB
Friday, August 14, 2020

In January of 2002, the cost of a house was four times greater than the median income. By the same month in 2020, the cost of a house sat at 9.8 times greater the median income. For The Wire’s week of analysis of housing policy this election, Mary-Margaret spoke to journalist and commentator Rod Oram. She asked about capital gains, and if our housing system benefits landlords over citizens. Firstly, she asks Rod about what led to this statistic, and where it puts Aotearoa in the OECD.

In the interview, they refer to page nine of this compilation of statistics.

Towards the end, they discuss New Zealand’s place in an interactive graph in The Economist.

Rod also recommends this Economist article, and this index published by the Ministry of Housing & Urban Development.