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What's causing the northern migration to Queensland?

What's causing the northern migration to Queensland?

In recent weeks their has been an incredible surge of optimism and positivity in the media on the strengthening Queensland market, namely the South Eastern corner of the state.

Interestingly, we haven't seen a notable peak in migration since 2002 after the post Sydney Olympic Games property boom, so what's behind this latest northern shift?

Why Sydneysiders are flocking to Qld by Jonathan Chancellor

THE Brisbane property market chugs along, largely under the radar in the national headlines, although NSW purchasers are increasingly attracted by its cheaper prices.

CoreLogic has taken a look at the relationship between housing market growth in the two cities to determine whether the emerging slowdown in Sydney could translate into an acceleration in home buying in Brisbane.

The gap between median home values sits at a price differential of 85 per cent — Sydney’s $909,000 median versus $490,000.

The three decade average premium of Sydney dwellings over Brisbane prices has been 55 per cent indicating that the current gap remains attractively above the long-term average.

Over the past 20 years the average gap has been 56 per cent and at 41 per cent during the past decade.

Such a price gap has made Queensland a popular migration destination for people choosing to leave New South Wales.

This has been the case especially following past Sydney surges.

The average quarterly number of persons migrating from New South Wales to Queensland sits at around 12,000 persons per quarter.

The peak migration to Queensland at around 18,000 per quarter took place in 1989, and again 2002.

The wide gap in the cost of housing between the two cities was evident in both 1989 and 2002, CoreLogic researcher Cameron Kusher noted.

Property industry confidence in Queensland real estate is on the up by Kieran Clair

THE latest National Australia Bank (NAB) survey of 300 property industry respondents reveals rising confidence in the Queensland property price outlook.

The NAB Quarterly Australian Residential Property Survey for the September Quarter showed expectations were on the up across most jurisdictions, according to NAB Chief Economist Alan Oster.

“The NAB Residential Property Survey shows an improvement in market sentiment across most states last quarter, but we continue to see market conditions that vary across different locations,” Mr Oster said.

The report said sentiment improved in all states except NSW, while Queensland saw a four point rise to 16.

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