Month: April 2019

The changing demographics of Kennedy

We typically associate Cairns with the Federal electorate of Leichhardt. That is increasingly less so. The division of Kennedy has been intruding into the southern suburbs of Cairns for the last two redistributions because the population of Kennedy continues to decline relative to Leichhardt. Leichhardt is unique in only having a single boundary so there…

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BITRE data update

BITRE airport data has been updated to January 2019: You can go back and look at how much this has changed since my post last year Cruising just above stall speed. Cairns is lagging in negative territory even before the shocking numbers for February and March, but poor Darwin. Proserpine is falling fast following the…

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March quarter rental data

March quarter rental trends for Northern Queensland regional cities updated for the most recent bond data from the Residential Tenancies Authority: A sharp jump in Townsville is almost certainly flood related which would have removed housing stock. The data is a median for the quarter with the flood at the beginning of February so may…

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Airport continues descent

The monthly numbers for March at Cairns Airport were as bad as expected. As flagged last month the March numbers are negatively impacted by lunar shifts in Easter and the new year. Again the best timely commentary on general market conditions comes from Sydney Airport which also did a data dump on Good Thursday for…

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Townsville WTF are you doing?

I don’t know do you? Who could ever guess that the biggest statistical outcome from a disaster event in Townsville would be an explosion in pokie revenue, up 21% for the month on the previous March? Note: The graph above is annual growth. March comparison numbers would be boosted by the early Easter in 2018…

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