Newcastle, Hunter rental stress well above national average as low-income households suffer the most

Michael Parris
May 29 2023 - 5:00am
Hunter rental stress well above national average
Hunter rental stress well above national average

New research shows Hunter renters are paying a much greater share of their income on leases than they were three years ago and a much bigger proportion than the national average.

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Michael Parris

Michael Parris

Journalist

Michael Parris reports on politics for the Newcastle Herald. He started at the Herald in 1994 after working in the ABC Newcastle newsroom. Michael spent much of his career as a sub-editor before moving into political reporting in 2017. He was a finalist in the Sports Australia national media awards for his stories about a male-only tennis club in Newcastle. He has covered NSW and federal elections, state and federal budgets and local politics. He has also written extensively about the COVID-19 pandemic with a special focus on data analysis and the effects of lockdowns on the Hunter community.