Queensland’s Lifestyle, Weather and Affordable Housing Drives Interstate Migration

Client: Property Council of Australia (PCA)




Interstate migration in the December 2020 quarter increased by 37% compared to the previous quarter and Queensland gained the largest influx from interstate migration. Migration into Queensland is expected to continue into the foreseeable future.


The Property Council of Australia (PCA) commissioned AEC Group Ltd (AEC) to investigate resident sentiments regarding interstate migration, as well as the availability and affordability of housing in Queensland.


AEC engaged with metropolitan NSW (Sydneysider) and VIC (Melbournian) residents to ascertain their intentions (and drivers) of possibly migrating to Queensland, preferred locations and housing typologies. AEC also engaged with residents of Southeast Queensland to assess their perceptions regarding availability and affordability of housing in the region and to ascertain the level of comfort/ concerns with the same. The methodology adopted for the study was online sampling to ensure the broader community and varied age groups were engaged.


Results from the study have now been published by PCA and are publicly accessible. The results from this study will assist PCA in their decision-making regarding the availability and release of sufficient land to ensure an affordable and functioning residential property market in Queensland.