Hi folks, Michael Yardney published these stats recently: Fifty percent of those who buy an investment property sell up in the first 5 years and A.T.O Statistics show that of those who stay in the game: 73% of property investors (1,284,852) only own one investment property 18% of investors (318,295) own two investment properties 5% of investors (96,991) owned three investment properties 2% of investors (34,967) own for investment properties 1% of investors (14,555) own five investment properties, and Only 15,264 Australians own 6 or more properties It got me to thinking... how many rental properties exist in Australia, right now? It doesn't matter whether they are currently rented or not. Also, how would you read the numbers above? Is it safe to make the assumption that of these numbers, the total 'volume' of rental properties owned, and existing today, across all of Australia, is 1,284,852? What I am trying to get a feel for is some kind of analysis that looks like this (numbers made up, as an example): Total number of residential properties in Australia today: 10,000,000 (for example) Total number of these that are owner-occupied, or state-owned (held in probate or whatever), or privately owned and left vacant (I.e., not used for rental purposes): 8,715,148 (for example) Total number of residential properties owned by investors or classed as investment (whether they are currently letted, or vacant, doesn't matter): 1,284,852 (for example) From these results I'm hoping to get a gauge of just how much of the total residential property "pool" is owned by investors as a %, and then look at some numbers from there. For instance, taking Yardney's numbers above, it looks like 14,555 humans own 72,775 of all of Australia's rental properties. If 10,000,000 dwellings exist, that means 5X owners, own 0.0072% of Australian dwelling stock etc. I guess properties owned in Trust etc. wouldn't be counted in these numbers, so there'll never be a data purity to any of this. If anyone has any interesting numbers/stats relevant to this, would love you to post them!