There is a fierce debate about housing prices in Australia, with the arguments ranging from property prices being wildly overvalued through to supply merely catching up with demand.

The Reserve Bank has been conservative in their commentary, and their biannual Financial Stability Review outlined a more nuanced picture of the housing market.

The key table is below, and it shows that most housing investor debt is owed by high-income households with the ability to service their payments when property price growth moderates.

Property investor debt by income quintile The Australian Financial Review/Edmund Tadros

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The Australian Financial Review’s Politics Explorer allows readers to see the party and margin of each federal House of Representatives seat and work out how the polls might impact this distribution. There are two key parts to the interactive database:

1) The Swing Calculator simulates the change in seats based on different poll outcomes. This is updated as new polling results are added to our interactive polling database.

2) The Electorate Explorer provides an overview of individual seats and the key candidates.

The Swing Calculator simulates the change in seats based on different election outcomes. Source: The Australian Financial Review/Edmund Tadros

 

 

 

I regularly cover the political polls with a view to providing readers with an objective overview of what the different pollsters have found.

We have a database of all the national polls going back several years that I use to provide context to the stories.

This allows me to focus on the long-term trends and provide context to any individual poll finding.

The stories are complemented by our interactive 
Poll of Polls visualisations.

9 Sept, 2014: Coalition behind in polls after a year

The federal government has suffered a sustained and significant loss in its primary and two-party preferred polling after one year in power, with the signals on any possible recovery mixed.

Voters are also unimpressed with the leaders of both main parties, with the dissatisfaction ratings of Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten rising since last year.

Read more about the latest polls at The Australian Financial Review.

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The Australian Financial Review’s Polling Explorer was designed to help make sense of the data deluge that accompanies every federal budget. The interactive features five modules tackling a different major element of the budget. It was produced with the fine data visualisation experts from Small Multiples.

Poll of polls two-party preferred polling The Australian Financial Review Edmund Tadros


Poll of Polls
This interactive graphic combines nine sources of election information into one visualisation. The design only uses the Labor two-party preferred polling data and presents this vertically. A simple weighted average of the polls is used to produce a weekly average. On the right-hand side the average poll result is converted into a probability and below this is an averaged betting market probability. The idea is that readers can get a quick update on the state of the polls and how they compare with the betting market assessment. They can then dive into the information by selected one or more poll to track and seeing how it changes over time.
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