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City EXperience

year 9

Alexis Shelswell

on 28 August 2013

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City Experience
design by Dóri Sirály for Prezi
Throughout this assignment, we as a group, investigated all different types of housing. We looked into questions such as; which is better, renting or buying houses; the advantages and the disadvantages of the houses in the city and suburbs; types of homes available in the city; whether it is cheaper to live in the suburbs or the city; and what is the future of housing in Melbourne.
In Melbourne we are able to have a variety of residential facilities.
20% of our population is living in institutional settings such as hostels, boarding houses, residential colleges, staff quarters, prisons, nursing homes and government housing.
The other, 80% is living in private, self-contained dwellings such as houses, flats and units.

- A place to stay temporarily where there is cheap food. This type of facility mainly attracts to backpackers and travelers.
Boarding Houses
- Is a house with multiple rooms which are rented out. Each room is already furnished each with its own fridge, bed, a few other pieces of furniture and occasionally a television. The Boarding House more often than not has a community kitchen, laundry and shared toilet and shower facilities.
Residential Colleges
- There are many variations of Residential Colleges, but, the generic meaning is a school or institution that houses most of its students on campus instead of having the students off campus.
- In Melbourne, houses are free-standing, sometimes attached buildings. With no neighbors living either above or below you.
- Consists of at least two floors of homes in a building. Your neighbors would be either living on either side of you, or above or below you.
- Units are a group of buildings that may only share a common wall, or driveway.
Survey Results
By Jasmine, Wendy, Alexis, Laura and Ashley
Has the cost of living in the city and suburban areas decreased or increased in the last 10 years?
>Rent or mortgage cost
>Food and groceries
>Electricity, Gas, Water bill
>Mobile phone, internet access
>Buying, registering, servicing a vehicle
>car insurance
>public transport costs
>Clothing and shoes
>Medical costs and health insurance
>School fees, books, uniforms
>Car loans, credit cards
>Sports and hobbies

Rent: $100-$750
Female haircut: $20-$100
Movie ticket: $13-$15
Medical: $30/consultation
Restaurant/café meal: $8-$25
Grocery bill per week: $263.67
Myki monthly concession ticket: $54.80

Median income
A person average income is $549 per week/per person
A household income is $1001 per week
A family income is $1386 per week

Comparison of the cost of living between Melbourne and Sydney.
-Housing in Melbourne is 18% cheaper than in Sydney
-Clothes in Melbourne is 5% cheaper than in Sydney
-Transportation in Melbourne is 12% cheaper than in Sydney
-Personal care in Melbourne is 2% more expensive than in Sydney
-Entertainment in Melbourne is 3% more expensive than in Sydney
-Cost of food is the same as Sydney


What are the advantages and disadvantages of living in the city and the suburbs?
Living in the City:

-Closer to work, people won’t have to wake up so early to catch the train or drive to the city
-in the city there are heaps of job opportunities
-Closer to school / university
-Easy access to public transport, there’s more transport in the city than there is in the suburbs
-Living in the city with old buildings from a long time ago
-Meeting different people from different cultures, getting to know their culture and learn different things from their culture
-Attractions, if you’re bored there’s heaps of different place to keep you entertained
-There are more shops in the city than the suburban area

-Too noisy, some people like to live in a quiet, peaceful place and as for the city, it’s a noisy environment from morning to night
-Not safe, there are heaps of intoxicated and mentally challenged people going out at night which means that some places are dangerous.
-They’re heaps of cars and there’s a higher possibility of getting into an accident
-High crime rate
-pollution, there are more vehicles in use and it creates more pollution
-Life in the city is really busy and you hardly see your neighbors, if there was an emergency you’ve got no one to help you

Living in the suburb:

-Close community
-It’s quieter than the city, not as noisy
-Air is less polluted
-There’s more space, you get to have a pool, backyard etc.
-Neighbor, befriend your neighbor, if you have any problems you can always ask them for help,

-For people who works in the city it would take them a long time to get to the city
-Sometimes the neighborhood isn’t safe
-There isn't much transport there to help you to get to places.

The median for rent is $416.00 per week for an apartment. The median house hold repayment is $1645.00 per week to own an apartment with 1 to 2 bedrooms. In the last twelve months the highest sale in Melbourne was $4,080,000.
The median for renting is $330.00 per week and the weekly median housing loan repayment is $1400 for a house with an average of two to three bedrooms and two bathrooms. In the last twelve months the highest sale in Viewbank was $932,000.
The percentage of people who own their house: 56%
The percentage of people that are renting or are paying a mortgage: 44%
The median for renting is $385.00 per week and the weekly median housing loan repayment is $2000 for a house with an average of two to three bedrooms and two bathrooms. In the last twelve months the highest sale in Kew was $5,100,000.
The percentage of people who own their house: 44%
The percentage of people that are renting or are paying a mortgage: 56%
The median for renting is $220.00 per week and the weekly median housing loan repayment is $938 for a house with an average of two to three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The last twelve months the highest sale in Melton was $584,000.
The percentage of people who own their house: 45%
The percentage of people that are renting or are paying a mortgage: 55%
Is it cheaper to buy or rent in the city or in the suburbs?
As we can see from these statistics just because Melbourne is the capital of Victoria doesn’t mean it will cost more to live there than in the suburban areas. For example the highest sale in Melbourne was $4,080,000 and in Kew it was $5,100,000. It depends what suburbs you are looking at but, if we were to say areas around Viewbank where most of us live, yes it would be cheaper to buy a house or apartment here than in the city of Melbourne. If you were to rent in the city it would cost more than it would to rent in regional Victoria.
Median weekly rent
Melbourne $350.00
Regional Victoria $260.00
Is it cheaper to buy or rent in the city or in the suburbs?
City Experience
Where do you live?
City: 1/17 = 5.9%
Suburbs: 15/17 = 88.2%
Outer city (in-between the city ans suburbs): 1/17 = 5.9%
How do you feel about the recent increase in the cost of living in your town (city or suburbs)?
a. Hasn't been one 2/17 = 11.8%
b. It's going to happen 1/17 = 5.9%
c. Not good / difficult / bad - rates have gone up 9/17 = 52.9%
d. Doesn’t think much / N/A 3/17 = 17.6%
e. good / fine 2/17 = 11.8%

Do you consider your home to be old or modernized?
a. not old but not modern 2/17 = 11.8%
b. old 6/17 = 35.3%
c. modern 8/17 = 47%
d. old and modern (e.g. old in front, modern in the back) 1/17 = 5.9%

What do you like about the city?
The atmosphere
Convenient/how close everything is
Always busy
More to do
Cheap shopping
Activities/lots to do
Work opportunities

Lots of trees
More space
Away from the city
Nice to come home to
Better for living
Close schools
Family feel

Do we think Melbourne is the world's most liveable city?
Is it affordable to live in an apartment, town house etc. in Melbourne?
a.Yes - it is very affordable 3/17 = 17.6%
b.Alright – the price isn’t too bad 2/17 = 11.8%
c.Not really – Overpriced, more than what I would have expected 4/17 = 23.5%
d.No – It’s very expensive 5/17 = 29.4%
e. N/A 3/17 = 17.6%

What type of house do you live in (apartment, house, town house etc.)?

a. Town house 2/17 = 11.8%
b. Unit 2/17 = 11.8%
c. House 9/17 = 52.9%
d. bungalow 1/17 = 5.9%
e. apartment 3/17 = 17.6%

What don't you like about the city?
Very busy
Homeless people
Too crowded
Over rated
Rude people
A lot of people
Needs to be cleaned/dirty
Parking is expensive
Transport system
Not affordable for a family

Are you happy where you live or would you change to live in the city/suburbs?

a. stay in suburbs 10/17 = 58.8%
b. stay in city 1/17 = 5.9%
c. stay in outer city (between city and suburbs) 1/17 = 5.9%
d. move to city (few years not long term) 1/17 = 5.9%
e. move to city (long term) 2/17 = 11.8%
f. move to outer city (between city and suburbs) /17 = 5.9%
g. would move to country 1/17 = 5.9%

What do you like about the suburbs?
What don't you like about the suburbs?
Lack of diversity
Fewer things to do
Transport is hard
Some areas are aggressive
Things are hard to get to

What types of Dwellings are available in Melbourne?
What do you think will happen to Melbourne and surrounding suburbs in the future?
City will get bigger, expand, grow, expensive 6/17 = 35.3%
Will not spread out any further, higher not wider 3/17 = 17.6%
House prices will go up 1/17 = 5.9%
Overcrowded, over populated, increased rates 4/17 = 23.5%
People will move further our because of costs 1/17 = 5.9%
Things will get faster, more transport 1/17 = 5.9%
Suffer from climate change 1/17 = 5.9%
After conducting thorough research on the topic, we have come to the conclusion that Melbourne is a city that can only be inhabited by people who can afford it. It is fairly expensive for those who own an average wage and outrageously expensive for those who own under. Those who own above, however, would be able to afford it without much trouble. Through our research we have discovered that, our original hypothesis was indeed fairly accurate because many people do prefer to live in the quiet, peaceful suburbs instead of living in the noisy, overcrowded city. Only a few people would choose to relocate themselves into the city and out of suburban life.
What are the future plans for housing in Melbourne?
Melbourne is growing very quickly, it has been estimated that in 2031 an additional 42,000 homes will need to be built to house an additional 80,000 people. It is expected the growth will occur in the city’s urban areas including the Hoddle Grid, Southbank, Docklands, City North, Arden-Macaulay and E-Gate. The aspiration for the future is that in the inner city the houses will be affordable, well designed and meet the needs of residents, new housing to be well planned and developed in a way to create safe and welcoming neighborhoods and Aspirations to build these new homes close to where people work.
On Thursday we went in the city and surveyed people about housing. One of our questions was ‘what do you think will happen to Melbourne and surrounding suburbs in the future?’ Our answers were as follows:

-The city will get bigger, it will expand and grow and it will get very expensive. Some people said it won’t spread out further but it will spread out higher not wider.
-The houses will go up in price
-The city will get very overcrowded and over populated and the rates on houses will increase. People will have to move out further because of the costs.
-Things will get a lot faster and there will be more and better transport.
-We will suffer from climate change.

Our Interviews
Would you prefer to live in the city
or the suburbs?

The cost of living in the city increased rapidly. It has been ranked the 8th most expensive city in the world as a result of a 2013, on the cost of living which ranked 130 cities. Australia has long been an attractive destination with Melbourne becoming international tourist destination. This means the average costs in Melbourne have gone up.
The cost of living in the suburban areas also increased, but not to as big as extent as living in the city because many people are becoming unemployed. And with steady increase of our unemployed population the city will become more expensive and less people will be able to afford to live there. In addition the Australian dollar has become much stronger.
To pay for the increased price property, people demand higher wages. To pay for higher wages businesses increase their prices. As a result, higher cost of living.
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