Western Sydney’s rental stress is nation’s worst, new report warns

Western Sydney has been revealed as Australia’s epicentre of rental stress — home to four of the country’s top six property pressure points, according to a new report.

The Federal electorate of Fowler is the nation’s worst for rental stress, while McMahon (third), Blaxland (fifth) and Watson (sixth) are also near the top of the list.

NSW electorates took 11 of the top 20 places on the national rental stress table, with the seats held by Labor or National Party MPs.

Rental stress occurs when a person in the bottom percent of earners pays more than a third of their income on rent.

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Source: ABC News