There are 18 inner city locations in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra likely to appeal to a growing “white collar renter class” willing to pay a premium to be close to the city, according to new research by Urbis.

This group typically has a higher income than average, are aged between 25-39 years, without many kids and who enjoy buildings with architectural features and amenities like rooftop gardens.

According to ABS census data analysed by Urbis, renters account for 48.7% of residents in medium and high-density areas compared with 30.4% in other areas.

The average household income of this renter class is $94,400 per annum compared with $82,300 in other areas, while the Census data also shows that 60% are aged below 39.

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