Over the past 10 years I have seen a lot of change in the price of Sydney rentals. The rental prices continue to increase and the popularity of young people sharing apartments is on the rise. Funnily enough though, the most expensive rooms to rent in a share situation is not the same as the most expensive apartments to rent outright. So if you thought that renting your own apartment was out of reach and sharing with others is your only option - do some research as it is possible to gain independence and stability by securing your own rental property.
Here are some interesting articles - the first shows the average cost of renting a room and the next provides tables on the average rental prices in various suburbs in Sydney.