"Over the past 10 years, average male earnings have increased by nearly 22 per cent more than the inflation rate".
Incidentally, Greg Jericho, who writes the Grogonomics column for the Guardian Australia, is probably the best source of information on Antipodean real estate when he crosses into this territory.
This is for the simple reason that he doesn't write about what he wants to happen or what should be happening, rather just what is happening and what is likely to happen.
Jericho is one of the very, very few (only?) columnists who appears to write about residential real estate with no such axe to grind.