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Housing industry update

The Australian residential construction industry contributes $70 billion each year to the Australian economy and drives the economic livelihood of millions. To help HIA members and non-members understand the variety of influences affecting the Australian housing industry, HIA provides a regularly updated collection of data and research.

Commissioned research

CIE Report - Taxation of the Housing Sector

CIE summary - The Taxation Burden on the Australian New Housing Sector


Fact Sheet

HIA Economics 2016-17 Federal Budget Report Card (236KB)

Monetary Policy & Mortgage Interest Rates – March 2016 (268KB)


Discussion papers

Home Ownership is Australia’s Future - July 2016 (225 KB)

Apartment Oversupply: Let’s keep a lid on it - June 2016 (189 KB)

Negative Gearing and other HIA updates – March 2016 (134KB)

The Outlook for Residential Building Activity – February 2016 (321KB)

Do we need to worry about China? - January 2016 (194KB)

Public and Social Housing Provision Needs a Different Focus -  December 2015 (128KB)

The Profile for Residential Building Approvals by Type and Geography - October 2015 (289KB)

The Changing Composition of Australia’s New Housing Mix - October 2015 (301KB)

Housing Activity during Business Cycles - August 2013 (209.74KB)


Research notes

Perspectives on Australian Dwelling Prices - August 2016 (305KB)

Scratching Below the Surface of Population Growth - July 2015 (181KB)

New Home Commencements, Australia - July 2016 (252KB)

New Home Commencement, State and Territories - July 2016 (405KB)

Federal, State and Local Government Taxes on Housing - January 2016 (181 KB)

Households by Tenure - 2012 (392.47KB)

Industry Performance to 2014/15 (205 KB)


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