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Making sense of what influences and drives the Australian economy and how that affects the residential housing industry.


Making sense of what influences and drives the Australian economy and how that affects the residential housing industry.

The Australian residential construction industry contributes $95 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.

Housing outlook

HIA leads the way in accurate and decisive forecasting for the residential building industry. Let us help guide you in the right direction.

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Tailored market research

Think of us as your own team of economists. We can provide you with detailed and insightful market research tailored to suit your needs.

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Economic reports

Gain insight into what drives the Australian economy and how it affects your day-to-day and long term business decisions.

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Federal budget supports home ownership

The housing industry and home owners are set to benefit from the Federal government’s budget. There will be an increase in placements for the Home Guarantee Scheme and extensions to the Indigenous Home Ownership Scheme and apprentice commencements.

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Economic reports

Our range of reports and publications cover comprehensive and up-to-date analysis of activity and prospects for Australia's new housing and renovation industries.

Affordability Report

A timely report on housing affordability which contains analysis for each state and territory, including non-metro areas.

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HIA-AIG Performance of Construction Index

This index is a leading economic indicator of business activity in the Australian construction industry, covering residential building and non-residential building.

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HIA-Australian Reinforcing Company Industry Insider 2020

A comprehensive insight into the non-residential building industry in 2020.

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HIA-COLORBOND® steel Housing 100

This report highlights the activities of the largest 100 companies, where their markets are, what they build, their company profile details.

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HIA-CoreLogic Residential Land Report

A comprehensive update on land prices, sales volumes and lot sizes on a capital city and non-metropolitan basis.

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HIA-GWA Kitchens and Bathrooms Report 2019-20

A unique document which provides a comprehensive overview of opportunities, attitudes, and forecasts.

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Housing Australia's Future

The Housing Australia Future report presents an in-depth analysis of Australia’s housing requirements.

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Housing Scorecard Report

This report provides a half yearly review of residential building conditions in each state and territory.

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New Home Sales Report

This data is unique to HIA and is collected each month from a sample of Australia’s largest 100 home builders.

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Population and Residential Building Hotspots

A nation-wide indicator of building and population growth areas on an annual basis.

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Stamp Duty Watch

This report examines the latest developments in stamp duty on home purchases across Australia.

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State and National Outlook

A comprehensive yet easy to follow account of the performance of Australia's residential construction industry.

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Trades Report

A unique quarterly measure of both the availability and price movements of skilled building trades across Australia.

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