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Residential building and construction

Economics: Housing industry insights

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The Australian residential building industry contributes $95 billion each year to the Australian economy and drives the economic livelihood of millions. 

HIA provides data, in-depth research and expert analysis to help HIA members and non-members understand the influences that affect the housing industry and guide them to adapt their strategic planning and stay ahead of the curve.  

Explore our reports, forecasts and insights to find out what lies ahead for home building and find out more about the specific issues that impact your business.

Housing Outlooks

Each quarter, our Housing Outlooks provide a detailed analysis of national and state-specific home building and renovations activity. This data is collected from our membership base who are responsible for more than 80% of Australia’s residential construction work each year.

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Exclusive reporting and analysis

HIA creates a significant library of expert-led reports specifically designed for builders and business owners in the residential building industry. Our Housing 100 series and New Home Sales Reports are HIA-exclusive and are built from data collated from Australia’s largest builders. HIA also produces national and state-specific outlooks, detailed analysis of housing affordability and land statistics, the latest stamp duty developments and much more.

Get all the information you need on our industry, right here.

Featured report

We work extensively with Australia’s largest home builders and developers to create our Housing 100 report. This report showcases the year in review, with unique data and analysis collated from these companies that reflect the activities, challenges and market movements.

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Review the latest activities, market share and statistics of Australia’s largest homebuilders and residential developers.

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Building Australia’s economy

Across the country the residential building industry is a driver of Australia’s economy, with billions in economic activity delivering around 200,000 homes every year. HIA’s mission is to support the housing industry to sustain their businesses throughout the industry cycles with accurate forecasting and strong advocacy. We speak up for the one million people working every day to build Australia’s homes of the future.

Economic news

Keep up to date with the latest economic forecasts on housing activity and HIA's take on the key issues in housing supply and affordability in our newsroom.

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Tailored research & analysis

Looking for specialised research for your business or industry sector? Contact the HIA economics team to source data, analysis and tailored information.

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Meet the team

HIA economics is Australia’s leading source of analysis, forecasting and information on the residential building industry and all things home building. Our team understands the industry, the trends and the businesses that deliver almost 200,000 homes every year. Providing reports, undertaking research and presenting at events across the country means we are connected to what’s happening on the ground now. The information you get from HIA economics stands out from the rest.

HIA economics provides industry insights based on what we hear from builders, tradies, manufacturers and suppliers ‘on the ground’ across Australia. Industry knowledge is our strength.

Tim Reardon

HIA Chief Economist


Thomas Devitt

HIA Senior Economist

Matt King

HIA Senior Economist

Maurice Tapang

HIA Economist

Kirsten Lewis

Economics Group Coordinator