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Up-to-date analysis of activity and prospects for new home building and renovation industry

Data & forecasts

As an industry leader in residential building and construction forecasting, our economic reports and analysis offer insights to help you make informed business decisions now and in the future. Our singular focus on the residential building industry gives our team a unique competitive advantage and a rare level of expertise that you can rely on.

Free reports for members

HIA's economics content is invaluable for anyone in the housing industry keen to make informed decisions about the future. Our expansive and timely range of reports, self-generated data, forecasts and detailed analysis are available online at no cost for HIA members.

If you're yet to join, you can still access these reports at competitive rates.

Affordability Report by Region

Our quarterly report on housing affordability with analysis for each state and territory. Includes non-metro areas.

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New Home Sales Report

New home sales across multi-unit and detached dwellings from Australia's top 100 builders, released monthly.

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Residential Land Report

Need to know the latest land sales, land value or lot sizes? This detailed update covers everything you need to know.

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Population and Residential Building Hotspots

Where are Australia’s top 20 residential building hotspots? Here's our nationwide overview of growth areas.

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Stamp Duty Watch

Stay informed on the latest developments in stamp duty policy in Australia.

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Housing Scorecard Report

Each state and territory's performance over the last six months, scored across the nation.

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Kitchen and Bathrooms Report

Opportunities, attitudes, and forecasts for the kitchen and bathroom sector with a comprehensive overview.

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Trades Report

The availability and price shifts for skilled tradespeople across Australia. A unique report released quarterly.

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Housing Australia's Future

The report presents an in-depth analysis of Australia’s housing requirements. With a research methodology unique to HIA, the report considers future building requirements under different population and real income growth scenarios for Australia, as well as for each state and territory.

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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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Housing 100 Report

Find out who Australia's largest 100 home builders are, the top 20 builders in your state, where their markets are and what they build. Essential reading for builders, manufacturers, suppliers and industry professionals.

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Housing Outlook chart pack

Gain a fast understanding of the latest building industry data and emerging trends with this highly visual and accessible chart pack featuring easy-to-understand graphs compiled from the latest statistics.

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Dwelling composition forecasts

A full suite of housing starts history and forecasts by distinct dwelling types to assist businesses to plan for the future. These dwelling types are based on the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ "functional classification of buildings."

Dwelling types include:

  • detached houses
  • semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse or duplex with one, two, or more storeys
  • flat, unit or apartment in a building of one, two, three, four or more storeys
  • dwellings excluding new residential (typically called conversions).


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Regional new home projections

HIA’s Regional new home building commencements projections are prepared quarterly and show the expected level of new home commencements in all regional markets across Australia.

HIA's projections give an indication of the size of local markets, provide a point of reference for businesses estimating market share, and enable benchmarking of business performance.

This comprehensive data also provides an excellent basis for businesses planning for the future.

The projections are provided with a five year outlook and include historical data dating back ten years.

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