Built & Natural Environments

30 July 2014

The trend for the number of new dwellings consented to in New Zealand is at its highest level since August 2007, according to this report.

28 July 2014

This paper provides a brief overview of the size, growth and prospects for the Australian solar industry and argues that as the number of solar panels installed continues to rise, the cost of installation and maintenance will continue to fall.

24 July 2014

Despite China’s reputation for being a climate change laggard, the country is putting real effort into reducing carbon emissions, argues this report.

23 July 2014

Reviews the cost pressures that may confront the Australian economy if the Renewable Energy Target is to continue in its current form.

23 July 2014

This report develops a detailed spatial analysis of the incidence and distribution of areas of concentrated urban disadvantage to enhance understanding of Australian housing and urban systems. 

20 July 2014

The Abbott government and a group of investors are pinning their environmental hopes on a clean coal technology that is still in the very early stages of development.

20 July 2014

This report maps the Australian economy by the location of economic activity, defined as the dollar value of goods and services produced by workers within a particular area.

18 July 2014

Presents the ABS' first experimental land account to demonstrate a method for reporting change in land use, rateable value and land cover.

17 July 2014

Australia needs to ensure that an appropriate level of protection exists to allow the continued operation of small and medium-sized agribusinesses and retailers, according to this report.

16 July 2014

Indigenous households were 6 times as likely as other Australian households to live in social housing, with an estimated 31% of Indigenous households living in such housing in 2013, this report finds.