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Working paper

20 Nov 2017

This paper develops a comprehensive measure of the gap between housing supply and demand at a regional level in Australia, taking into account a range of complicating factors, such as changing demographics, building types and the increase in unoccupied dwellings at the regional level.

Blog post

8 Nov 2017

If rural and regional areas are to counteract the historical ‘pull to cities’ and compete with the dynamics of agglomeration, higher wages, greater employment opportunities and levels of services, then having a reliable supply of affordable, quality ‘to-buy’ and rental housing will play a key...

Policy report

14 Aug 2017

This report attempts to paint an overall picture of social housing need in New Zealand and the building response needed to address this.


15 May 2017

This study investigated the relationships between housing, housing markets and the labour market.

Conference paper

16 Feb 2017

Affordable housing locations in metropolitan cities are usually assessed by rental cost or mortgage payment relative to income. Affordable housing locations are also influenced by locational characteristics such as distance from public transportation, service centres, city centre and employment centres. Once the costs of locational...



27 Jan 2017

The newly released annual Demographia report on housing affordability has found – once again – that Australia has some of the least affordable housing markets in the world. Sydney was ranked as the second-least-affordable housing market behind Hong Kong.

This news came just a...

Research report

3 Nov 2016

The NSW Government is using codification to encourage housing supply in Sydney. The codification is designed to override local housing design, volume and location controls, where these are perceived to obstruct higher residential density. The codification replaces local design rules with statewide standards, and merit...

Research report

21 Sep 2016

This report examined the notion of an efficient housing market and identified key indicators of housing system efficiency, responsiveness, and risk. It examined implications of particular housing supply settings and outcomes to understand economic productivity and participation at regional and local scales.

This study...

Research report

30 May 2016

There goes the neighbourhood , is the largest review of the financial implications of climate risk to housing in Australia.

Natural hazards that are introduced or exacerbated by climate change include coastal shifts (erosion, storm surge, inundation etc.), riverine flooding, and bushfires. These...

Research report

31 Oct 2015

This report proposes a scenario which identifies how to match land supply to expected demand for dwellings. It proposes one approach to preparing for a doubling of the population of Melbourne. It challenges the conventional view that most demand should be met in expanding outer...

Briefing paper

16 Oct 2015

Stable and affordable housing, with access to jobs and services, is fundamental to support employment and wellbeing by enabling social and economic participation in society. However, as pointed out by the Affordable Housing Taskforce , “by a range of indicators, there is a housing affordability...

Research report

15 Jul 2015

Three overarching issues are being considered through this Multi-Year Research Project (MYRP):

How concentrations of social disadvantage have been conceptualised and how this relates to our broader understanding of the operation and impacts of housing and urban systems. The impacts of spatial disadvantage, and...


2 Apr 2014

Comparing 2006 Census data with 2013 data, this article discusses the impact of the Christchurch earthquakes on where people are living, how many people are staying or living in non-private dwellings and the labour force statistics not hindered by any increase in people living in...

Research report

13 Apr 2006

The research undertaken for this report was motivated by a concern that high housing costs in central city regions are excluding many lower paid workers from jobs in those regions. According to Judith Yates, Bill Randolph and Darren Holloway, claims that structural change has led...

Research report

16 Jun 2005

In this positioning paper, Judith Yates, Bill Randolph, Darren Holloway and Dominique Murray introduce a project to test the impact of high housing costs on the workplace-home relationship for all workers. They identify 'indicator' groups in the workforce that might be seen to be typical...

Research report

7 May 2003

This project has two objectives: to describe the role of housing markets and housing policies in influencing the locational choice and geographic mobility of income support recipients and other low-income groups; and to analyse the relationship between housing location and employment opportunities, using statistical methods...

Research report

6 Aug 2002

Do housing markets and housing policies provide incentives for economically disadvantaged people to live in areas of low employment opportunities? Does living in such an area directly impede employment prospects? This paper presents the research plan for a project that will examine these questions focusing...

Working paper

15 Dec 1991

This paper looks at the history of owner occupation in Australia and discusses the costs and benefits - to individuals and to the community.


1 Jan 1989

This paper is the first stage of research directed ultimately to the analysis of the transaction costs associated with moving for the elderly. It concentrates on the empirical description of the relationship between moving and housing expenditures of the elderly.