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Housing Industry Forecasting Group

The Housing Industry Forecasting Group (HIFG) has reviewed and updated its most recent forecasts of dwelling commencements in Western Australia, which demonstrates the impact of COVID-19 and the effects of the building stimulus packages. 

Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook

The Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook updates the economic and fiscal outlook from the previous budget.

Forecasting Dwelling Commencements in Western Australia 2019 – 2020

Housing Industry Forecast Group (HIFG) provides a forecast of dwelling commencements and residential lot availability for WA to assist government and industry in their forward planning. This report covers the period 2019-20 to 2021-22. 15,500 dwelling are forecast to be constructed in 2019-20 (same level as 2018-19). Low level of population growth, combined with high […]

AHURI – Moving, downsizing and housing equity consumption choices of older Australians

This study analyses current geographic mobility and downsizing behaviours among Australians aged over 55, and considers the barriers to, and consequences of downsizing. Retired Australians tend to retain high levels of housing wealth (rising to 49% of assets for homeowners aged 75+) and most choose not to downsize, either by moving to a smaller dwelling […]

UNSW Sydney – Strengthening economic cases for housing: the productivity gains from better housing outcomes

The Stage 1 research on Making Better Economic Cases for Housing Policies (Maclennan et al, 2018) examined how a range of outcomes in Sydney’s and Melbourne’s housing markets, including price, location and quality effects, may have a negative feedback effect on productivity and growth in their economies. It stressed that cases presented for new housing policies to address high needs and […]