Housing Data Across Australia

Earlier this year we secured access to Australian Property Monitors point level data on individual sale and rent records for New South Wales and Victoria for academic researchers.

Since then we have received an impressive amount of applications for this data and an equally impressive number of requests for additional states and territories. This highlighted two things for us: what we have unlocked is in demand, and what remains locked requires unlocking!

In partnership with APM we are working to widen access across the country and anticipate that by the end of October this year we will have secured access to point level housing data for all states and territories for Australia.

Leaving no corner unaccounted for, researchers can apply for free access to high value housing data for the state or territory of their choice. This is an incredibly valuable pool of data that AURIN have enabled free access to. It presents a huge opportunity for our researchers across Australia to access licensed, cleaned and harmonised housing data that works seamlessly alongside the 5000+ other datasets available through the AURIN Workbench.

WHO ARE APM?

As one of Australia’s leading property intelligence platforms, APM deliver data to banking, insurance, media, real estate and government industries; making it easier to navigate data for better insights and growth.

Previously difficult to access for the general research community, AURIN has facilitated free access to APM’s point level housing data for each state and territory.

In the early years of AURIN’s operation this kind of access enabled complex housing market research at a micro-scale, such as the research carried out by Ellen Sim, a master’s student at University of Melbourne.

Ellen used point level data from APM to investigate the extent to which the prices of residential property prices are affected by proximity to transit-oriented development around the Box Hill Train Station in Melbourne’s inner east.  At the municipality scale researchers from the City Futures Research Centre (CFRC) were able to undertake comprehensive analysis of housing affordability at both the spatial and temporal variations, for both the rental and ownership housing tenure types.  The group found that housing affordability is complex and multi-faceted, especially when considering how it may vary across a city, over time, and across different housing markets.

As housing affordability is of critical concern for Australia’s citizens and policy makers, access of this scale and detail to such high value data is proving vital for creating insightful research outcomes that can form the evidence base for Australia’s economic and planning decision making.

Indeed, by enabling APM housing data to be accessed via the AURIN Portal alongside other high-value datasets such as, the National Health Services Directory, ABS Historical Census data, socio-economic indicator data and infrastructure data, researchers are able to study housing within the context of a much richer urban fabric.

Now that housing data of this calibre is available again, we look forward to future research outcomes from Australian housing research that can have real impact for our towns, cities and communities.

Apply for point level data for your area oF study

Applying for access is easy. The data is delivered through the AURIN Portal so if you are an existing Portal user simply fill out the application and choose your area of study.  Applications will be reviewed, and successful applicants will then have the data provided to them via the AURIN Portal.

If you are yet to access the Portal, before applying click here and log in with your usual research institute credentials.

Dive right in with aggregated Time Series Data

From this data secured through APM we have also created a range of aggregated datasets that allow researchers to immediately access housing data at a broader national scale through the AURIN Portal.

For sale, for rent listings and sold property datasets for all of Australia for a range of periods between 1986 and 2019 are available via the AURIN Portal. It has been aggregated in monthly intervals following the Australia Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) 2011 and 2016 Statistical Area Level 2, 3 and 4 (SA2, SA3, SA4) boundaries.

Search these datasets on our Data Discovery and access through the Portal.

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