Housing, Homelessness, and AURIN

This month has seen a considerable focus on the challenges in the homelessness, housing, and property space in Australia. National Homelessness week from August 4 to August 10 presented researchers, community organisations, and government organisations a key opportunity to frame homelessness in the context of a much broader constellation of challenges in housing affordability, family violence, intersectional discrimination along dimensions of gender identity, sexual orientation, age, and ethnicity.

Next week, the focus on housing will broaden even more as AHURI’s National Housing Conference (NHC) begins in Darwin. This biennial event is the largest gathering for the social and affordable housing sectors in Australasia, and provides a key forum for moving policy, research and conversations forward around making access to safe, clean, affordable housing a reality for all Australians.

AURIN is proud be to be closely involved with AHURI’s NHC as an exhibitor and sponsor, and through providing a free training workshop as part of the conference proceedings.

The AURIN Workbench is home to a comprehensive and diverse range of datasets in the housing and property space, and we will be leveraging our presence at the NHC to showcase these datasets – free to use through the AURIN workbench (Portal, APIs, and Map) to housing researchers, policy makers and service delivery organisations

  • AskIzzy crisis service requests – at suburb level across Australia, provided to AURIN through partnership with InfoXchange. (Sign up for this dataset here)
  • AIHW’s homelessness and mental health reported statistics, recently released through the Workbench.
  • The Australian Bureau of Statistics’ (ABS) groundbreaking Estimating Homelessness Data
  • The ABS Data by Region packages, which includes estimates of Housing Stress, Renewable Energy installation, Household transport patterns and thousands of other variables
  • Housing Stress, Income Inequality and Poverty rate data generated by the National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM)
  • The Australian Property Monitor’s point level sales records for NSW and VIC over the last five year (Academics can apply for these datasets through AURIN here)
  • The National Exposure Information System (NEXIS), reporting household disaster and emergency exposure along a range of dimensions, at fine spatial scale, produced by Geoscience Australia
  • Building footprint data for a range of jurisdictions, including Victoria, Western Australia, and Tasmania
  • ABS Census data from 1981 to 2016, at fine spatial scales
  • Thousands of other datasets from a range of domains which are crucial to understanding Australia’s housing and homelessness challenges in context.

We are very eager to showcase our broad range of housing datasets with all attendees at NHC and beyond. Our training workshop will focus on housing and property. We are also very keen to have a discussion with you about what kind of datasets you need in the housing space to inform your research, policy, and service delivery needs, so please make sure to visit us at our exhibition booth at NHC

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