Research and Reports

The Housing Authority strives to be a leader in supporting and providing information relating to housing options and affordability for low to moderate income earners. On this page you can find:

  • Economic updates and analysis
  • Analysis of housing options, availability, supply and future demand
  • Analysis and synthesis of trends and recent research
  • Link to the work of research partners

Our research partners

The Housing Authority partners with and funds housing related research through a number of organisations. Some of these include:

Housing Industry Forecasting Group

The Housing Industry Forecasting Group (HIFG) is a joint industry and government body providing independent commentary and forecasts on the housing sector in Western Australia. HIFG reports can be found at


Our newsletter is a selection of publications and articles that have been released in the past month to keep on top of pressing issues and trends in the housing industry.

Affordability reports

A series of reports prepared by the Housing Authority, with support from Shelter WA and REIWA. These reports present in-depth research on affordability and types of affordable product available in the Perth metropolitan area.

Economic updates

Quarterly updates on economic conditions, with a focus on factors affecting the housing market and housing affordability.

Demand model

The Housing Authority’s demand model is an estimate of hidden demand for social and affordable housing at the time of the 2011 Census.

Local Government Area Housing Snapshots

The Local Government Area Housing Snapshots are prepared by the Housing Authority to provide a clear and quick overview of the housing profile for each local government area across the state.

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