Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute
AHURI has a public good mission to deliver high quality research that influences policy development to improve the housing and urban environments of all Australians. Through active engagement, our work informs the policies and practices of governments and the housing and urban development industries, and stimulates debate in the broader Australian community.
AHURI focuses on research in Economics and modelling, Health, ageing and disability, Home ownership, Homelessness and housing, Housing affordability, Indigenous housing, Private rental, Public and community housing, Social wellbeing and Urban planning and development.
“What works” to sustain Indigenous Tenancies in Australia Michael Dockery While previous research has primarily focused on what contributes to poor tenancy outcomes among Indigenous people, very little is known about what contributes to successful tenancies. Using a combination of quantitative and qualitative research methods, this research will explore what... Read article ProjectJuly 2019 - September 2020Indigenous Wellbeing | Housing Pathways and Affordability Read More
Relationships between metropolitan, satellite and regional city size, spatial context and economic productivity Steven Bond-Smith The project will provide an evidence base to support policy development options in relation to harnessing agglomeration economies in Australia’s cities and regions. This will be based on econometric analyses of Australian, EU and US datasets using panel, threshold and... Read article ProjectJune 2019 - September 2020Business and Industry | Housing Pathways and Affordability | Productivity and Innovation Read More
Housing impacts for Australian children and adolescents; including Indigenous children in remote Australia Michael Dockery This project will update and extend important empirical evidence on how housing circumstances shape young Australians’ health and educational outcomes. Utilising three longitudinal datasets it will build on earlier quantitative analyses to incorporate adolescents and a qualitative component exploring housing... Read article ProjectMarch 2017Indigenous Wellbeing | Housing Pathways and Affordability | Education and Skills | Health, Wellbeing and Disadvantage Read More
Inquiry into pathways to housing tax reform Alan Duncan, Gavin Wood This evidence-based policy inquiry (EPI), funded by the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI), will establish a viable, evidence-based strategy for breaking the political deadlock afflicting Australian housing tax policy. It will identify a pathway to reform that balances... Read article ProjectJune 2016 - December 2017Tax and Welfare | Housing Pathways and Affordability | Policy Evaluation Read More
Housing tenure, mobility and labour market adjustments Alan Duncan This project explores the role of housing on the efficient function of the labour market for unemployed and under-employed individuals and households. The HILDA dataset is used to examine how housing tenure, through potential impediments to labour mobility may influence... Read article ProjectMay 2015 - September 2016Participation and Employment | Housing Pathways and Affordability Read More
A new look at the channels from housing to employment growth Gavin Wood This project broadens the research around housing and labour supply by addressing the work incentive implications of rising real house values and the fungibility of assets following mortgage innovation and deregulation. These changes may impact on the parameters governing labour... Read article ProjectMay 2015 - September 2016Participation and Employment | Housing Pathways and Affordability Read More
How many in a crowd? Assessing overcrowding measures in Australian housing Michael Dockery, Megan Moskos, Linda Isherwood, Mark Harris This research assesses the measurement of overcrowding in Australia and explores the relationships between various household density measures and the wellbeing of occupants. Indicators of the incidence or severity of household crowding in Australia actually measure occupant density—the ratio of... Read article Publication28 July 2022Research Reports Read More
Pathways to housing tax reform Richard Eccleston, Julia Verdouw, Kathleen Flanagan, Neil Warren, Alan Duncan, Rachel Ong ViforJ, Stephen Whelan, Kadir Atalay Despite widespread agreement that housing tax reform would lead to better housing outcomes and improved economic efficiency, the politics and ideology around housing tax policy remain a deterrent for change. This report, funded by the Australian Housing and Urban Research... Read article Publication5 July 2018Research Reports Read More
The income tax treatment of housing assets: an assessment of proposed reform arrangements Alan Duncan, Helen Hodgson, John Minas, Rachel Ong ViforJ, Richard Seymour This report models several potential transitional arrangements that may ease the distribution pressures arising from reforms to negative gearing and capital gains tax (CGT) reform, and help smooth a reform pathway that is more politically acceptable. Negative gearing and CGT... Read article Publication7 March 2018Research Reports Read More
Australian Demographic Trends and Implications for Housing Assistance Programs Rachel Ong ViforJ, Gavin Wood, Melek Cigdem This report, funded by the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI), presents the findings from two programs of research. In the first (Part 1), we explore the implications of demographic change for government outlays on housing assistance, and the... Read article Publication1 July 2017Research Reports Read More
Housing supply responsiveness in Australia: distribution, drivers and institutional settings Rachel Ong ViforJ, Tony Dalton, Nicole Gurran, Christopher Phelps, Steven Rowley, Gavin Wood Key findings from this report, funded by the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI), include the following: A 1 per cent increase in the level of real housing prices is estimated to produce a 4.7 per cent (3.9%) increase... Read article Publication18 May 2017Research Reports Read More