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Australian housing datasets are disparate, making it a challenge for housing researchers and policy makers to search, process and implement data into evidenced based housing research and analytical models.

The Australian Housing Data Analytics Platform (AHDAP) seeks to address this challenge by bringing together nationally significant and harmonised housing-related datasets with a view to improving overall housing outcomes. The platform will significantly improve Australia's current housing evidence base, providing research and policy makers with a prioritised set of nationally harmonised housing data delivered through a digital platform comprising a housing data portal and online workbench of housing decision support tools.



This project comprises a consortium of partners from across government, industry and academia. The project is led by the City Futures Research Centre, University of New South Wales with project management from FrontierSI.

The platform brings together, for the first time, the key Federal agencies responsible for researching and monitoring national housing and planning policy –National Housing Finance Investment Corporation (NHFIC), Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) and the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network (AURIN) – together with eight Universities (UNSW, University of Melbourne, University of South Australia, University of Canberra, University of Tasmania, University of Queensland, Swinburne University and Curtin University).

Other partners include the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, The NSW Government (Spatial Services) and Omnilink Pty Ltd. The project is funded under the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) Platforms program with funding contributions from Project Partners.

Together, this collaboration will deliver a sustainable national governance model for Australia’s digital housing assets, built on a combination of the Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable Data principles (FAIR principles).

The solution

AHDAP will provide a platform for the ingestion and management of digital data on housing and the built environment together with a suite of tools that will allow rapid multi-scale complex modelling and simulation to address the pressing questions regarding housing provision and sustainability across Australia. It will provide housing researchers, urban planners and government agencies with a transformative capability to objectively design and evaluate new policy and practice with regards to the future development of Australia’s urban conurbations, assisting in the driving of economic recovery, social inclusion and resilience across Australia’s $9.1 trillion housing market.

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