About us


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.

AHDAP received investment from the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) and co-investment funding and contributions from project partners.

The project is led by City Futures Research Centre, UNSW Sydney with project management provided by FrontierSI.

The platform brings together, for the first time, key federal agencies responsible for researching and monitoring national housing and planning policy with strategic collaborations with state government, businesses and five Australian universities:


Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)   
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)
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Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network (AURIN)
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Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA)
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National Housing Finance Investment Corporation (NHFIC)
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Omnilink Pty Ltd
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Spatial Services, NSW Government
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Curtin University  
Swinburne University of Technology  
University of Queensland  
University of South Australia
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Together, this collaboration research infrastructure 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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