Australian Bureau of Statistics The Australian Bureau of Statistics is Australia's official statistical organisation. PRD Research use ABS statistics on a daily basis including rich demographic information, population data, dwelling approvals and a variety of other information.
Brisbane City Council Development Page
This page outlines the development process in Brisbane City. It has a very useful tool that allows you to view the full text of development applications online.
NSW Department of Housing
The NSW Department of housing produces excellent statistics on median rental rates and housing sales reports throughout the state.
Property Council of Australia (PCA)
The PCA are one of the peak industry bodies for the property industry. The organisation produces a variety of property related research (see their Cyberstats page) and also organise industry events.
Queensland Local Government and Planning
The Local Government and Planning division of the Queensland Government provide a range of demographics and reports that are relevant to the property industry. Of particular interest is the Planning and Information Forecasting Unit (PIFU) who provide detailed reports such as the Broadhectare Study, Land Activity Monitors, and Population Projections.
Queensland Office of Economic and Statistical Research (OESR)
The OESR site contains a wide range of demographic, economic and social data relating to the state of Queensland. Of particular interest are the OESR's Economic Update reports.
Queensland Residential Tenancies Authority
The statistics page on the RTA web site provides comprehensive statistics on median rental rates, the number of bonds lodged and held, and operational reports for most areas in Queensland. The RTA have a dedicated research officer who produces excellent property industry statistics.
RP Data are Australia's largest online property information provider. RP Data provides instant access to any of 7 major real estate information databases and download a variety of property related information. An invaluable tool for both real estate agencies and those looking to purchase or sell a property.
The Housing Industry Association
The industry body for the residential construction industry, the HIA has a respected economics unit that studies new home starts and construction costs.
Regularly undertakes comprehensive analysis of the Queensland tourism market. Also has a useful image library of Queensland tourism destinations.
The UDIA promote the urban development industry in achieving sustainable urban development. The organisation is constantly organising property seminars, forums, networking, and information presentations. These occasions are well worth attending and provide an excellent opportunity to become more informed about the property industry.
The Reserve Bank of Australia is the central bank for the nation. PRD Research use RBA statistics on a daily basis including information on monetary policy, exchange rates, commodity prices, inflation and a variety of other information.
The National Bank of Australia has a well respected economics team that regularly produce reports concerning the Australian and foreign economies.
PriceFinder is an online property search application offering a range of tools to assist in generating timely information for all residential, commercial and rural properties. Pricefinder is the key tool used by one of Australia’s leading property data providers, PDS.