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Building Forecasting

Analysis and forecasts of your industry and your markets. Giving you strategically important information to guide decisions.
About Building in Australia

Provides a respected and independent medium term assessment of the Australian building industry. Contains demographic trends and annual forecasts of the residential (housing, attached dwellings) and non-residential (commercial, industrial, social and institutional) sectors, and the alterations and additions market, by state, ahead 5 years and beyond. The main report is delivered in July, followed by an update in December. Downloadable data in excel form are available, along with digital charts.

Building in Australia 2017 – 2032

Report Published: December 2017

Price on application







BIS Oxford Economics has launched a new website. To access Building in Australia forecasts and report please login to via the ‘My Oxford’ link in the top menu bar on the BIS Oxford Economics homepage. Then click through the Buildings tab under the Construction in Australia section. This will take you the new Building in Australia page.

For any queries or assistance regarding the new website and access to your service, please contact us on 02 8458 4200 or email

Building in Australia 2017 – 2032 report provides a respected and independent medium term assessment of the Australian building industry outlook. The report contains demographic trends and detailed forecasts of residential (housing, attached dwellings), non-residential (commercial, industrial, social and institutional) and home renovation markets, by state.

Subscription service includes: Main Report (published mid-year) and Update Report (published December – online service only).

The report features

  • Annual forecasts of building activity to 2022, taking into account the building cycle, then two five-year average forecasts for the ten years to 2032, which will give an assessment of the long-term underlying demand for each building sector in light of long-term economic and demographic trends
  • Analysis of the economic environment and projections, including interest rates
  • Analysis of trends in demographic factors and their impact on the underlying demand for dwelling and non-dwelling building 
  • Forecasts of the value of building commencements by state, in current and constant prices, including total dwellings, alterations and additions to dwellings and non-dwelling building
  • Forecasts of dwelling approvals, commencements and completions for houses and other dwellings (flats, units and town houses) covering private and government sectors for each state
  • Forecasts of median house prices for each capital city
  • Forecasts of the value of non-dwelling building commencements in constant prices by state for each sector: offices, shops, hotels, factories, education, health, religion, entertainment, recreation and other
  • The report now includes separate data and forecasts split between medium density (1-3 storeys) and high density (4+ storeys)

Online Access:
In addition to the hard copy report, subscribers to the Building in Australia 2017 – 2032 online service receive access to download resources from our website, including chapters in PDF format, charts in MS Powerpoint and tables in MS Excel.
Online access may be shared with up to 4 other staff members for greater utilisation of the service.

For enquiries please contact Timothy Hibbert on +61 2 8458 4270 or