UTS Library

Property Economics: Specialist Resources

In this guide:

UTS has a wide variety of specialist sources for the Property students, and some of them can be quite hard to locate in the catalogue. This page brings all of these specialty resources together in the one place.

Property Ownership and Forecasting Resources 

  • API.org.au
    The official website of the Australian Property Institute. Contains some free documents to do with professional standards and codes of practice for the valuation industry
  • BIS Shrapnel Reports
    Some very useful surveying and forecasting reports including Building in Australia and Building Industry Prospects
  • National Construction Codes
    Formerly the Building Code of Australia. Now a free website, but requires the creation of a login to view.
  • CityScope
    Now online! CityScope offers information on commercial and retail leases for high rise buildings in the City of Sydney. 
  • Cordell Construction 100 (2010/11)
    Statistics on Australia's Top 100 Construction Companies. Hardcopy format only
  • Costweb
    Calculates building costs per square metre, for different regions of Australia and for different types of building. Also does cost projections.
  • Domain Property Data
    Provides up-to-date and comprehensive property information sourced from a variety of sources including government and semigovernment agencies, real estate advertising, real estate agents and APM's own researchers.
  • EstateMaster
    EstateMaster is property development, valuation and investment software. NB: This service is only available in Building 6 computer labs.  
  • PCA Reports
    These are reports authored by the property council of Australia. They include the office market report, quarterly development survey and the Australian Shopping Centre database.
  • Residex Reports
    These are hardcopy reports including the rent report and the top 100 Sydney Suburbs report.
  • RP Data /Corelogic
    Rp Data provides property based data for the Sydney region, including current property ownership records, historical sales, electronic maps, property improvements and photographs.
    How to create an ownership report for a street in RP Data

Property Markets Australia

  • Construction Forecasting Council
    The Australian Construction Industry Forum (ACIF) is the peak consultative organisation of the building and construction sectors.
  • Global Market Information Database
    Key business intelligence on countries, markets and companies. Includes reports on demographic, economic & country data, retail sales data, consumer market size & product information.
  • Residential Property Prospects
    BIS Shrapnel produces regular property reports in capital cities. The latest report is held in Reserve.

The Rent and Sales Reports by Sydney Suburb

Economic & Social Indicators

Population and Housing (Australian Bureau of Statistics)

Building Approvals (Australian Bureau of Statistics)