The Department of Communities strives to be a leader in supporting and providing information relating to its areas of interest.
Our research partners
The Department partners with and funds housing and communities related research through a number of organisations. Some of these include:
Our newsletter is a selection of publications and articles that have been released in the past month to keep on top of pressing issues and trends in housing and communities. This publication is currently on hold until further notice.
Community needs analysis
We analyse, identify and report on measures of community need to assess the outcomes and impacts of community grants, funding and initiatives.
Housing options and affordability for low to moderate income earners
Housing Industry Forecasting Group
The Housing Industry Forecasting Group (HIFG) is a joint industry and government body providing independent commentary and forecasts on the housing sector in Western Australia. HIFG reports can be found at www.dplh.wa.gov.au/hifg.
A series of reports prepared by Housing, with support from Shelter WA and the Real Estate Institute of Western Australia (REIWA). These reports present in-depth research on both rental and purchase affordability, and types of affordable product available in the Perth metropolitan area.
Quarterly updates on economic conditions, with a focus on factors affecting the housing market and housing affordability.This publication is currently on hold until further notice.
The demand model is an estimate of unmet demand for social and affordable housing at the time of the 2016 Census.
Local Government Area Housing Snapshots
The Local Government Area Housing Snapshots are prepared by Housing to provide a clear and quick overview of the housing profile for each local government area across the State.