Housing development data provides information on the number and location of existing dwellings, vacant residential land, and recent residential development across all land within metropolitan Melbourne.

The data can be used to investigate residential change including the growth of housing stock, changes in housing density, and housing change in planning zones.

There is now ten years of Housing Development Data. Data is prepared for all individual lots across Melbourne where there is an existing dwelling or the lot is located in a land use planning zone that provides for residential uses.

Yarra Map

Local Government summary reports 2005 - 2014

These reports use the HDD data to provide insights into housing development within the 31 metropolitan councils of Melbourne over the 10 years from 2005 to 2014.  The reports show variation and trends in development type and spatial distribution.

GIS data

The data for metropolitan Melbourne (31 Local Government Areas) can be downloaded through the Data Vic website.

The Project layer depicting housing activity over the years from 2005 and 2014 file shows ten years of development activity.

The Stock layer for calendar year 2014 file shows the number of dwellings on a lot as at 2014. Both files are available in a number of spatial formats.


For accessible versions of the documents above or more information about Housing Development Data, email forwardpolicy.research@delwp.vic.gov.au