Indices

Rigorous and regular analytics on property values

CoreLogic Indices are a series of statistical measures that summarise the historical and on-going performance of the Australian residential property market through multiple dimensions including capital gains, rental income and total return. 

Every day, rigorous analytics are run on every residential property in Australia to create a value index. This is headlined by CoreLogic’s Hedonic Home Value Index, which provides the most timely and robust benchmark for assessing the performance of the residential property market.  

On 1 September 2017, CoreLogic released improved and enhanced methodology behind its Home Value Index. Click here for more information.

3 Ways Indices can help your business
  1. Understand capital city and regional markets – Get unparalleled insights into the portfolio value of housing across each capital city and major regional market.
  2. Spot trends and identify value – Build up a picture of property market value performance by tracking capital city and regional home values using the most up-to-date and comprehensive data available.
  3. Minimise risk and maximise opportunities – See at a glance cities that are performing poorly or that are seeing an improving trend so you can take steps to minimise your exposure.

 

Type of Indices

New Methodology

Indices Overview

Key Features

Leveraging the industry's best practice hedonic methodology, CoreLogic Indices are the best measure of housing market performance in the country with full historical trends available dating back to the 1980s. Not only are CoreLogic Indices trusted by regulators and major institutions such as the ASX, Reuters Bloomberg, policy makers and the banking sector, they are built on 30+ years of industry experience on collecting and compiling the broadest and deepest property level information database in the country. Features include: 

  • Rigorous hedonic regression method
  • Daily home value indices
  • Indices available on a daily, monthly and quarterly basis
  • Available across capital cities and regional markets by subscription
  • Back series available

For more details on CoreLogic Indices, click here

Frequently Asked Questions

How many types of indices are there?

There are three different indices:

  • CoreLogic Hedonic Indices
    This indices is also known as the CoreLogic Daily Home Value Index Construct. It is a hedonic model that uses comprehensive information on the attributes and characteristics of residential properties (such as location, land size and bedrooms) to measure “quality-adjusted” changes in property value over time. It also imputes the value of dwellings having a certain set of characteristics (but no current sales price) by observing the sales prices and characteristics of other dwellings which have recently been observed as selling.
     
  • CoreLogic Stratified Median Price Indices 
    The second class of indices is a “stratified” median price series. Stratification is a process for creating subsets of houses which are qualitatively similar. Unique price series are created for these subsets which are then aggregated to estimate suburb-adjusted price movements in the overall market. The strata definitions used to classify properties into subsets are based on price, geography, land size, and interactions of these variables. The stratified median index that CoreLogic produces for units and apartments, groups suburbs by their long-term median transaction price. The stratified median index that CoreLogic produces for houses groups suburbs by their long-term price to land size ratio.
     
  • CoreLogic Repeat Sales Indices 
    The third type of index estimates the performance of the market by analysing the returns on individual properties for which there are at least two observed sales prices, each at different points in time. 
    Repeat sales indices seek to control for changes in the composition of properties selling in different periods without requiring any property attribute data (other than address). They do this by only examining properties which have two separate sales records.
How has the methodology behind CoreLogic's Home Value Index changed?  

On 1 September 2017 CoreLogic released its Home Value Index with revised methodology. Find out more here.

Testimonials

"The CoreLogic monthly estimates are more timely and reliable than the ABS's quarterly readings”
Rory Robertson, Interest Rate Strategist, Westpac.

"The suite of indexes calculated by CoreLogic represents a significant improvement in the quality of housing price statistics available in Australia”
Economy.com, Moody’s