The HRF Centre produces series and one-off publications each year. Current editions can be downloaded and back copies are available on request.

  • Economic Indicators - Hunter Region

    Quarterly

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    The Centre has monitored the Hunter Region economy continuously since 1980, collecting data from households and businesses using our quarterly Hunter Pulse survey.

    Key findings are published quarterly as Hunter Region Economic Indicators, and released at our economic breakfast function held in Newcastle.

    Back copies of the publication are available on request.

    Read more about the HRF Centre's economic indicators research program

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  • Economic Indicators - Upper Hunter

    Six-monthly

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    The Centre expanded its economic indicators program in 2002 to the Upper Hunter Region based on data collected six-monthly from households and businesses using Upper Hunter Pulse surveys.

    The key findings are published six-monthly as Upper Hunter Region Economic Indicators, and released at our economic breakfast function held in Muswellbrook.

    Back copies of the publication are available on request.

    Read More about the HRF Centre's Upper Hunter economic indicators research

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  • Future of Jobs

    in the Hunter

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    The Hunter workforce is rapidly changing and the future landscape is uncertain. Research conducted in 2016, and supported by Keolis Downer, shed light on the jobs of the future in the Hunter. The project tackled questions including - what are our employment growth sectors, what skills do we need and how can we foster the high-value jobs of the future?

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  • Business Innovation

    In the Hunter

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    HRF has been monitoring business innovation in the Hunter as part of its regional research program since 2009.

    In 2015 HRF collaborated with the Hunter Founders Forum to undertake a more detailed assessment of current challenges and needs in the innovation, start-up and commercialisation space in the Hunter area. Hunter Founders Forum provides opportunities for investors, entrepreneurs and innovators to exchange ideas, knowledge and possibilities with the aim of fostering innovation and investment in the Region.   

    This assessment of business innovation in the Hunter has been informed by the following HRF research programs:

    • Hunter Pulse businesses surveys conducted annually since 2009
    • In-depth interviews with 56 Hunter businesses.
    • Hunter Founders Forum online survey with 23 recent start-ups, entrepreneurs, innovators and organisations working in the Hunter innovation space.
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  • Wellbeing Watch

    Health, Wealth & Happiness in the Hunter

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    HRF's Wellbeing Watch research program commenced in 2006. It aims to assess quality of life in the Hunter, explain trends in how people live and provide an understanding of the influences on wellbeing and how regional wellbeing can be improved. This project is unique in regional Australia and builds upon the HRF's existing research and in particular its economic indicators.

    Wellbeing Watch is based on the results from a large telephone survey of households conducted every two years. HRF researchers are also members of the Australian Community Indicators’ Network (ACIN) - a peak body of community and social researchers attempting to define national standards

    Wellbeing Watch Summary 2016 - Download key findings

    Wellbeing Watch 2013 Scorecard - Download key findings

    Wellbeing Watch: A monitor of health, wealth and happiness in the Hunter 2013 - Download full report (75 pages) 

    Thank you to our Project Partner Port Waratah Coal Services

    Find out more about HRF's wellbeing research program

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  • ICT Business Use - Hunter Region

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    HRF has tracked the utilisation, growth and changes in the digital economy and information technology for businesses and residents in the Hunter since 1998. The research program has evolved significantly over this time to reflect major changes in technology.

    The latest findings were released in a new infographic publication.

    Find out more about the research program

    Thank you to our Research Partners - Diamond ICT and Vocus

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  • ICT Business Use - Upper Hunter

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    HRF has tracked the utilisation, growth and changes in the digital economy and information technology for businesses and residents in the Upper Hunter since 2003. The research program has evolved significantly over this time to reflect major changes in technology.

    The latest findings can be viewed in an infographic snapshot below.

    Find out more about this research program in the Upper Hunter

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