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IRIS is an organisation that specialises in economic, community and industry research for government, business and academic institutions. IRIS also provides consultancy services in the areas of market and social research, strategic planning, economic development and place marketing.

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IRIS now has two offices, located in Wollongong and Parramatta. The locations are at the University's Innovation Campus, on Level 1 at iC Central, Squires Way, North Wollongong and at Level 1, Suite F, 110 George Street, Parramatta. You can contact us at our Wollongong office on 02 4285 4446 or at out Parramatta office on 02 9615 9752. Alternatively, reach us by fax on 4285 4448.

19th November 2015: The latest edition of the IRIS Illawarra Business Survey has shown an improvement across several key business indicators in the Illawarra region. Overall, Trading Conditions, Profitability and Overtime all experienced a positive shift during the September quarter. Read more.

25th September 2015: The latest IRIS Illawarra Real Estate Report has revealed the Wollongong LGA median house price has risen to $533,500, an 11.8% increase in comparison to the year to June, 2014. Read more.

18th September 2015: The latest IRIS Vox Pop series has revealed 52.4% of Illawarra respondents were in 'High Agreement' that the change of Prime Minister to Mr Turnbull was a good thing for Australia. 44.8% of Illawarra respondents were in 'Low Agreement' that the change of Prime Minister will make a difference to the Illawarra, with 16.7% in 'High Agreement' that it would. In relation to the policy change question, 28.5% of respondents rated the economy as the key policy area for change. Environment (20.3%) and Employment (15.7%) were the next highest rated policy areas. Read more.

20th August 2015: The latest IRIS Profile Illawarra has revealed the WSD's median house price grew by 10.1% to $505,000 with total sales increasing by 1.9% to 3,721. The median price paid for units in this region increased by 9.5% (to $405,000) with 1,694 sales (down 14.9%). Read more.

17th August 2015: The latest edition of the IRIS Research Consumer Sentiment Monitor has revealed consumer confidence was weaker throughout the Illawarra region compared to this time last year. Read more.

16th February 2015: The latest IRIS Opinion Poll asked Illawarra residents what issues are most important in deciding who to vote for in the 2015 NSW State Election. Read more.

16th September 2014: IRIS Research has released its annual Statistical Guide to the Illawarra Region, an easy reference, pocket sized pamphlet containing various historical and current statistical tables on a wide variety of demographic and economic data for the Illawarra region. Read more.

2nd July 2014: IRIS has opened a second office, located centrally in Parramatta CBD. Contact details for our new office can be found here.

11th November 2013: IRIS has released Transition Illawarra - Where Will the Jobs Come From? which provides a picture of what Illawarra's employment may look like over the next 20 years. Read more.

20th September 2013: Members can now view the presentation slides from the Annual Economic Outlook Luncheon here.

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