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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.

29th April 2015: The latest IRIS Profile Illawarra has revealed the WSD's median house price grew by 9.3% to $495,000 with total sales increasing by 8.5% to 3,821. The median price paid for units in this region increased by 9.6% (to $400,000) with 1,799 sales (down 3.8%). Read more.

15th April 2015: The latest edition of the IRIS Illawarra Business Survey revealed local firms recorded stronger business conditions throughout the region when compared to the previous March quarter. The Trading Conditions, Profitability and Overtime Indices all experienced a positive shift. Read more.

30th March 2015: The latest IRIS Illawarra Real Estate Report has revealed Wollongong (up 8.7% to $500,000), Shellharbour (up 10.2% to $439,500), Kiama (up 8.4% to $630,000), Shoalhaven (up 5.9% to $360,000) and Wingecarribee (up 4.3% to $437,000) all experienced higher median house prices during the year to December 2014. 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.

23rd December 2014: The latest edition of the IRIS Research Consumer Sentiment Monitor has revealed that consumer confidence in the Illawarra continued to weaken throughout the three months to December. 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.

16th June 2014: The latest IRIS-AVC ICT Industry Survey has revealed an increase in the number of Illawarra businesses that believe increasing their expenditure on Information and Communications Technology (ICT) is 'at least somewhat' important to improving their business performance (to 46.1%). Read more.

17th February 2014: The latest issue of IRIS-AVC ICT Industry Survey has revealed a greater proportion of local firms have a social media strategy in place compared to the December 2012 quarter. Read more.

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.

7th August 2013: You can hear about the new direction IRIS is taking from Simon Pomfret on our YouTube Channel: IRIS Insight Channel.

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