State versus state
I expect to see national population growth having steadied to a bit above 300,000 per annum, driven largely by Melbourne and Sydney.
However, these are historic figures and as I have previously noted here and here, strong capital city population growth will be underpinned going forward by the targeting of international students and a deliberate relaxation of the associated visa process.
Also this week will see the release of the ABS Residential Property Price Indexes for Q1 2016.
Although this market release is also historic in nature, the figures generally do command attention, being considered the "official" market data for house and apartment prices.
Market consensus expects to see steady growth in prices of around +0.8 per cent for the quarter, but with the usual wide variations between the capital cities.
I looked at the Q4 2015 figures here when nationally prices were up modestly and Brisbane racked up its 14th consecutive quarterly gain.
There's a suggestion that on a city-wide level Brisbane prices may have been flat or slightly down in the first quarter, with the high rise apartment sector acting as a drag on the results for the wider market.