We’ve compiled a handy summary of research, with a particular focus on reports that include coverage of the Australian coworking industry.

If you know of other useful research not listed below, please let us know!

A theory of coworking: entrepreneurial communities, immaterial commons and working futures


Julian Maurice Waters-Lynch. School of Management, College of Business, RMIT University.

Year of publication: 2018.

Coworking and an outer-urban community: what can we learn from a grassroots community coworking hub?


Dr Emsie Arnoldi (RMIT University), Dr Rachelle Bosua (University of Melbourne), Associate-Professor Vanessa Cooper (RMIT University), Associate-Professor Cathy Greenfield (RMIT University) and Dr Huck-Ying Ch’ng (RMIT University).

Year of publication: 2018.

APAC Flex Market – The fastest growing region in the world


The Instant Group

Year of publication: 2018.

CBRE Pacific Corporate Coworking Survey – The Future is Flexible



Year of publication: 2018.

The Flexible Workspace Outlook Report 2018: APAC


Colliers International.

Year of publication: 2018.

The Australian Coworking Market Report 2017-2018


Office Hub.

Year of publication: 2018.

Coworking Spaces Australia: The new places where people work, businesses grow, and corporates connect.


Tim Mahlberg and Kai Riemer. University of Sydney Business School.

Year of publication: 2017.

Culture Clash: Flexible workspace, coworking & the future


Kimberley Paterson and John Preece. Knight Frank.

Year of publication: 2017.

Smart work hubs: The benefits, potential demand and possible models


Direct link to report: https://www.industry.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0004/146776/Smart-work-hubs-report.pdf

Associate Professor Martin Fitzgerald, Dr Ashish Malik and Dr P J Rosenberger III. The University of Newcastle.

Year of publication: 2017.

The future of work and workplace


JLL Australia.

Year of publication: 2016.

Startup Muster

2018 Report


See pages: 12, 18, 24, 29 and 31.

Year of publication: 2018.

2017 Report


See pages: 10, 12, 24 and 25.

Year of publication: 2017.

2016 Report


See pages: 8, 9, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22 and 24.

Year of publication: 2017.

2015 Report


See pages: 7 and 16.

Year of publication: 2015.

StartupAUS Crossroads

2018 Report: Crossroads V


See pages: 6 (page 4 in PDF document); 24 and 25 (13 in PDF); 44 (23 in PDF); 57 (29 in PDF); 65 (33 in PDF); 66 (34 in PDF); 70 (36 in PDF); and 76 (39 in PDF).

Global Startup Ecosystem Report 2018: Succeeding in the New Era of Technology


Startup Genome.

See page: 198 (focus on Melbourne).

Year of publication: 2018.