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!

Global Coworking Growth Study 2019

https://www.coworkingresources.org/blog/key-figures-coworking-growth

Coworking Resources.

Australia is ranked as the sixth fastest-growing market for coworking (see table 5). Melbourne is ranked as the 9th top city in the world for coworking; Sydney is ranked 13th; and Brisbane is ranked 46th (see tables 6 and 7).

Year of publication: 2019.

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

https://researchbank.rmit.edu.au/view/rmit:162442

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?

http://apo.org.au/node/128486

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

https://www.theinstantgroup.com/en-gb/insights/the-first-comprehensive-review-of-asia-pacific-flexible-workspace-market/

The Instant Group

Year of publication: 2018.

CBRE Pacific Corporate Coworking Survey – The Future is Flexible

https://www.cbre.com.au/research-reports/Australia-Major-Report—CBRE-Pacific-Corporate-Coworking-Survey—The-Future-is-Flexible-Nov-2018

CBRE.

Year of publication: 2018.

The Flexible Workspace Outlook Report 2019: APAC

http://flexiblespace.colliers.com

Colliers International.

Year of publication: 2019.

The Flexible Workspace Outlook Report 2018: APAC

http://www.colliers.com/-/media/files/apac/asia/Colliers-FlexibleWorkspace2018-APAC.pdf

Colliers International.

Year of publication: 2018.

The Flexible Workspace Outlook Report 2017: APAC

http://www.colliers.com/sitecore/shell/-/media/files/marketresearch/apac/asia/ColliersFlexibleWorkspaceReport2017APAC-6.pdf

Colliers International.

Year of publication: 2017.

The Australian Coworking Market Report 2018-2019

https://www.office-hub.com.au/2019/09/the-australian-coworking-market-report-2019/

Office Hub.

Year of publication: 2019.

The Australian Coworking Market Report 2017-2018

https://www.office-hub.com.au/2018/09/dramatic-shift-australian-coworking-market/

Office Hub.

Year of publication: 2018.

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

http://sbi.sydney.edu.au/coworking-spaces-australia/

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

Year of publication: 2017.

Culture Clash: Flexible workspace, coworking & the future

http://www.knightfrank.com.au/research/culture-clash-flexible-workspace-coworking-the-future-august-2017-4905.aspx

Kimberley Paterson and John Preece. Knight Frank.

Year of publication: 2017.

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

https://www.industry.nsw.gov.au/business-and-industry-in-nsw/assistance-and-support/smart-work-hubs

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

http://www.jll.com.au/australia/en-au/research/445/the-future-of-work-and-workplace

JLL Australia.

Year of publication: 2016.

Startup Muster

2018 Report

https://www.startupmuster.com/reports(modal:report-download/2018)

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

Year of publication: 2018.

2017 Report

https://www.startupmuster.com/reports(modal:report-download/2017)

See pages: 10, 12, 24 and 25.

Year of publication: 2017.

2016 Report

https://www.startupmuster.com/reports(modal:report-download/2016)

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

Year of publication: 2017.

2015 Report

https://www.startupmuster.com/reports(modal:report-download/2015)

See pages: 7 and 16.

Year of publication: 2015.

StartupAUS Crossroads

2018 Report: Crossroads V

https://startupaus.org/document/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).

Startup Genome

Global Startup Ecosystem Report 2019

https://startupgenome.com/all-reports

Startup Genome.

Brief mention of coworking, see page: 131 (focus on Sydney).

Year of publication: 2019.

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

https://startupgenome.com/all-reports

Startup Genome.

See page: 198 (focus on Melbourne).

Year of publication: 2018.