The Centre for Population and Urban Research is an independent research organisation within the School of Political and Social Inquiry in the Arts Faculty of Monash University. Its funding derives mainly from external research grants and consultancies. It has prepared reports for a number of Commonwealth, State and Local Government agencies, professional bodies and corporations.
The Centre has the research expertise to conduct consultancies across a variety of demographic, urban, labour market and related fields. It has specialised in relating population and household projections to labour market issues (particularly education and training needs), resource use issues (including projected demand for land and water), and housing and urban planning outcomes.
The Centre maintains a large customised database relevant to these issues, with particular reference to international movements to and from Australia, enrolments and completions in schools and universities in Australia and population movements within Australia.