The Housing Industry Association has released its annual report 2013 Population and Residential Building Hotspots, which showed that nine of the top 20 Australian Residential Building Hotspots are in Melbourne's suburbs.

For the purposes of the report, the HIA defines a ‘Hotspot’ as an area in which the 2011/12 population growth[1] rate exceeds the national growth rate (1.6 per cent over the year to June 2012) and the value of residential building work approved exceeds certain figures. Those figures are $100…