New South Wales has surged up a league table ranking housing construction markets in Australia, while Western Australia continues to lead and some weaker states start to recover ground, according to the latest scorecard measuring residential relative conditions in residential building.

Published by the Housing Industry Association, the bi-annual HIA Housing Scorecard measures ranks the performance of each state and territory over the past quarter on 14 criteria including detached house building, multi-dwelling building, renovations, construction labour force, housing finance and turnover of established homes. The scorecard assigns each state a…