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4102.0 - Australian Social Trends, 2004  
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National and state summary tables


HOUSING: NATIONAL SUMMARY

HOUSING STOCK

Units
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003

1
Number of occupied
private dwellings
'000
6,446
6,579
6,668
6,762
6,910
7,015
7,127
7,250
7,393
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
2
Public sector dwellings
completed
'000
11.1
9.9
7.8
6.8
6.0
4.4
5.4
4.8
3.8
3.6
3.3
3
Private sector dwellings
completed
'000
145.2
157.3
162.4
129.1
113.4
127.2
136.7
150.5
130.1
127.7
149.2
Dwelling structure -
selected(a)
4
Separate house
%
n.a.
79.4
n.a.
r79.7
r80.0
r79.4
79.5
79.4
78.1
n.a.
n.y.a.
5
Semidetached
%
n.a.
7.9
n.a.
r7.9
r7.8
r8.6
8.9
9.8
9.9
n.a.
n.y.a.
6
Flat
%
n.a.
12.5
n.a.
r11.7
r11.5
r11.5
11.1
10.0
11.3
n.a.
n.y.a.
Housing utilisation
7
Average persons
per household
no.
n.a.
2.6
n.a.
r2.7
r2.7
r2.7
2.6
2.6
2.6
n.a.
n.y.a.
8
Average bedrooms
per dwelling
no.
n.a.
2.9
n.a.
r3.0
2.9
3.0
3.0
3.0
3.0
n.a.
n.y.a.
9
Households with
two or more bedrooms
above requirements
%
n.a.
32.6
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
36.8
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
10
Households with
insufficient bedrooms
%
n.a.
4.9
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
3.7
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.

TENURE AND LANDLORD TYPE(b)

Units
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003

11
Owner without a
mortgage
%
n.a.
41.8
n.a.
r42.8
r41.3
r39.5
38.8
38.6
38.2
n.a.
n.y.a.
12
Owner with a mortgage
%
n.a.
28.3
n.a.
r28.1
r28.3
r30.9
31.3
32.1
32.1
n.a.
n.y.a.
13
Renter - state housing
authority
%
n.a.
6.2
n.a.
r6.0
r5.6
r5.8
5.1
5.8
5.0
n.a.
n.y.a.
14
Renter - private landlord
%
n.a.
19.0
n.a.
r19.0
r20.4
r20.0
20.3
19.9
21.0
n.a.
n.y.a.

HOUSING COSTS

Units
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003

Persons in households
with housing stress
15
Renters
%
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
3.0
3.2
3.4
n.a.
3.0
3.2
n.a.
n.y.a.
16
Total households
%
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
6.1
5.7
6.3
n.a.
5.5
5.8
n.a.
n.y.a.
Rental
17
Mean weekly public
rent
$
n.a.
62
n.a.
62
r66
r62
68
71
73
n.a.
n.y.a.
18
Mean weekly private
rent
$
n.a.
141
n.a.
r149
r154
157
167
166
173
n.a.
n.y.a.
19
Rental cost index
index no.
107.2
107.9
108.9
111.7
115.1
118.5
122.0
125.4
129.3
133.1
136.6
Construction/
purchase
20
Housing interest rate
%
9.9
8.9
10.0
10.3
8.3
6.7
6.6
7.0
7.6
6.3
6.5
21
First home buyers
- average loan(c)
$'000
78.5
86.3
92.9
94.6
104.6
109.9
127.6
133.1
124.8
145.3
162.2
22
Project home price
index
index no.
103.0
105.8
108.1
109.5
109.2
110.3
113.1
120.7
134.9
138.1
144.1
23
Established house price
index
index no.
106.0
109.1
112.6
112.7
115.1
122.8
130.4
142.3
152.8
178.0
209.9
24
Materials used in house
building price index(c)
index no.
106.9
112.0
115.4
115.7
116.1
118.2
119.5
122.8
124.4
126.0
130.5
Finance
commitments
Construction/purchase
of new dwellings
25
Number
'000
111
124
103
85
89
97
94
94
71
98
82
26
Value
$m
8,200
r10,522
r9,500
r8,264
r9,303
r11,288
r12 157
r13,457
10,131
15,043
14,343
Purchase of
established dwellings
27
Number
'000
342
420
348
366
393
385
395
455
484
533
548
28
Value
$m
r28,578
r37,310
r32,806
r35,414
r40,676
r43,375
r49,342
r61,495
64,293
81,439
92,348
29
Value for alterations
and additions
$m
r1,642
2,899
3,477
r3,509
3,039
2,779
2,821
3,321
r3,108
4,083
5,182

HOUSING ASSISTANCE

Units
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003

30
Public sector rental
dwelling stock
'000
377
384
389
393
400
381
386
363
359
354
348
31
Applicants on housing
waiting lists
'000
232
235
235
236
221
218
184
213
222
223
208
32
Applicants
accommodated
'000
54
55
53
51
47
42
41
41
40
37
33
33
Income units receiving
private rental
assistance
'000
r950
r969
r983
1,042
1,049
979
r1,026
992
1,029
996
995
34
Mean fortnightly rental
assistance received
$
n.a
n.a
n.a
n.a
63
59
61
62
68
72
75
35
Mean fortnightly rent
paid by rental
assistance recipients
$
n.a
n.a
n.a
n.a
219
217
221
225
239
253
264

(a) Components do not total 100% because other dwellings are not included.
(b) Components do not total 100% because other renters (paying rent to the manager of a caravan park, an employer, a housing cooperative, or a church or community group), as well as other types of tenure (rent free and others), are not included.
(c) Measured at original prices.
Reference periods: All data are for the financial year ending 30 June except:
Data for indicators 1 and 21 are at June 30.
Data for indicators 4-14, 17-18 and 31 vary according to the timing of the surveys within each year.
HOUSING: STATE SUMMARY

HOUSING STOCK

Units
Years
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT(a)
ACT
Aust.

1
Number of occupied private
dwellings
'000
2001
2,434
1,818
1,406
614
739
191
69
123
7,393
2
Public sector dwellings
completed
'000
2002-03
0.6
0.5
0.5
0.4
1.0
0.1
0.3
0.1
3.3
3
Private sector dwellings
completed
'000
2002-03
42.5
42.6
33.2
8.6
17.3
1.8
0.8
2.4
149.2
Dwelling structure
- selected(b)
4
Separate house
%
2000-01
74.1
81.1
78.1
79.6
80.5
88.4
67.6
78.6
78.1
5
Semidetached
%
2000-01
9.9
8.7
8.4
12.4
14.1
3.9
*16.4
15.8
9.9
6
Flat
%
2000-01
15.0
10.0
12.1
7.8
5.4
6.7
*13.6
*5.3
11.3
Housing utilisation
7
Average persons per
household
no.
2000-01
2.7
2.6
2.5
2.4
2.6
2.4
2.6
2.7
2.6
8
Average bedrooms per dwelling
no.
2000-01
3.0
3.0
3.0
2.9
3.2
3.0
2.8
3.3
3.0
9
Households with two or more
bedrooms above requirements
%
1999
35.8
33.1
39.4
35.7
44.8
37.9
22.0
40.2
36.8
10
Households with insufficient
bedrooms
%
1999
4.4
r4.3
3.3
2.4
2.2
1.6
*6.3
3.0
3.7

TENURE AND LANDLORD TYPE(c)

Units
Years
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT(a)
ACT
Aust.

11
Owner without a mortgage
%
2000-01
40.2
39.5
34.2
40.6
35.2
42.0
21.1
33.7
38.2
12
Owner with a mortgage
%
2000-01
29.6
35.0
29.8
34.7
35.3
29.0
30.5
41.6
32.1
13
Renter - state housing authority
%
2000-01
5.0
4.4
4.4
6.1
4.1
9.5
*15.4
7.0
5.0
14
Renter - private landlord
%
2000-01
21.4
17.9
28.2
14.0
21.2
15.7
28.0
16.0
21.0

HOUSING COSTS

Units
Years
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT(a)
ACT
Aust.

Persons in households
with housing stress
15
Renters
%
2000-01
2.9
2.9
5.2
1.7
2.6
1.8
2.3
0.3
3.2
16
Total households
%
2000-01
6.0
5.6
7.8
3.6
4.7
4.1
2.3
0.3
5.8
Rental
17
Mean weekly public rent
$
2000-01
79
74
65
70
61
69
99
74
73
18
Mean weekly private rent
$
2000-01
208
163
159
132
144
116
203
180
173
19
Rental cost index
index no.
2002-03
142.6
138.2
122.9
135.3
120.5
125.0
124.5
138.1
136.6
Construction/purchase
20
First home buyers
- average loan(d)
$'000
2003
203.8
166.0
143.2
120.6
131.6
83.0
130.5
176.3
162.2
21
Project home price index(e)
index no.
2002-03
145.2
147.2
142.9
155.9
132.9
158.5
167.2
171.4
144.1
22
Established house price
index(e)
index no.
2002-03
233.0
216.4
211.8
182.6
164.4
157.1
218.2
207.2
209.9
23
Materials used in house building
price index(d)(e)
index no.
2002-03
137.2
128.4
127.6
135.7
123.0
133.7
n.a.
n.a.
130.5
Finance commitments
Construction/purchase of
new dwellings
24
Number
'000
2002-03
19.1
23.4
17.7
6.5
12.5
1.4
0.4
1.1
82.1
25
Value
$m
2002-03
4,200
3,982
2,889
936
1,886
158
56
235
14,343
Purchase of established
dwellings
26
Number
'000
2002-03
184.6
122.0
105.8
46.8
64.3
12.0
3.7
8.7
548.1
27
Value
$m
2002-03
37,952
20,481
16,302
5,592
8,919
1,116
459
1,528
92,348
28
Value for alterations and
additions
$m
2002-03
2,190
1,251
695
379
430
110
21
106
5,182

HOUSING ASSISTANCE

Units
Years
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.

29
Public sector rental dwelling
stock
'000
2002-03
125.2
64.8
49.6
47.8
31.7
12.0
5.8
11.0
348.0
30
Applicants on housing waiting
lists
'000
2002-03
85.0
39.7
32.3
29.6
13.4
2.7
1.9
3.5
208.1
31
Applicants accommodated
'000
2002-03
10.1
6.7
5.3
3.8
4.4
1.4
0.8
0.9
33.3
32
Income units receiving private
rental assistance
'000
2002-03
333.8
211.8
251.0
68.8
91.0
24.4
5.9
8.5
995.4
33
Mean fortnightly rental
assistance received
$
2002-03
76
74
76
73
74
70
74
71
75
34
Mean fortnightly rent paid by
rental assistance recipients
$
2002-03
283
257
263
242
244
219
269
279
264

(a) Estimates for dwelling structure, tenure type and mean weekly public and private rent for Northern Territory relate to mainly urban areas only.
(b) Components do not total 100% because other dwellings are not included.
(c) Tenure and landlord types do not total 100% because other renters (paying rent to the manager of a caravan park, an employer, a housing cooperative, or a church or community group), as well as other types of tenure (rent free and others), are not included.
(d) Measured at original prices.
(e) State and territory data refer to capital cities only.
Reference periods: All data are for the financial year ending 30 June except:
Data for indicator 1 and 20 are at June 30.
Data for indicators 9-10 are for the period September to December 1999.


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