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8750.0 - Dwelling Unit Commencements, Australia, Preliminary, Dec 2006  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 20/03/2007   
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DWELLING UNIT COMMENCEMENTS ORIGINAL


ORIGINAL ESTIMATES

Dec qtr 06
Sep qtr 06
to Dec qtr 06
Dec qtr 05
to Dec qtr 06
no.
%
%

New private sector houses
26 977
-3.6
5.6
New private sector other residential building
10 971
4.2
5.4
Private sector conversion, etc.
326
-32.1
38.0
Public sector dwellings
742
-27.3
-7.3
Total dwelling units
39 015
-2.5
5.4

  • The total number of dwelling units commenced fell by 2.5% in the December quarter 2006, to 39,015.
  • New private sector house commencements fell by 3.6%, to 26,977. Commencements rose in New South Wales, South Australia, Tasmania and the Australian Capital Territory.
  • New private sector other residential building rose by 4.2%, to 10,971. Commencements rose in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and the Northern Territory.
  • The total number of public sector dwellings commenced fell by 27.3%, to 742.
Graph: Dwelling unit commencements, original

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