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8750.0 - Dwelling Unit Commencements, Australia, Preliminary, Dec 2007  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 19/03/2008   
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DWELLING UNIT COMMENCEMENTS ORIGINAL


ORIGINAL ESTIMATES

Dec qtr 07
Sep qtr 07 to Dec qtr 07
Dec qtr 06 to Dec qtr 07
no.
%
%

New private sector houses
28 199
3.9
3.6
New private sector other residential building
11 467
-4.8
-3.9
Private sector conversion, etc.
506
47.1
64.7
Public sector dwellings
901
-27.7
22.2
Total dwelling units
41 073
0.7
2.2

  • The total number of dwelling units commenced rose 0.7% in the December quarter 2007, to 41,073.
  • New private sector house commencements rose 3.9%, to 28,199. Commencements rose in states and territories other than South Australia, Western Australia and the Northern Territory.
  • New private sector other residential building fell 4.8%, to 11,467. This follows a revised increase of 15.4%, to 12,046 in the September quarter.
  • The total number of public sector dwellings commenced fell 27.7%, to 901. Commencements fell in states and territories other than Victoria, Tasmania and the Northern Territory.
Graph: Dwelling unit commencements, original


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