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8750.0 - Dwelling Unit Commencements, Australia, Preliminary, Jun 2007  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 13/09/2007   
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DWELLING UNIT COMMENCEMENTS ORIGINAL


ORIGINAL ESTIMATES

Jun qtr 07
Mar qtr 07
to Jun qtr 07
Jun qtr 06
to Jun qtr 07
no.
%
%

New private sector houses
25 157
6.4
-1.3
New private sector other residential building
9 947
6.3
-9.2
Private sector conversion, etc.
463
77.4
25.2
Public sector dwellings
885
6.2
3.1
Total dwelling units
36 453
7.0
-3.3

  • The total number of dwelling units commenced rose 7.0% in the June quarter 2007, to 36,453.
  • New private sector house commencements rose 6.4%, to 25,157. Commencements rose in all states and territories other than New South Wales, Western Australia and Tasmania.
  • New private sector other residential building rose 6.3%, to 9,947. Commencements rose in Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia, and the Australian Capital Territory but fell in New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania and the Northern Territory.
  • The total number of public sector dwellings commenced rose 6.2%, to 885. This follows a revised increase of 13.0%, to 833 in the March quarter 2007.
Graph: Dwelling unit commencements, original

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