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8750.0 - Dwelling Unit Commencements, Australia, Preliminary, Jun 2008  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 15/09/2008   
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DWELLING UNIT COMMENCEMENTS ORIGINAL


ORIGINAL ESTIMATES

Jun qtr 08
Mar qtr 08 to Jun qtr 08
Jun qtr 07 to Jun qtr 08
no.
%
%

New private sector houses
26 674
14.3
5.3
New private sector other residential building
10 111
-12.1
-3.9
Private sector conversion, etc.
294
-23.2
-33.7
Public sector dwellings
889
-8.3
-3.3
Total dwelling units
37 968
4.9
2.0

  • The total number of dwelling units commenced rose 4.9% in the June quarter 2008, to 37,968.
  • New private sector house commencements rose 14.3%, to 26,674. Commencements rose in all states and territories.
  • New private sector other residential building fell 12.1%, to 10,111. This follows a revised fall of 7.2%, to 11,508 in the March quarter.
  • The total number of public sector dwellings commenced fell 8.3%, to 889. Commencements fell in states and territories other than Queensland.
Graph: Dwelling unit commencements, original


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