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8750.0 - Dwelling Unit Commencements, Australia, Preliminary, Jun 2009  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 15/09/2009   
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Jun qtr 09
Mar qtr 09 to Jun qtr 09
Jun qtr 08 to Jun qtr 09

New private sector houses
22 538
New private sector other residential building
6 459
Private sector conversion, etc.
Public sector dwellings
1 063
Total dwelling units
30 322

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)

  • The total number of dwelling units commenced rose 5.9% in the June quarter 2009, to 30,322.
  • New private sector house commencements rose 16.1%, to 22,538. Commencements rose in states and territories other than Western Australia.
  • New private sector other residential building fell 20.1%, to 6,459. This follows a revised fall of 14.2%, to 8,080 in the March quarter.
  • The total number of public sector dwellings commenced rose 21.1%, to 1,063. Falls in Victoria and South Australia were more than offset by gains in the remaining states and territories.
Graph: Dwelling unit commencements, original

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