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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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DWELLING UNIT COMMENCEMENTS ORIGINAL


ORIGINAL ESTIMATES

Jun qtr 09
Mar qtr 09 to Jun qtr 09
Jun qtr 08 to Jun qtr 09
no.
%
%

New private sector houses
22 538
16.1
-16.4
New private sector other residential building
6 459
-20.1
-44.7
Private sector conversion, etc.
261
-
-8.2
Public sector dwellings
1 063
21.1
18.7
Total dwelling units
30 322
5.9
-23.9

- 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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