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8750.0 - Dwelling Unit Commencements, Australia, Preliminary, Mar 2007  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 20/06/2007   
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Mar qtr 07
Dec qtr 06
to Mar qtr 07
Mar qtr 06
to Mar qtr 07

New private sector houses
23 414
New private sector other residential building
10 157
Private sector conversion, etc.
Public sector dwellings
Total dwelling units
34 654

  • The total number of dwelling units commenced fell by 12.9% in the March quarter 2007, to 34,654.
  • New private sector house commencements fell by 14.3%, to 23,414. Commencements fell in all states and territories.
  • New private sector other residential building fell by 11.1%, to 10,157. Commencements fell in states and territories other than New South Wales, Tasmania and the Northern Territory.
  • The total number of public sector dwellings commenced rose by 10.5%, to 820. This follows a revised fall of 27.3%, to 742 in the December quarter 2006.
Graph: Dwelling unit commencements, original

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