8750.0 - Dwelling Unit Commencements, Australia, Preliminary, Mar 2007  
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DWELLING UNIT COMMENCEMENTS ORIGINAL


ORIGINAL ESTIMATES

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

New private sector houses
23 414
-14.3
2.5
New private sector other residential building
10 157
-11.1
-6.5
Private sector conversion, etc.
264
-14.3
-27.0
Public sector dwellings
820
10.5
15.7
Total dwelling units
34 654
-12.9
-0.4

  • 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