8750.0 - Dwelling Unit Commencements, Australia, Preliminary, Mar 2008  
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DWELLING UNIT COMMENCEMENTS ORIGINAL


ORIGINAL ESTIMATES

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

New private sector houses
23 107
-17.0
-2.4
New private sector other residential building
10 526
-15.1
12.0
Private sector conversion, etc.
381
-24.4
44.7
Public sector dwellings
950
7.1
13.9
Total dwelling units
34 963
-16.0
2.3

  • The total number of dwelling units commenced fell 16.0% in the March quarter 2008, to 34,963.
  • New private sector house commencements fell 17.0%, to 23,107. Commencements fell in states and territories other than South Australia.
  • New private sector other residential building fell 15.1%, to 10,526. This follows a revised increase of 1.9%, to 12,398 in the December quarter.
  • The total number of public sector dwellings commenced rose 7.1%, to 950. Commencements rose in states and territories other than Victoria, Queensland, South Australia and the Australian Capital Territory.
Graph: Dwelling unit commencements, original