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8750.0 - Dwelling Unit Commencements, Australia, Preliminary, Mar 2010  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 16/06/2010   
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Mar qtr 10
Dec qtr 09 to Mar qtr 10
Mar qtr 09 to Mar qtr 10

New private sector houses
25 188
New private sector other residential building
9 558
Private sector conversion, etc.
Public sector dwellings
4 222
Total dwelling units
39 112

  • The total number of dwelling units commenced fell 7.7% in the March quarter 2010, to 39,112.
  • New private sector house commencements fell 16.1%, to 25,188. Commencements fell in states and territories other than Western Australia.
  • New private sector other residential building fell 6.4%, to 9,558. This follows a revised rise of 23.2%, to 10,213 in the December quarter.
  • The total number of public sector dwellings commenced rose 117.1%, to 4,222. Commencements rose in states and territories other than South Australia, Western Australia and Tasmania.
Graph: Dwelling unit commencements, original

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