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8750.0 - Dwelling Unit Commencements, Australia, Preliminary, Sep 2007  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 17/12/2007   
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DWELLING UNIT COMMENCEMENTS ORIGINAL


ORIGINAL ESTIMATES

Sep qtr 07
Jun qtr 07
to Sep qtr 07
Sep qtr 06
to Sep qtr 07
no.
%
%

New private sector houses
27 047
6.8
-4.0
New private sector other residential building
11 305
8.1
6.5
Private sector conversion, etc.
329
-25.2
-31.3
Public sector dwellings
1 240
34.9
21.4
Total dwelling units
39 921
7.5
-0.9

  • The total number of dwelling units commenced rose 7.5% in the September quarter 2007, to 39,921.
  • New private sector house commencements rose 6.8%, to 27,047. Commencements rose in states and territories other than Western Australia, Tasmania and the Northern Territory.
  • New private sector other residential building rose 8.1%, to 11,305. Commencements rose in states and territories other than South Australia.
  • The total number of public sector dwellings commenced rose 34.9%, to 1,240. This follows a revised increase of 10.3%, to 919 in the June quarter.
Graph: Dwelling unit commencements, original

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