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8750.0 - Dwelling Unit Commencements, Australia, Preliminary, Sep 2008  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 16/12/2008   
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DWELLING UNIT COMMENCEMENTS ORIGINAL


ORIGINAL ESTIMATES

Sep qtr 08
Jun qtr 08 to Sep qtr 08
Sep qtr 07 to Sep qtr 08
no.
%
%

New private sector houses
25 148
-6.6
-7.4
New private sector other residential building
10 706
-7.4
-12.0
Private sector conversion, etc.
235
-17.3
-31.7
Public sector dwellings
1 061
14.5
-14.9
Total dwelling units
37 151
-6.4
-9.2

  • The total number of dwelling units commenced fell 6.4% in the September quarter 2008, to 37,151.
  • New private sector house commencements fell 6.6%, to 25,148. Commencements fell in all states and territories other than Victoria, South Australia and the Northern Territory.
  • New private sector other residential building fell 7.4%, to 10,706. This follows a revised rise of 0.9%, to 11,564 in the June quarter.
  • The total number of public sector dwellings commenced rose 14.5%, to 1,061. Commencements rose in Victoria, Western Australia, Tasmania and the Australian Capital Territory.
Graph: Dwelling unit commencements, original


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