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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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Sep qtr 08
Jun qtr 08 to Sep qtr 08
Sep qtr 07 to Sep qtr 08

New private sector houses
25 148
New private sector other residential building
10 706
Private sector conversion, etc.
Public sector dwellings
1 061
Total dwelling units
37 151

  • 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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