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8750.0 - Dwelling Unit Commencements, Australia, Preliminary, Sep 2009  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 15/12/2009   
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DWELLING UNIT COMMENCEMENTS ORIGINAL


ORIGINAL ESTIMATES

Sep qtr 09
Jun qtr 09 to Sep qtr 09
Sep qtr 08 to Sep qtr 09
no.
%
%

New private sector houses
26 114
15.0
3.3
New private sector other residential building
8 209
21.6
-32.0
Private sector conversion, etc.
258
-0.8
4.7
Public sector dwellings
2 180
110.6
90.5
Total dwelling units
36 761
19.5
-5.1

  • The total number of dwelling units commenced rose 19.5% in the September quarter 2009, to 36,761.
  • New private sector house commencements rose 15.0%, to 26,114. Commencements rose in states and territories other than South Australia and Tasmania.
  • New private sector other residential building rose 21.6%, to 8,209. This follows a revised fall of 17.0%, to 6,751 in the June quarter.
  • The total number of public sector dwellings commenced rose 110.6%, to 2,180. Commencements rose in states and territories other than Tasmania and the Northern Territory.
Graph: Dwelling unit commencements, original


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