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8750.0 - Dwelling Unit Commencements, Australia, Preliminary, Jun 2011  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 14/09/2011   
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DWELLING UNIT COMMENCEMENTS ORIGINAL


ORIGINAL ESTIMATES

Jun qtr 11
Mar qtr 11 to Jun qtr 11
Jun qtr 10 to Jun qtr 11
no.
%
%

New private sector houses
22 668
7.6
-15.5
New private sector other residential building
13 128
-7.5
3.4
Private sector conversion, etc.
295
60.3
81.2
Public sector dwellings
1 068
-25.1
-80.0
Total dwelling units
37 159
0.8
-17.5

  • The total number of dwelling units commenced rose 0.8% in the June quarter 2011, to 37,159.
  • Victoria (+11.6%), South Australia (+13.9%) and the Australian Capital Territory (+50.1%) were the only states and territories to show increases in the total number of dwelling unit commencements in the June quarter.
  • New private sector house commencements rose 7.6% to 22,668.
  • New private sector house commencements fell in Western Australia (-9.7%) and the Australian Capital Territory (-3.6%) and were flat in the Northern Territory. All other states and territories rose.
  • New private sector other residential building fell 7.5%, to 13,128. This follows a revised rise of 7.7% in the March quarter.
  • The total number of public sector dwellings commenced fell by 25.1% to 1,068, the lowest since June 2009.
  • Public sector dwelling unit commencements fell in Victoria, Queensland, Tasmania, the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory this quarter.
Graph: Dwelling unit commencements, original


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