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8750.0 - Dwelling Unit Commencements, Australia, Preliminary, Sep 2011  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 13/12/2011   
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DWELLING UNIT COMMENCEMENTS ORIGINAL


ORIGINAL ESTIMATES

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

New private sector houses
23 257
1.7
-12.1
New private sector other residential building
12 208
-12.6
-0.9
Private sector conversion, etc.
323
5.2
6.2
Public sector dwellings
1 213
9.6
-65.2
Total dwelling units
37 000
-3.3
-13.1

  • The total number of dwelling units commenced fell 3.3% in the September quarter 2011, to 37,000.
  • Queensland (+16.4%) and the Northern Territory (+30.7%) were the only states or territories to experience an increase in dwelling unit commencements this quarter. The largest decreases were seen in Tasmania (-18.5) and the Australian Capital Territory (-9.5%).
  • New private sector house commencements rose 1.7% to 23,257
  • New largest rises in private sector house commencements were experienced in the Northern Territory (11.4%), Queensland (10.8%) and Western Australia (5.3%) while the largest falls occurred in Tasmania (-17.8%), South Australia (-14.9%) and the Australian Capital Territory (-12.1%).
  • New private sector other residential building fell 12.6%, to 12,208. This follows a fall of 1.6% in the June quarter.
  • The total number of public sector dwellings commenced rose by 9.6% to 1,213.
  • The largest falls in public sector dwelling unit commencements were in the Northern Territory (-59.0%), Tasmania (-45.0%) and New South Wales (-41.4%) while Victoria rose by 125.1% this quarter.
Graph: Dwelling unit commencements, original


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