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8750.0 - Dwelling Unit Commencements, Australia, Preliminary, Jun 2012  
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 12/09/2012  Final
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JUNE KEY FIGURES

Jun qtr 12
Mar qtr 12 to Jun qtr 12
Jun qtr 11 to Jun qtr 12
no.
%
%

Trend Estimates

Total dwelling units commenced
33 125
-2.1
-14.0
New private sector houses
20 404
-3.6
-11.1
New private sector other residential building
12 087
1.3
-14.1

Seasonally Adjusted Estimates

Total dwelling units commenced
34 116
4.6
-10.8
New private sector houses
20 523
-1.7
-10.7
New private sector other residential building
13 011
19.0
-4.9


Dwelling units commenced
Graph: Dwelling units commenced

Private dwellings commenced, Trend estimates
Graph: Private Sector Dwellings Commenced




JUNE KEY POINTS


DWELLING UNITS COMMENCED
  • The trend estimate for the total number of dwelling units commenced fell 2.1% in the June quarter 2012 following a fall of 3.3% in the March quarter 2012.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for the total number of dwelling units commenced rose 4.6% in the June quarter following a fall of 7.8% in the March quarter.


NEW PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for new private sector house commencements fell 3.6% in the June quarter following a fall of 3.5% in the March quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for new private sector house commencements fell 1.7% in the June quarter following a fall of 5.7% in the March quarter.


NEW PRIVATE SECTOR OTHER RESIDENTIAL BUILDING
  • The trend estimate for new private sector other residential building commencements rose 1.3% in the June quarter following a fall of 1.6% in the March quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for new private sector other residential building rose 19.0% in the June quarter following a fall of 11.3% in the March quarter.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
No forthcoming issue



ABOUT THIS ISSUE

This publication provides an early indication of trends in the number of dwelling units commenced. The data are estimates based on a response rate of approximately 90% of a sample of building jobs collected in the Building Activity Survey. More comprehensive and updated results will be released in Building Activity, Australia (cat. no. 8752.0), on 17 October 2012.

This is the final release of this publication and all associated spreadsheets (cat. no. 8750.0). Data released in this publication will continue to be released in Building Activity, Australia (cat. no. 8752.0). For questions or concerns related to the discontinuation of this publication please contact the Building Activity section on (08) 8237 7647.


SIGNIFICANT REVISIONS THIS ISSUE

Compared to the estimates published in Building Activity, Australia, March quarter 2012 (cat. no. 8752.0) released on 18 July 2012:
  • the total number of dwellings commenced in Australia during March quarter 2012 has been revised upwards by 1,708 (+6.1%).
  • the number of new private sector houses commenced in Australia during the March quarter 2012 has been revised upwards by 482 (+2.6%).
  • the number of new private sector other residential dwelling units commenced in Australia during the March quarter 2012 has been revised upwards by 1,235 (+13.9%).


INQUIRIES

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