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8750.0 - Dwelling Unit Commencements, Australia, Preliminary, Jun 2009  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 15/09/2009   
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JUNE KEY FIGURES

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

Trend Estimates

Total dwelling units commenced
30 066
-4.1
-23.0
New private sector houses
21 723
-0.8
-15.7
New private sector other residential building
7 045
-14.4
-41.4

Seasonally Adjusted Estimates

Total dwelling units commenced
30 411
-3.7
-24.1
New private sector houses
22 347
3.7
-16.5
New private sector other residential building
6 741
-22.9
-44.4


Dwelling units commenced
Graph: Dwelling units commenced

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




JUNE KEY POINTS


TOTAL DWELLING UNITS
  • The trend estimate for the total number of dwelling units commenced fell 4.1% in the June quarter 2009 following a fall of 6.3% in the March quarter 2009.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for the total number of dwelling units commenced fell 3.7% in the June quarter which follows a revised fall of 2.1% in the March quarter.


NEW HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for new private sector house commencements fell 0.8% in the June quarter following a fall of 3.6% in the March quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for new private sector house commencements rose 3.7% in the June quarter following a revised fall of 3.5% in the March quarter.


OTHER RESIDENTIAL BUILDING
  • The trend for new private sector other residential building commencements fell 14.4% in the June quarter which follows a fall of 14.4% in the March quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for new private sector other residential building fell 22.9% in the June quarter following a revised fall of 1.8% in the March quarter.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
September 2009 15 December 2009
December 2009 17 March 2010



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 14 October 2009.


SIGNIFICANT REVISIONS THIS ISSUE

Compared to the estimates published in Building Activity, Australia, March quarter 2009 (cat. no. 8752.0) released on 15 July 2009:
  • the total number of dwellings commenced in Australia during March quarter 2009 has been revised upwards by 566 (+2.0%).
  • the number of new private sector houses commenced in Australia during the March quarter 2009 has been revised downwards by 155 (-0.8%).
  • the number of new private sector other residential dwelling units commenced in Australia during the March quarter 2009 has been revised upwards by 662 (+8.9%).


INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Willie Hynd on Adelaide (08) 8237 7645.


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