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8750.0 - Dwelling Unit Commencements, Australia, Preliminary, Sep 2010  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 14/12/2010   
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SEPTEMBER KEY FIGURES

Sep qtr 10
Jun qtr 10 to Sep qtr 10
Sep qtr 09 to Sep qtr 10
no.
%
%

Trend Estimates

Total dwelling units commenced
41 997
-3.8
18.1
New private sector houses
25 949
-4.5
1.8
New private sector other residential building
12 038
1.6
49.3

Seasonally Adjusted Estimates

Total dwelling units commenced
39 399
-13.2
12.4
New private sector houses
25 771
-4.3
2.7
New private sector other residential building
11 112
-13.5
39.3


Dwelling units commenced
Graph: Dwelling units commenced

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




SEPTEMBER KEY POINTS


TOTAL DWELLING UNITS
  • The trend estimate for the total number of dwelling units commenced fell 3.8% in the September quarter 2010 following a rise of 0.2% in the June quarter 2010.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for the total number of dwelling units commenced fell 13.2% in the September quarter following a rise of 2.1% in the June quarter.


NEW HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for new private sector house commencements fell 4.5% in the September quarter following a fall of 2.8% in the June quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for new private sector house commencements fell 4.3% in the September quarter following a fall of 4.5% in the June quarter.


OTHER RESIDENTIAL BUILDING
  • The trend estimate for new private sector other residential building commencements rose 1.6% in the September quarter following a rise of 6.7% in the June quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for new private sector other residential building fell 13.5% in the September quarter following a rise of 16.8% in the June quarter.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
December 2010 16 March 2011
March 2011 15 June 2011



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 20 January 2011.


SIGNIFICANT REVISIONS THIS ISSUE

Compared to the estimates published in Building Activity, Australia, June quarter 2010 (cat. no. 8752.0) released on 13 October 2010:
  • the total number of dwellings commenced in Australia during June quarter 2010 has been revised upwards by 439 (+1.0%).
  • the number of new private sector houses commenced in Australia during the June quarter 2010 has been revised downwards by 68 (-0.3%).
  • the number of new private sector other residential dwelling units commenced in Australia during the June quarter 2010 has been revised upwards by 330 (+2.7%).


INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Jason Atkinson on Adelaide (08) 8237 7334.


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