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8750.0 - Dwelling Unit Commencements, Australia, Preliminary, Sep 2004  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 16/12/2004   
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SEPTEMBER KEY FIGURES

Sep qtr 04
Jun qtr 04 to Sep qtr 04
Sep qtr 03 to Sep qtr 04
no.
%
%

Trend Estimates

Total dwelling units commenced
40,780
-3.9
-2.3
New private sector houses
26,665
-5.0
-5.3
New private sector other residential building
12,674
-2.2
5.4

Seasonally Adjusted Estimates

Total dwelling units commenced
40,263
-5.8
-2.7
New private sector houses
26,104
-8.7
-8.0
New private sector other residential building
12,543
-2.7
8.9

Dwellings units commenced - Total
Graph: Dwelling units commenced,  Total - Trend and Seasonally Adjusted

Private dwellings commenced, Trend
Graph: Private Sector Dwellings Commenced



SEPTEMBER KEY POINTS


TREND ESTIMATES

  • The trend estimate for the total number of dwelling units commenced fell 3.9% in the September quarter 2004 and is now showing a fall over the last two quarters.
  • New private sector house commencements fell 5.0% in the latest quarter, the third consecutive quarterly fall.
  • New private other residential building commencements fell 2.2% in the September quarter 2004.


SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES
  • In seasonally adjusted terms, the total number of dwelling units commenced fell 5.8%, to 40,263, in the September quarter 2004, the third consecutive quarterly fall.
  • New private sector house commencements fell 8.7%, to 26,104.
  • New private other residential building fell 2.7%, to 12,543, in the September quarter 2004, following a 2.5% fall in the June quarter.


NOTES


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 21 January 2005.



CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

There are no changes in this issue.



SIGNIFICANT REVISIONS THIS ISSUE

The total number of dwelling units commenced in Australia during the June quarter 2004 has been revised downwards by 461 (-1.1%) from the estimate published in Building Activity, Australia, June quarter 2004 (cat. no. 8752.0) released on 13 October 2004.



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SUMMARY COMMENTARY


DWELLING UNIT COMMENCEMENTS,ORIGINAL ESTIMATES

Sep qtr 04
Jun qtr 04 to Sep qtr 04
Sep qtr 03 to Sep qtr 04
no.
%
%

New private sector houses
27,793
-1.1
-7.6
New private sector other residential building
12,887
3.5
9.0
Private sector conversion, etc.
930
94.2
42.1
Public sector dwellings
1,103
37.9
-10.6
Total dwelling units
42,713
2.1
-2.5

  • The total number of dwelling units commenced rose 2.1% in the September quarter 2004, to 42,713.
  • New private sector house commencements fell 1.1%, to 27,793. Commencements fell in Victoria (-11.1%), South Australia (-0.5%), Tasmania (-17.7%) and the Australian Capital Territory (-13.9%).
  • New private sector other residential building rose 3.5%, to 12,887. Rises in Queensland, Western Australia and the Northern Territory were partially offset by falls in the remaining states and territories.
  • The total number of public sector dwellings commenced rose 37.9%, to 1,103.
Graph: DWELLING UNIT COMMENCEMENTS,Original Estimates



DWELLING UNIT COMMENCEMENTS, STATES AND TERRITORIES

NEW SOUTH WALES
Graph: Dwelling unit commencements - New South Wales, Trend and Seasonally Adjusted



The trend estimate of commencements fell in the September quarter 2004 after three quarters of growth.


VICTORIA

Graph: Dwelling unit commencements - Victoria, Trend and Seasonally Adjusted



The trend estimate of commencements has fallen for the last three quarters.


QUEENSLAND

Graph: Dwelling unit commencements - Queensland, Trend and Seasonally Adjusted



The trend estimate of commencements has fallen for the last three quarters, following three quarters of growth.


SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Graph: Dwelling unit commencements - South Australia, Trend and Seasonally Adjusted



The trend estimate of commencements has been flat for the last two years.


WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Graph: Dwelling unit commencements - Western Australia, Trend and Seasonally Adjusted



The trend estimate of commencements fell marginally in the latest quarter after a steady rise which began in the June quarter 2001.


TASMANIA

Graph: Dwelling unit commencements - Tasmania, Trend and Seasonally Adjusted



The trend estimate of commencements has fallen for the first time since the December quarter 2002.


NORTHERN TERRITORY

Graph: Dwelling unit commencements - Northern Territory, Trend



The trend estimate of commencements is now showing growth for past five quarters


AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

Graph: Dwelling unit commencements - Australian Capital Territory, Trend and Seasonally Adjusted



The trend estimate of commencements is now showing falls for the last two quarters.

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