5609.0 - Housing Finance, Australia, Jul 2015 Quality Declaration 
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JULY KEY FIGURES

Trend estimates
Seasonally adjusted estimates
Jul 2015
Jun 2015 to Jul 2015
Jul 2015
Jun 2015 to Jul 2015

Value of dwelling commitments(a)(b)

$m
% change
$m
% change
Total dwellings
32 576
0.5
32 812
1.5
Owner occupied housing
18 861
0.8
19 226
2.2
Investment housing - fixed loans(c)
13 715
0.1
13 587
0.5

Number of dwelling commitments(a)(b)

no.
% change
no.
% change
Owner occupied housing
52 696
-0.2
53 095
0.3
Construction of dwellings
5 571
-0.9
5 513
-0.9
Purchase of new dwellings
2 761
0.5
2 765
2.0
Purchase of established dwellings
44 365
-0.1
44 816
0.4

(a) Includes refinancing (see Glossary).
(b) Excludes alterations and additions.
(c) Excludes revolving credit.

Value of dwelling commitments, Total dwellings
Graph: Value of dwelling commitments, Total dwellings

No. of dwelling commitments, Owner occupied housing
Graph: No. of dwelling commitments, Owner occupied housing




JULY KEY POINTS


VALUE OF DWELLING COMMITMENTS

July 2015 compared with June 2015:
  • The trend estimate for the total value of dwelling finance commitments excluding alterations and additions rose 0.5%. Owner occupied housing commitments rose 0.8% and investment housing commitments rose 0.1%.
  • In seasonally adjusted terms, the total value of dwelling finance commitments excluding alterations and additions rose 1.5%.


NUMBER OF DWELLING COMMITMENTS

July 2015 compared with June 2015:
  • In trend terms, the number of commitments for owner occupied housing finance fell 0.2% in July 2015.
  • In trend terms, the number of commitments for the construction of dwellings fell 0.9% and the number of commitments for the purchase of established dwellings fell 0.1%, while the number of commitments for the purchase of new dwellings rose 0.5%.
  • In original terms, the number of first home buyer commitments as a percentage of total owner occupied housing finance commitments fell to 15.4% in July 2015 from 15.8% in June 2015.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
August 2015 9 October 2015
September 2015 10 November 2015
October 2015 9 December 2015
November 2015 15 January 2016
December 2015 12 February 2016
January 2016 9 March 2016



REVISIONS

In this issue revisions have been made to the original series as a result of improved reporting of survey and administrative data, and updated first home buyer modelled estimates. These revisions have impacted on:
  • First home buyers owner occupied housing for periods June 2013 to June 2015
  • Owner occupied housing for periods June 2013 to June 2015
  • Investment housing for periods September 2013 to June 2015
  • Housing loan outstandings to households; owner-occupied and investment housing: for periods from July 2013 to June 2015

These revisions include improved reporting of housing loans outstanding by a significant lender from July 2014. This resulted in series breaks being applied to the following series at July 2014 in Table 12:
  • Banks' housing loan outstandings to owner occupiers and investors
  • Total Authorised Deposit-taking Institutions' loan outstandings to owner occupiers and investors.

Periods prior to July 2014 are likely to be subject to future revisions and will be published in future issues of this publication.


FIRST HOME BUYERS

Monthly First Home Buyer Statistics will be subject to future revision, as the modelled component is adjusted to reflect improved reporting by lenders. Information relating to changes to the method of estimating loans to first home buyers, introduced from the December 2014 issue can be found under the First Home Buyers web page and on Page 5 of the PDF.


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INQUIRIES

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