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8750.0 - Dwelling Unit Commencements, Australia, Preliminary, Sep 2007  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 17/12/2007   
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SEPTEMBER KEY FIGURES

Sep qtr 07
Jun qtr 07 to Sep qtr 07
Sep qtr 06 to Sep qtr 07
no.
%
%

Trend Estimates

Total dwelling units commenced
37 329
-0.8
-2.6
New private sector houses
25 226
-1.6
-3.8
New private sector other residential building
10 812
1.2
-0.8

Seasonally Adjusted Estimates

Total dwelling units commenced
37 647
1.3
-0.8
New private sector houses
25 356
0.1
-4.0
New private sector other residential building
11 080
5.5
6.6

Dwelling units commenced - Total
Graph: Dwelling units commenced

Private dwellings commenced, Trend
Graph: Private Sector Dwellings Commenced



SEPTEMBER KEY POINTS


DWELLING UNITS COMMENCED

  • The trend estimate for the total number of dwelling units commenced fell 0.8% in the September quarter 2007 following a revised fall of 0.9% in the June quarter 2007.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for the total number of dwelling units commenced rose 1.3% in the September quarter which follows a revised fall of 2.5% in the June quarter.


NEW HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for new private sector house commencements fell by 1.6% in the September quarter. This follows a revised fall of 1.7% in the June quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for new private sector house commencements rose 0.1% in the September quarter. This follows a revised fall of 3.8% in the June quarter.


OTHER RESIDENTIAL BUILDING
  • The trend for new private sector other residential building commencements rose 1.2% in the September quarter which follows a revised increase of 0.9% in the June quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for new private sector other residential building rose 5.5% in the September quarter following a revised increase of 0.4% in the June quarter.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
December 2007 19 March 2008
March 2008 17 June 2008



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 2008.



SIGNIFICANT REVISIONS THIS ISSUE

Compared to the estimates published in Building Activity, Australia, June quarter 2007 (cat. no. 8752.0) released on 12 October 2007:

  • the total number of dwellings commenced in Australia during June quarter 2007 has been revised upwards by 753 (+2.1%).
  • the number of new private sector other residential dwelling units commenced in Australia during the June quarter 2007 has been revised upwards by 457 (+4.6%).


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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