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8750.0 - Dwelling Unit Commencements, Australia, Preliminary, Jun 2010  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 15/09/2010   
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JUNE KEY FIGURES

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

Trend Estimates

Total dwelling units commenced
45 714
4.9
43.4
New private sector houses
28 089
-
22.2
New private sector other residential building
12 224
11.4
61.3

Seasonally Adjusted Estimates

Total dwelling units commenced
44 899
0.8
43.8
New private sector houses
27 154
-3.9
18.8
New private sector other residential building
12 303
11.5
74.7

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)

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 rose 4.9% in the June quarter 2010 following a rise of 9.0% in the March quarter 2010.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for the total number of dwelling units commenced rose 0.8% in the June quarter which follows a rise of 9.1% in the March quarter.


NEW HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for new private sector house commencements was flat in the June quarter following an increase of 2.7% in the March quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for new private sector house commencements fell 3.9% in the June quarter following a fall of 1.1% in the March quarter.


OTHER RESIDENTIAL BUILDING
  • The trend estimate for new private sector other residential building commencements rose 11.4% in the June quarter which follows a rise of 16.4% in the March quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for new private sector other residential building rose 11.5% in the June quarter following a rise of 14.5% in the March quarter.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
September 2010 14 December 2010
December 2010 16 March 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 13 October 2010.


SIGNIFICANT REVISIONS THIS ISSUE

Significant revisions in Building Approval data (refer ABS cat. no. 8731.0) have resulted in corresponding revisions to public sector dwelling commencements, particularly in Queensland and Western Australia.

Compared to the estimates published in Building Activity, Australia, March quarter 2010 (cat. no. 8752.0) released on 14 July 2010:
  • the total number of dwellings commenced in Australia during March quarter 2010 has been revised upwards by 2,050 (+5.2%).
  • the number of new private sector houses commenced in Australia during the March quarter 2010 has been revised upwards by 537 (+2.1%).
  • the number of new private sector other residential dwelling units commenced in Australia during the March quarter 2010 has been revised upwards by 578 (+6.0%).


INQUIRIES

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


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