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8750.0 - Dwelling Unit Commencements, Australia, Preliminary, Sep 2011  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 13/12/2011   
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SEPTEMBER KEY FIGURES

Sep qtr 11
Jun qtr 11 to Sep qtr 11
Sep qtr 10 to Sep qtr 11
no.
%
%

Trend Estimates

Total dwelling units commenced
36 688
-3.3
-9.3
New private sector houses
22 353
-1.7
-11.5
New private sector other residential building
13 027
-4.8
3.3

Seasonally Adjusted Estimates

Total dwelling units commenced
35 672
-6.8
-11.5
New private sector houses
22 290
-2.5
-12.1
New private sector other residential building
12 198
-12.2
0.1


Dwelling units commenced
Graph: Dwelling units commenced

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




SEPTEMBER KEY POINTS


DWELLING UNITS COMMENCED
  • The trend estimate for the total number of dwelling units commenced fell 3.3% in the September quarter 2011 following a fall of 2.5% in the June quarter 2011.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for the total number of dwelling units commenced fell 6.8% in the September quarter following a fall of 4.1% in the June quarter.


NEW PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for new private sector house commencements fell 1.7% in the September quarter following a fall of 2.1% in the June quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for new private sector house commencements fell 2.5% in the September quarter following a fall of 1.6% in the June quarter.


NEW PRIVATE SECTOR OTHER RESIDENTIAL BUILDING
  • The trend estimate for new private sector other residential building commencements fell 4.8% in the September quarter following a revised fall of 1.0% in the June quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for new private sector other residential building fell 12.2% in the September quarter following a fall of 6.1% in the June quarter.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
December 2011 14 March 2012
March 2012 20 June 2012



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 18 January 2012.


SIGNIFICANT REVISIONS THIS ISSUE

Compared to the estimates published in Building Activity, Australia, June quarter 2011 (cat. no. 8752.0) released on 11 November 2011:
  • the total number of dwellings commenced in Australia during June quarter 2011 has been revised upwards by 1,591 (+4.3%).
  • the number of new private sector houses commenced in Australia during the June quarter 2011 has been revised upwards by 606 (+2.7%).
  • the number of new private sector other residential dwelling units commenced in Australia during the June quarter 2011 has been revised upwards by 932 (+7.2%).


DATA AVAILABILITY

The output release policy for Building Activity data has been updated effective from the 2011-12 financial year. A full list of data items available via the website or as an information consultancy is provided on the "Downloads" tab of the Dwelling Unit Commencements, Preliminary (cat. no. 8750.0) publication.


INQUIRIES

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