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4102.0 - Australian Social Trends, 1994  
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National summary tables


HOUSING STOCK

Units
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993

Dwellings
'000
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
5,900
n.a.
5,556
n.a.
6,148
n.a
6,322
n.a
Houses (of dwellings)
%
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
77.8
n.a.
80.8
n.a.
80.7
n.a
78.2
n.a
Flats and apartments (of dwellings)
%
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
9.7
n.a.
9.0
n.a.
11.5
n.a
n.a
n.a
Owned (of dwellings)
%
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
36.7
n.a.
43.0
n.a.
42.4
n.a
41.6
n.a
Being purchased (of dwellings)
%
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
30.7
n.a.
29.4
n.a.
29.2
n.a
27.6
n.a
Public rental (of dwellings)
%
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
5.1
n.a.
5.5
n.a.
5.8
n.a
5.6
n.a
Size of new private sector houses (m2)
m2
167
167
170
178
182
186
198
189
188
187
189
Size of new public sector houses (m2)
m2
104
98
104
108
111
114
114
110
121
122
130
Private sector dwellings completed
'000
104.8
110.7
129.1
126.5
106.2
107.7
139.4
147.5
122.9
123.0
144.8
Public sector dwellings completed
'000
10.9
13.1
13.3
13.9
13.6
10.7
11.0
12.5
11.5
9.7
11.1


HOUSING COSTS

Units
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993

Housing interest rate
%
12.5
11.8
11.6
13.8
15.5
14.2
15.3
16.9
15.1
11.9
9.9
Affordability index
no.
n.a
n.a
n.a
141.1
135.1
135.1
110.1
100.9
111.7
133.9
152.1
Average weekly earnings index
no.
62.2
67.1
72.2
76.7
82.2
87.2
93.5
100.0
106.6
111.5
113.5
Private rental index
no.
54.3
58.2
62.5
68.6
75.7
83.7
92.7
100.0
104.7
106.3
106.7
Public rental index
no.
52.4
56.1
61.4
67.9
74.0
85.1
94.5
100.0
105.0
110.0
112.5
Project home price index
no.
n.a
n.a
n.a
n.a
71.9
77.1
91.4
100.0
102.1
102.1
103.0
Materials used in house building price index
no.
n.a
n.a
n.a
n.a
77.9
83.8
92.9
100.0
104.6
104.9
107.0
Finance commitments for new dwellings
'000
16.6
19.7
19.1
17.0
15.3
15.7
16.1
11.9
13.0
16.0
15.7
Finance commitments for new dwellings
$m
540
694
790
728
720
844
1,002
880
1,041
1,312
1,315
Finance commitments for alterations and additions
$m
510
641
597
507
499
707
998
905
983
1,359
1,642


HOUSING ASSISTANCE

Units
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993

Public sector dwelling stock
'000
245.1
259.7
273.5
288.3
315.5
327.7
337.7
351.7
362.0
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
Housing waiting list
'000
125.6
140.7
144.6
156.2
168.7
198.1
200.9
195.0
202.3
216.3
n.y.a.
Applicants accommodated annually
'000
35.4
37.5
41.7
46.5
49.8
47.8
49.3
53.1
51.9
n.y.a.
n.y.a.


Reference periods: Except for the number of dwellings and the proportions which are: houses; flats and apartments; owned; being purchased; and public rental, figures are for the year ending 30 June.


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