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State summary tables

HOUSING STOCK

UnitsYears
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT(a)
ACT
Aust.

Number of occupied private dwellings'0002000
2,414.0
1,771.1
1,357.7
613.1
717.8
188.8
66.4
121.0
7,249.9
Number of dwellings completed'0002001
41.6
37.9
24.8
7.7
17.4
1.4
1.1
2.0
133.9
Housing utilisation
Households with two or more spare bedrooms%1999
34.8
36.2
39.1
37.9
43.1
36.4
25.6
48.6
37.3
Households with insufficient bedrooms%1999
*6.0
*4.9
*3.5
**3.2
**2.7
**2.7
*13.1
**3.9
4.6
Dwelling structure(b)
Separate house%2000
75.4
81.7
83.3
77.5
79.3
86.7
70.0
78.4
79.3
Semidetached/townhouse%2000
9.6
9.2
7.1
12.9
15.1
7.6
*11.0
11.6
9.9
Flat/apartment/unit%2000
14.4
8.6
8.0
8.8
5.4
4.6
*15.5
9.5
10.1
Tenure type(c)
Owner without a mortgage%2000
39.8
43.6
34.6
37.5
31.5
41.7
*17.7
25.8
38.4
Owner with a mortgage%2000
30.5
32.0
31.7
32.0
37.9
30.3
38.3
42.4
32.2
State housing authority renter%2000
5.9
4.1
4.7
9.5
5.4
6.5
*9.4
10.2
5.6
Private landlord renter%2000
21.0
17.0
24.7
16.7
20.0
17.0
22.4
19.4
20.1

HOUSING COSTS

UnitsYears
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT(a)
ACT
Aust.

Affordability index(d)index no.2001
96.5
137.4
175.9
212.1
186.2
268.0
n.a.
163.3
159.6
Households with affordability problems%1998
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
Renting households with affordability problems%1998
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
First home buyers: average loan size$'0002001
155.5
122.8
111.0
90.7
110.8
73.9
112.9
123.8
124.8
Mean weekly public rent$2000
r67
r75
r75
r71
r68
r64
r114
r73
r71
Mean weekly private rent$2000
r199
r161
r148
r137
r136
r117
r193
r169
r166
Rental cost index(e)index no.2001
136.2
130.9
115.1
125.3
115.9
117.2
123.1
122.0
129.3
Project home price index(d)index no.2001
138.4
136.9
132.0
141.9
126.2
140.7
156.8
153.5
134.9
Established house price index(d)index no.2001
163.8
159.1
149.4
131.1
133.9
134.2
198.7
149.1
152.8
Materials used in house building price index(d)index no.2001
130.0
123.1
120.6
129.6
118.8
126.0
n.a.
n.a.
124.4
Finance commitments
Number for construction or purchase of new dwellings'0002001
18.1
21.2
13.2
5.2
10.4
1.0
0.4
0.9
70.7
Value for construction or purchase of new dwellings$m2001
3,246
2,876
1,798
603
1,316
86
43
138
10,131
Number for purchase of established dwellings'0002001
171.1
105.2
82.4
41.6
60.2
11.4
3.7
7.9
483.6
Value for purchase of established dwellings $m2001
27,551
13,792
9,738
4,063
6,929
830
386
1,007
64,293
Value for alterations and additions$m2001
1,157
937
375
183
330
53
15
49
3,109

HOUSING ASSISTANCE

UnitsYears
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.

Public sector rental dwelling stock '0002001
128.2
65.3
50.7
51.8
32.6
13.2
6.0
11.5
359.3
Applicants on housing waiting lists'0002001
101.6
42.0
24.4
32.6
14.3
2.1
1.8
3.0
221.6
Applicants accommodated'0002001
11.6
7.2
7.5
4.7
4.6
2.0
0.9
1.2
39.7
Persons receiving private rental assistance'0002001
348.0
220.8
259.1
69.3
91.7
24.9
6.5
8.6
1,029.1

(a) Estimates for dwelling structure, tenure type and mean weekly public and private rent for Northern Territory relate to mainly urban areas only.
(b) Components do not total 100% because other dwellings (caravans or cabins in a caravan park, houseboats and houses or flats attached to shops) are not included.
(c) Components do not total 100% because other renters (paying rent to the manager of a caravan park, an employer, a housing cooperative, or a church or community group), as well as other types of tenure (rent free and others), are not included.
(d) State and Territory data refer to capital cities only.
(e) The 14th series CPI, introduced in September 2000, combined privately-owned and government-owned dwelling rents from the 13th series.

Reference periods: Data are for year ended 30 June. Data for average loan size of first home buyers are at June 30.

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