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4102.0 - Australian Social Trends, 2003  
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National summary tables

HOUSING STOCK



Units

1992

1993

1994

1995

1996

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002



1

Number of occupied private dwellings

'000

6,302

6,446

6,579

6,668

6,762

6,910

7,015

7,127

7,250

7,393

7,510

2

Public sector dwellings completed

'000

9.7

11.1

9.9

7.8

6.8

6.0

4.4

5.4

4.8

3.8

3.6

3

Private sector dwellings completed

'000

123.0

145.2

157.3

162.4

129.1

113.4

127.2

136.7

150.5

130.1

127.7


Dwelling structure - selected(a)













4

Separate house

%

78.2

n.a.

79.4

79.3

78.6

79.5

78.8

79.5

n.y.a.

n.y.a.

n.a.

5

Semidetached

%

7.0

n.a.

7.9

7.9

8.1

7.9

8.8

8.9

n.y.a.

n.y.a.

n.a.

6

Flat

%

12.5

n.a.

12.5

11.9

12.4

11.9

11.7

11.1

n.y.a.

n.y.a.

n.a.


Housing utilisation













7

Average persons per household

no.

2.7

n.a.

2.6

2.6

2.6

2.6

2.6

2.6

n.y.a.

n.y.a.

n.a.

8

Average bedrooms per dwelling

no.

n.a.

n.a.

2.9

2.9

2.9

2.9

3.0

3.0

n.y.a.

n.y.a.

n.a.

9

Households with two or more bedrooms above requirements

%

n.a.

n.a.

r32.6

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

r36.8

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

10

Households with insufficient bedrooms

%

n.a.

n.a.

r4.9

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

r3.7

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.



TENURE AND LANDLORD TYPE(b)
Units
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002

11Owner without a mortgage
%
41.6
n.a.
41.8
41.3
41.7
40.9
39.4
38.8
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
n.a.
12Owner with a mortgage
%
27.6
n.a.
28.3
29.8
28.2
28.0
30.4
31.3
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
n.a.
13Renter - State Housing Authority
%
5.6
n.a.
6.2
4.9
5.9
5.4
5.6
5.1
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
n.a.
14Renter - private landlord
%
18.9
n.a.
19.0
17.8
20.0
21.0
20.5
20.3
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
n.a.


HOUSING COSTS




Units

1992

1993

1994

1995

1996

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002




Households with affordability problems













15


Renters

%

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

5.8

5.9

6.2

6.8

n.a.

n.y.a.

n.y.a.

n.a.

16


Total households

%

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

10.6

10.5

10.6

11.3

n.a.

n.y.a.

n.y.a.

n.a.


Rental













17

Mean weekly public rent

$

66

n.a.

62

59

62

64

63

68

n.y.a.

n.y.a.

n.a.

18

Mean weekly private rent

$

127

n.a.

141

138

148

153

157

167

n.y.a.

n.y.a.

n.a.

19

Rental cost index

index no.

106.7

107.2

107.9

108.9

111.7

115.1

118.5

122.0

125.4

129.3

133.1


Construction/purchase













20

Housing interest rate

%

11.9

9.9

8.9

10.0

10.3

8.3

6.7

6.6

7.0

7.6

6.3

21

First home buyers - average loan size(c)

$'000

73.3

78.5

86.3

92.9

94.6

104.6

109.9

127.6

133.1

124.8

145.3

22

Project home price index

index no.

102.1

103.0

105.8

108.1

109.5

109.2

110.3

113.1

120.7

134.9

138.1

23

Established house price index

index no.

104.6

106.0

109.1

112.6

112.7

115.1

122.8

130.4

142.3

152.8

178.0

24

Materials used in house building price index

index no.

104.9

106.9

112.0

115.4

115.7

116.1

118.2

119.5

122.8

124.4

126.0


Finance commitments














Construction/purchase of new dwellings













25


Number

'000

94

111

124

103

85

89

97

94

94

71

98

26


Value

$m

6,466

8,200

10,524

9,502

8,263

9,302

11,287

12,158

13,456

10,131

15,043


Purchase of established dwellings













27


Number

'000

285

342

420

348

366

393

385

395

455

484

533

28


Value

$m

22,071

28,579

37,311

32,808

35,416

40,677

43,374

49,344

61,496

64,293

81,439

29

Value for alterations and additions

$m

1,359

1,641

2,899

3,477

3,510

3,039

2,779

2,821

3,321

3,109

4,083



HOUSING ASSISTANCE
Units
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002

30Public sector rental dwelling stock
'000
370
377
384
389
393
400
381
386
363
359
354
31Applicants on housing waiting lists
'000
216
232
235
235
236
221
218
184
213
222
223
32Applicants accommodated
'000
49
54
55
53
51
47
42
41
41
40
37
33Persons receiving private rental assistance
'000
868
941
976
931
1,042
1,049
979
1,016
992
1,029
996
34Mean rental assistance received
$
n.a
n.a
n.a
n.a
n.a
63
59
61
62
68
72
35Mean rent paid by rental assistance recipients
$
n.a
n.a
n.a
n.a
n.a
219
217
221
225
239
253

(a) Components do not total 100% because other dwellings are not included.
(b) 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.
(c) Measured at original prices.
Reference periods: Data are for the year ending 30 June except: average number of persons per household and bedrooms per dwelling; households with two or more spare bedrooms and with insufficient bedrooms; structure; tenure type; mean weekly rent and applicants on housing waiting lists, which vary according to the timing of the surveys within each year. Data for average loan size of first home buyers are at June 30.

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