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State summary tables

HOUSING STOCK

Units
Years
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.

Number of occupied private dwellings '0001998
2,337.7
1,734.7
1,314.9
605.6
694.0
185.8
63.7
119.3
7,055.6
Size of new public sector houses m21999
199
119
175
153
139
n.p.
163
92
156
Size of new private sector houses m21999
234
218
224
211
225
194
199
208
215
Number of dwellings completed'0001999
46.3
34.0
31.9
7.0
17.7
1.5
2.2
1.5
142.0
Dwelling structure(b)
Separate house%1998
74.0
81.2
82.2
78.5
81.9
84.4
74.6
79.3
78.8
Semi-detached/townhouse%1998
9.1
7.2
5.8
13.2
12.9
9.1
11.8
12.4
8.8
Flat/apartment/unit%1998
16.3
11.2
10.8
7.5
5.0
5.8
11.6
8.0
11.7
Tenure type(c)
Owner without a mortgage%1998
41.1
41.4
36.9
37.8
37.3
42.4
15.0
29.0
39.4
Owner with a mortgage%1998
26.7
33.7
30.3
31.3
33.5
30.7
27.7
33.9
30.4
State housing authority renter%1998
5.8
3.6
3.9
10.4
5.7
6.5
20.4
12.4
5.6
Private landlord renter%1998
21.7
18.2
24.5
15.7
19.6
16.4
22.7
20.8
20.5



HOUSING COSTS

Units
Years
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.

Affordability index(d)index no.1999
110.4
161.3
175.5
226.9
188.3
238.0
n.a.
180.6
164.8
First home buyers: average loan size$'0001999
163.4
120.8
113.8
91.1
108.3
70.9
112.8
117.5
127.6
Mean weekly public rent $1998
61
70
59
59
62
57
66
80
63
Mean weekly private rent $1998
184
146
143
131
138
118
211
166
157
Project home price index(d)index no.1999
115.2
112.5
113.4
117.0
106.1
123.3
139.0
124.4
113.1
Established home price index(d)index no.1999
137.9
126.8
141.0
114.1
118.9
123.2
193.6
128.2
130.4
Materials used in house building price index(d)index no.1999
121.6
118.0
118.2
125.0
116.1
122.2
n.a.
n.a.
119.5
Finance commitments
Number for construction or purchase of new dwellings'0001999
26.6
27.9
17.0
5.8
13.4
1.1
0.8
1.2
93.6
Value for construction or purchase of new dwellings$m1999
4,136
3 383
2,111
563
1 601
106
105
152
12,158
Number for purchase of established dwellings'0001999
135.0
94.2
60.5
30.9
52.6
8.8
4.6
8.1
394.5
Value for purchase of established dwellings $m1999
20,786
10 992
6,913
2,757
5,718
725
477
970
49,343
Value for alterations and additions$m1999
1,127
813
329
142
288
54
25
49
2,821



HOUSING ASSISTANCE

Units
Years
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.

Public sector rental dwelling stock '0001999
132.0
73.3
55.1
56.9
35.7
13.9
7.4
12.0
386.2
Applicants on housing waiting lists'0001998
93.1
49.5
24.0
32.0
11.1
1.9
3.4
3.1
217.9
Applicants accommodated'0001999
8.5
8.8
8.8
5.0
4.6
2.5
1.1
1.1
40.5
Persons receiving private rental assistance'0001999
348.0
226.4
246.7
67.4
86.6
25.2
6.1
9.2
1,015.7

(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.

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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