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4102.0 - Australian Social Trends, 2006  
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National and State Summary Tables



HOUSING: NATIONAL SUMMARY

HOUSING STOCK

Units
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005

1
Number of occupied private dwellings'000
6 668
6 762
6 910
7 015
7 127
7 250
7 367
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
2
Public sector dwellings completed'000
7.8
6.8
6.0
4.4
5.4
4.8
3.8
3.6
3.3
3.6
3.2
3
Private sector dwellings completed'000
162.4
129.1
113.4
127.2
136.7
150.5
130.1
128.2
149.2
151.2
153.9
Dwelling structure – selected(a)
4
Separate house%
79.9
79.7
80.0
79.4
79.5
79.4
78.1
n.a.
77.7
80.0
n.a.
5
Semidetached%
7.8
7.9
7.8
8.6
8.9
9.8
9.9
n.a.
10.2
8.3
n.a.
6
Flat%
11.4
11.7
11.5
11.5
11.1
10.0
11.3
n.a.
11.4
11.2
n.a.
Housing utilisation
7
Average persons per householdno.
2.7
2.7
2.7
2.7
2.6
2.6
2.6
n.a.
2.5
2.5
n.a.
8
Average bedrooms per dwellingno.
2.9
3.0
2.9
3.0
3.0
3.0
3.0
n.a.
3.0
3.0
n.a.

TENURE AND LANDLORD TYPE(b)

Units
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005

11
Owner without a mortgage%
41.8
42.8
41.3
39.5
38.8
38.6
38.2
n.a.
36.4
34.9
n.a
12
Owner with a mortgage%
29.6
28.1
28.3
30.9
31.3
32.1
32.1
n.a.
33.1
35.1
n.a
13
Renter – state housing authority%
5.5
6.0
5.6
5.8
5.1
5.8
5.0
n.a.
4.9
4.9
n.a
14
Renter – private landlord%
18.4
19.0
20.4
20.0
20.3
19.9
21.0
n.a.
22.0
21.2
n.a

HOUSING COSTS

Units
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005

Rental
15
Mean weekly public rent$
62
62
66
62
68
71
73
n.a.
81
84
n.a
16
Mean weekly private rent$
140
149
154
157
167
166
173
n.a.
189
198
n.a
17
Rental cost index(c)index no.
108.9
111.7
115.1
118.5
122.0
125.4
129.3
133.1
r135.7
138.9
142.0
Construction/purchase
18
Housing interest rate%
9.9
10.3
8.3
6.7
6.6
7.0
7.6
6.3
6.5
6.8
7.1
19
First home buyers – average loan(d)(e)$'000
r90.0
92.2
98.8
106.5
r119.6
r133.1
r124.8
145.1
r162.5
r191.7
209.6
20
Project home price index(c)(f)index no.
108.1
109.5
109.2
110.3
113.1
120.7
134.9
138.1
144.1
154.8
164.2
21
Established house price index(c)(f)index no.
112.6
112.7
115.1
122.8
130.4
142.3
152.8
178.0
209.9
245.0
251.5
22
Materials used in house building
price index(c)(g)
index no.
115.4
115.7
116.1
118.2
119.5
122.8
124.4
126.0
130.5
134.3
138.8
Finance commitments(e)
Construction/purchase of new dwellings
23
Number'000
103.4
83.0
84.8
92.0
87.2
86.5
64.8
88.3
74.0
80.5
77.5
24
Value$m
9 500
8 076
8 943
10 800
11 554
12 701
9 602
14 137
13 573
16 720
17 294
Purchase of established dwellings(h)
25
Number'000
347.9
366.5
392.5
384.7
394.5
455.6
486.0
541.3
560.8
579.8
559.7
26
Value$m
32 806
35 414
40 676
43 375
49 342
61 577
64 558
82 613
94 796
110 912
116 371
27
Value for alterations and additions$m
3 477
3 509
3 039
2 779
2 821
3 321
3 108
4 083
5 350
6 703
5 761

HOUSING ASSISTANCE

Units
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005

28
Public sector rental dwelling stock '000
388.6
392.6
400.3
380.8
386.2
363.0
359.3
354.1
348.0
345.3
343.3
29
Applicants on housing waiting lists '000
234.7
236.2
221.4
217.9
183.8
213.0
221.6
223.3
208.1
204.2
203.9
30
Applicants accommodated '000
52.5
51.0
46.8
42.1
40.5
41.4
39.7
36.9
33.4
31.0
27.8
31
Income units receiving
private rental assistance
'000
n.a.
n.a.
986.6
910.6
963.8
941.3
976.3
943.9
940.7
949.7
948.1
32
Mean fortnightly rental assistance received$
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
62
69
73
75
78
80
33
Mean fortnightly rent paid
by rental assistance recipients
$
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
225
239
253
264
277
290

(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) Base of each index: 1989–90=100.
(d) Measured at original prices.
(e) Data include owner occupied housing only.
(f) Data refer to the weighted average of the 8 state and territory capital cities.
(g) Data refer to the weighted average of 6 state capital cities, excluding Darwin and Canberra.
(h) Data include refinancing commitments.
Reference periods: All data are for year ended 30 June except:
Data for indicators 1 and 28–29 are at June 30.
Data for indicators 4–12, 15–16 and 31 vary according to the timing of the surveys within each year.
Data for indicators 31–33: for 1998, March data; for other years either May or June data.


HOUSING: STATE SUMMARY


HOUSING STOCK

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

1
Number of occupied private dwellings'0002001
2 455
1 817
1 383
613
724
192
63
120
7 367
2
Public sector dwellings completed'0002004–05
0.5
0.7
0.5
0.4
0.8
0.1
0.2
0.1
3.2
3
Private sector dwellings completed'0002004–05
41.0
41.5
38.2
9.5
18.4
2.6
0.9
1.9
153.9
Dwelling structure – selected(b)
4
Separate house%2003–04
76.6
80.3
82.1
81.8
83.5
88.1
74.0
77.7
80.0
5
Semidetached
%
2003–04
7.6
9.2
5.1
12.0
12.5
5.3
*7.5
10.6
8.3
6
Flat%2003–04
15.4
10.3
11.8
5.6
3.5
6.2
18.1
11.2
11.2
Housing utilisation
7
Average persons per householdno.2003–04
2.6
2.6
2.5
2.4
2.5
2.4
2.6
2.5
2.5
8
Average bedrooms per dwellingno.2003–04
3.0
3.0
3.0
2.9
3.3
2.9
2.9
3.2
3.0
9
Households with two or more bedrooms above requirements%2003–04
39.3
39.7
43.4
42.4
51.3
41.1
32.2
49.0
41.8
10
Households with insufficient bedrooms%2003–04
3.4
2.8
2.7
2.2
1.5
*1.4
4.2
**0.6
2.7

TENURE AND LANDLORD TYPE(c)

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

11
Owner without a mortgage%2003–04
35.4
38.9
31.6
34.9
31.2
38.4
17.1
31.8
34.9
12
Owner with a mortgage%2003–04
33.2
36.4
33.8
37.6
38.1
33.8
42.1
35.8
35.1
13
Renter – state housing authority
%
2003–04
5.1
3.7
4.3
7.8
4.0
7.1
10.6
9.2
4.9
14
Renter – private landlord
%
2003–04
22.4
17.9
25.6
16.2
21.9
16.4
20.9
19.8
21.2

HOUSING COSTS

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

Rental
15
Mean weekly public rent$2003–04
91
84
77
79
80
71
95
92
84
16
Mean weekly private rent$2003–04
231
187
186
158
167
127
211
257
198
17
Rental cost index(d)(e)index no.2004–05
146.8
141.8
131.9
141.8
125.5
134.0
129.3
150.9
142.0
Construction/purchase
19
First home buyers – average loan(f)(g)$'0002004–05
259.4
205.2
202.3
164.8
169.4
147.8
159.4
223.3
209.6
20
Project home price index(d)(e)index no.2004–05
159.1
158.1
170.6
171.9
162.7
191.9
193.0
190.7
164.2
21
Established house price index(d)(e)index no.2004–05
264.0
235.3
301.2
242.5
215.7
196.2
275.1
258.0
251.5
22
Materials used in house building
price index(d)(e)
index no.2004–05
146.6
134.6
137.3
143.4
131.1
148.0
n.a.
n.a.
138.8
Finance commitments(g)
Construction/purchase of new dwellings
23
Number'0002004–05
16.5
21.1
15.8
6.1
14.8
1.5
0.7
0.8
77.5
24
Value$m2004–05
4 487
4 744
3 675
1 105
2 677
256
134
215
17 294
Purchase of established dwellings(h)
25
Number'0002004–05
168.4
124.9
121.2
47.9
73.9
11.3
5.9
6.3
559.7
26
Value$m2004–05
42 596
25 430
24 585
7 259
12 475
1 593
1 018
1 416
116 371
27
Value for alterations and additions$m2004–05
2 072
1 070
1 196
514
598
187
n.a.
n.a.
5 761

HOUSING ASSISTANCE

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

28
Public sector rental dwelling stock '0002005
124.2
64.7
49.1
45.6
31.5
11.6
5.5
10.8
343.3
29
Applicants on housing waiting lists'0002005
73.7
41.3
38.3
28.4
12.7
3.1
2.2
4.1
203.9
30
Applicants accommodated'0002004–05
8.8
5.7
4.1
3.2
3.5
1.1
0.8
0.6
27.8
31
Income units receiving
private rental assistance
'0002004–05
317.6
205.5
233.8
67.4
86.0
23.9
5.5
8.2
948.1
32
Mean fortnightly rental assistance received$2004–05
81
79
82
78
79
78
81
75
80
33
Mean fortnightly rent paid
by rental assistance recipients
$2004–05
307
278
297
264
267
249
293
318
290

(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 are not included.
(c) Tenure and landlord types 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) Base of each index: 1989–90=100.
(e) State and territory data refer to capital cities only.
(f) Measured at original prices.
(g) Data include owner occupied housing only.
(h) Data include refinancing commitments.
Reference periods: All data are for year ended 30 June except:
Data for indicators 1 and 28–29 are at June 30.



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