1367.5 - Western Australian Statistical Indicators, Sep 2009  
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NUMBER OF DWELLING UNITS AND STAGE OF PRODUCTION

  • The total number of residential building commencements (4,454) in the March quarter 2009 remained virtually unchanged from the previous quarter but was 10% lower than in the same quarter of the previous year.
  • A slight decrease in the number of new houses commenced was matched by an equal rise in the number of other residential buildings commenced.
  • The total number of dwellings under construction (18,824) at the end of March 2009 remained relatively unchanged from the previous quarter. However, this number was 7% lower than in the same quarter of 2008.
  • The total number of dwellings completed (4,252) fell by 33% in the March quarter of 2009 and by 6.3% over the previous 12 months.

3 March key figures, number of dwelling units and stage of production

Mar 09
Dec qtr 08 to Mar qtr 09
Mar qtr 08 to Mar qtr 09
Original data(a)
No.
% change
% change

Total Residential Building
Dwellings commenced
4 454.0
-
-10.1
Dwellings under construction
18 824.0
1.0
-7.3
Dwellings completed
4 252.0
-32.8
-6.3

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
(a) Excludes total alterations and additions, refurbishments and conversions
Source: Building Activity, Australia, cat. no. 8752.0.


To view Excel spreadsheet: Building Activity

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