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
Dec qtr 08 to Mar qtr 09
Mar qtr 08 to Mar qtr 09
|Original data(a) |
|Total Residential Building |
|Dwellings commenced |
|Dwellings under construction |
|Dwellings completed |
|- 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. |
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