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1307.6 - Tasmanian State and Regional Indicators, Dec 2008  
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Image: Housing and ConstructionHOUSING AND CONSTRUCTION


DWELLING STRUCTURE


According to the 2006 Census of Population and Housing, on 8 August 2006, there were 189,100 occupied private dwellings in Tasmania. Of these, 86.2% were separate houses, 8.6% were flats, units or apartments and 4.2% were semi-detached row or terrace houses, townhouses etc.


DWELLING STRUCTURE, Occupied private dwellings,
Tasmania 2006

Graph: DWELLING STRUCTURE, Occupied private dwellings,  Tasmania 2006

AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD SIZE

On Census night 2006, of the total occupied private dwellings in Tasmania, 51.0% had 3 bedrooms, 19.8% had two bedrooms, 19.4% had four or more bedrooms, and 4.7% had one bedroom.


AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD SIZE, Occupied private dwellings,
Tasmania 2006

Graph: AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD SIZE, Occupied private dwellings, Tasmania 2006


BUILDING APPROVALS


Residential

In 2006-07, there were 2,889 residential buildings approved in Tasmania. After two consecutive years of decline in the number of residential buildings approved, the 2006-07 estimates represented an increase of 11.1% on the 2005-06 estimate of 2,600, but a decline of 6.8% on the estimate of 3,101 in 2003-04.

The value of Tasmanian residential buildings approved in 2006-07 stood at $525.0 million, which was an increase of 14.3% and 100.3% on the 2005-06 and 2002-03 estimates respectively.


NUMBER OF BUILDING APPROVALS
(residential), Tasmania
VALUE OF BUILDING APPROVALS
(residential), Tasmania
Graph: NUMBER OF BUILDING APPROVALS (residential), Tasmania
Graph: VALUE OF BUILDING APPROVALS (residential), Tasmania


Non-residential

Non-residential building approvals in Tasmania have shown a constant increase in recent times. In 2006-07, there were 643 non-residential buildings approved. This was an increase of 6.3% on the 605 non-residential buildings approved in 2005-06, and an increase of 29.6% on the 2002-03 estimate of 496.

In 2006-07, the total value of non-residential buildings approved was $398.5 million, a strong increase of 40.7% on the $283.2 million of non-residential buildings approved in 2005-06 and a 97.8% increase on the 2002-03 estimate of $201.5 million.


NUMBER OF BUILDING APPROVALS
(non-residential), Tasmania
VALUE OF BUILDING APPROVALS
(non-residential), Tasmania
Graph: NUMBER OF BUILDING APPROVALS (non residential), Tasmania
Graph: VALUE OF BUILDING APPROVALS (non-residential), Tasmania


Building approvals by Local Government Area

In 2006-07, the local government area of Kingborough recorded the fastest growth in terms of new building approvals in Tasmania, with 11.7% of new building approvals, followed by Clarence (11.1%), Launceston (9.2%) and Glenorchy (8.8%).


BUILDING APPROVALS, by local government area,
Tasmania, 2006-07

Graph: BUILDING APPROVALS, by local government area, Tasmania, 2006-07


PUBLIC HOUSING


At 30 June 2007, there were 11,672 public housing rental properties in Tasmania. Of these, 49.5% were located in the Greater Hobart-Southern Statistical Division (SD), 25.4% in the Northern SD, and 25.1% in the Mersey-Lyell SD.

PUBLIC HOUSING RENTAL PROPERTIES (Tasmania, 30 June 2007)

Graph: PUBLIC HOUSING RENTAL PROPERTIES (Tasmania, 30 June 2007)


EMPLOYMENT IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

For the last five years the construction industry in Tasmania recorded a steady increase in the number of people employed. In 2006-07, there were 16,500 people working in the construction industry in Tasmania. This represented an increase of 3.8% on 2005-06 and 36.4% on 2002-03. In 2006-07, the Tasmanian construction industry employed 7.4% of the state's total employed persons.


EMPLOYMENT IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY, Tasmania

Graph: EMPLOYMENT IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY, Tasmania

SOURCES

2006 Census of Population and Housing (ABS QuickStats)

Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC) (ABS cat. no. 1216.0)

Building Approvals, Australia (ABS cat. no. 8731.0)

Department of Primary Industries and Water, Tasmania

Housing Tasmania, Department of Health and Human Services

Labour Force, Australia, Detailed, Quarterly (ABS cat. no. 6291.0.55.003)

Further information can also be found on the Housing Statistics Theme Page and the Construction Statistics Theme Page of the ABS website.

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