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8750.0 - Dwelling Unit Commencements, Australia, Preliminary, Sep 2009  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 15/12/2009   
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SEPTEMBER KEY FIGURES

Sep qtr 09
Jun qtr 09 to Sep qtr 09
Sep qtr 08 to Sep qtr 09
no.
%
%

Trend Estimates

Total dwelling units commenced
33 008
3.2
-9.0
New private sector houses
24 009
5.1
-0.5
New private sector other residential building
7 346
-4.3
-33.4

Seasonally Adjusted Estimates

Total dwelling units commenced
34 082
9.4
-6.0
New private sector houses
24 570
8.1
3.4
New private sector other residential building
7 699
9.0
-32.5


Dwelling units commenced
Graph: Dwelling units commenced

Private dwellings commenced, Trend estimates
Graph: Private Sector Dwellings Commenced




SEPTEMBER KEY POINTS


TOTAL DWELLING UNITS
  • The trend estimate for the total number of dwelling units commenced rose 3.2% in the September quarter 2009 following a rise of 0.9% in the June quarter 2009.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for the total number of dwelling units commenced rose 9.4% in the September quarter which follows a revised fall of 1.9% in the June quarter.


NEW HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for new private sector house commencements rose 5.1% in the September quarter following an increase of 3.4% in the June quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for new private sector house commencements rose 8.1% in the September quarter following a rise of 5.1% in the June quarter.


OTHER RESIDENTIAL BUILDING
  • The trend for new private sector other residential building commencements fell 4.3% in the September quarter which follows a fall of 8.5% in the June quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for new private sector other residential building rose 9.0% in the September quarter following a revised fall of 20.2% in the June quarter.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
December 2009 17 March 2010
March 2010 16 June 2010



ABOUT THIS ISSUE

This publication provides an early indication of trends in the number of dwelling units commenced. The data are estimates based on a response rate of approximately 90% of a sample of building jobs collected in the Building Activity Survey. More comprehensive and updated results will be released in Building Activity, Australia (cat. no. 8752.0), on 20 January 2010.


SIGNIFICANT REVISIONS THIS ISSUE

Compared to the estimates published in Building Activity, Australia, June quarter 2009 (cat. no. 8752.0) released on 14 October 2009:
  • the total number of dwellings commenced in Australia during June quarter 2009 has been revised upwards by 283 (+0.5%).
  • the number of new private sector houses commenced in Australia during the June quarter 2009 has been revised upwards by 142 (+0.2%).
  • the number of new private sector other residential dwelling units commenced in Australia during the June quarter 2009 has been revised upwards by 158 (+2.1%).


INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Willie Hynd on Adelaide (08) 8237 7645.


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