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4102.0 - Australian Social Trends, 1995  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 20/06/1995   
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National summary tables


HOUSING STOCK

Units
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994

Dwellings'000
n.a.
n.a.
5,900
n.a.
5,556
n.a.
6,148
n.a
6,322
n.a
6,678
Houses (of dwellings)%
n.a.
n.a.
77.8
n.a.
80.8
n.a.
80.7
n.a
78.2
n.a
79.4
Flats and apartments (of dwellings)%
n.a.
n.a.
9.7
n.a.
9.0
n.a.
11.5
n.a
n.a
n.a
12.5
Owned (of dwellings)%
n.a.
n.a.
36.7
n.a.
43.0
n.a.
42.4
n.a
41.6
n.a
41.8
Being purchased (of dwellings)%
n.a.
n.a.
30.7
n.a.
29.4
n.a.
29.2
n.a
27.6
n.a
28.3
Public rental (of dwellings)%
n.a.
n.a.
5.1
n.a.
5.5
n.a.
5.8
n.a
5.6
n.a
6.2
Size of new private sector houses (m2)m2
167
170
178
182
186
198
189
188
187
189
192
Size of new public sector houses (m2)m2
98
104
108
111
114
114
110
121
122
130
141
Private sector dwellings completed'000
110.7
129.1
126.5
106.2
107.7
139.4
147.5
122.9
123
144.8
157.3
Public sector dwellings completed'000
13.1
13.3
13.9
13.6
10.7
11.0
12.5
11.5
9.7
11.1
9.9



HOUSING COSTS

Units
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994

Housing interest rate%
11.8
11.6
13.8
15.5
14.2
15.3
16.9
15.1
11.9
9.9
8.9
Affordability indexno.
n.a
n.a
141.1
135.1
135.1
110.1
100.9
111.7
133.9
152.1
162.8
Average weekly earnings indexno.
67.1
72.2
76.7
82.2
87.2
93.5
100.0
106.6
111.5
113.5
116.9
Private rental indexno.
58.2
62.5
68.6
75.7
83.7
92.7
100.0
104.7
106.3
106.7
107.1
Public rental indexno.
56.1
61.4
67.9
74.0
85.1
94.5
100.0
105.0
110.0
112.5
115.3
Project home price indexno.
n.a
n.a
n.a
71.9
77.1
91.4
100.0
102.1
102.1
103.0
105.8
Materials used in house building price indexno.
n.a
n.a
n.a
77.9
83.8
92.9
100.0
104.6
104.9
107.0
112.1
Finance commitments for new dwellings'000
19.7
19.1
17.0
15.3
15.7
16.1
11.9
13.0
16.0
15.7
18.6
Finance commitments for new dwellings$m
694
790
728
720
844
1,002
880
1,041
1,312
1,315
1,724
Finance commitments for alterations and additions$m
641
597
507
499
707
998
905
983
1,359
1,642
2,899



HOUSING ASSISTANCE

Units
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994

Public sector dwelling stock '000
259.7
273.5
288.3
315.5
327.7
337.7
351.7
362.0
369.5
376.7
n.y.a.
Housing waiting list '000
140.7
144.6
156.2
168.7
198.1
200.9
195.0
202.3
216.3
232.2
n.y.a.
Applicants accommodated annually'000
37.5
41.7
46.5
49.8
47.8
49.3
53.1
51.9
49.3
54.2
n.y.a.

Reference periods: Except for the number of dwellings; the proportions which are houses, flats and apartments, owned, being purchased, and public rental; and mean weekly rent, figures are for the year ending 30 June.

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