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4102.0 - Australian Social Trends, 2001  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 06/06/2001   
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National summary tables

HOUSING STOCK

Units
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000

Number of occupied private dwellings'000
n.a.
6,173
6,302
6,446
6,579
6,690
6,762
66,956
7,056
7,186
n.y.a.
Size of new public sector housesm2
110
121
122
130
141
141
150
155
157
156
171
Size of new private sector housesm2
189
188
187
189
192
197
205
210
213
215
231
Average persons per householdno.
2.8
2.8
2.7
n.a.
2.6
2.6
2.6
2.6
2.6
2.6
n.y.a.
Average bedrooms per dwellingno.
2.9
2.9
n.a.
n.a.
2.9
2.9
2.9
2.9
3.0
3.0
n.y.a.
Public sector dwellings completed'000
12.5
11.5
9.7
11.1
9.9
7.8
6.8
6.0
4.4
5.4
4.8
Private sector dwellings completed'000
147.5
122.9
123.0
145.2
157.3
162.4
129.1
113.4
127.2
136.7
150.5
Dwelling structure(a)
Separate house%
80.7
n.a.
78.2
n.a.
79.4
79.3
78.6
79.5
78.8
79.5
n.y.a.
Semi detached/townhouse%
7.1
n.a.
7.0
n.a.
7.9
7.9
8.1
7.9
8.8
8.9
n.y.a.
Flat/apartment/unit%
11.5
n.a.
12.5
n.a.
12.5
11.9
12.4
11.9
11.7
11.1
n.y.a.
Tenure type(b)
Owner without a mortgage%
42.4
n.a.
41.6
n.a.
41.8
41.3
41.7
40.9
39.4
38.8
n.y.a.
Owner with a mortgage%
29.2
n.a.
27.6
n.a.
28.3
29.8
28.2
28.0
30.4
31.3
n.y.a.
State housing authority renter%
5.8
n.a.
5.6
n.a.
6.2
4.9
5.9
5.4
5.6
5.1
n.y.a.
Private landlord renter%
17.1
n.a.
18.9
n.a.
19.0
17.8
20.0
21.0
20.5
20.3
n.y.a.

HOUSING COSTS

Units
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000

Housing interest rate%
16.9
15.1
11.9
9.9
8.9
10.0
10.3
8.3
6.7
6.6
7.0
Affordability indexindex no.
100.0
111.7
133.9
152.1
162.8
140.9
141.7
169.0
169.0
164.8
145.9
First home buyers: average loan size$'000
n.a.
n.a.
73.3
78.5
86.3
92.9
94.6
104.6
109.9
127.6
133.1
Average weekly earnings indexindex no.
100.0
106.6
111.5
113.5
116.9
121.7
127.2
132.1
137.6
142.7
147.4
Mean weekly public rent$
58
n.a.
66
n.a.
62
59
62
64
63
66
68
Mean weekly private rent$
133
n.a.
127
n.a.
141
138
148
153
157
163
167
Government-owned rental cost indexindex no.
100.0
105.0
110.0
112.5
115.3
118.5
119.3
122.5
123.8
126.8
130.8
Privately-owned rental cost indexindex no.
100.0
104.7
106.3
106.7
107.1
108.1
112.4
115.8
119.6
122.7
126.6
Project home price index index no.
100.0
102.1
102.1
103.0
105.8
108.1
109.5
109.2
110.3
113.1
120.7
Established home price index index no.
100.0
100.8
104.6
106.0
109.1
112.6
112.7
115.1
122.8
130.4
142.3
Materials used in house building price index index no.
100.0
104.6
104.9
106.9
112.0
115.4
115.7
116.1
118.2
119.5
122.8
Finance commitments
Number for construction or purchase of new dwellings'000
77
80
94
111
124
103
85
89
97
94
94
Value for construction or purchase of new dwellings$m
4,621
5,142
6,466
8,200
10,524
9,502
8,263
9,302
11,287
12,158
13,456
Number for purchase of established dwellings'000
203
214
285
342
420
348
366
393
385
395
455
Value for purchase of established dwellings$m
14,339
15,634
r22,071
r28,579
r37,311
r32,808
r35,416
40,677
43,374
r49,344
61,496
Value for alterations and additions$m
906
981
1,359
1,641
2,899
3,477
3,510
3,039
2,779
2,821
3,321

HOUSING ASSISTANCE

Units
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000

Public sector rental dwelling stock '000
352
362
370
377
384
389
393
400
381
386
363
Applicants on housing waiting lists '000
195
202
216
232
235
235
236
221
218
184
213
Applicants accommodated '000
53
52
49
54
55
53
51
47
42
41
41
Persons receiving private rental assistance'000
674
646
868
941
976
931
1,042
1,049
979
1,016
992

(a) Components do not total 100% because other dwellings (caravans or cabins in a caravan park, houseboats and houses or flats attached to shops) are not included.
(b) Components do not total 100% because other renters (paying rent to the manager of a caravan park, an employer, a housing cooperative, or a church or community group), as well as other types of tenure (rent free and others), are not included.

Reference periods: Data are for the year ending 30 June except: average number of persons per household and bedrooms per dwelling; structure; tenure type; mean weekly rent and applicants on housing waiting lists, which vary according to the timing of the surveys within each year. Data for average loan size of first home buyers are at June 30.

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