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5609.0 - Housing Finance, Australia, Sep 2005  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 09/11/2005   
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WHAT IF...? REVISIONS TO TREND ESTIMATES


EFFECT OF NEW SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES ON TREND ESTIMATES


SENSITIVITY ANALYSIS

Readers should exercise care when interpreting the trend estimates of recent months because they will be revised when next month’s seasonally adjusted estimates become available. For further information, see paragraphs 29 and 30 in the Explanatory Notes.


The graph below presents the effect of two possible scenarios on the previous trend estimates:


1 The October 2005 seasonally adjusted estimate of number of dwellings financed is higher than the September 2005 seasonally adjusted estimate by 3.0%.


2 The October 2005 seasonally adjusted estimate of number of dwellings financed is lower than the September 2005 seasonally adjusted estimate by 3.0%.


The percentage change of 3.0% was chosen because the average absolute percentage change of the seasonally adjusted series, based on the last 10 years of data, has been 3.0%.


Number of Owner Occupied Dwelling Finance Commitments

Graph: Number of Dwelling Units Financed

What if next month's seasonally adjusted estimate:
Trend as published
(1) rises by 3% on this month
(2) falls by 3% on this month
no.
% change
no.
% change
no.
% change

April 2005
55 207
0.1
55 161
0.1
55 228
0.2
May 2005
55 165
-0.1
55 071
-0.2
55 188
-0.1
June 2005
55 183
-
55 134
0.1
55 192
-
July 2005
55 354
0.3
55 496
0.7
55 341
0.3
August 2005
55 642
0.5
56 154
1.2
55 641
0.5
September 2005
56 005
0.7
56 956
1.4
55 989
0.6
October 2005
-
-
57 788
1.5
56 330
0.6

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)


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