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4102.0 - Australian Social Trends, 2002  
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National summary tables

HOUSING STOCK

Units
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001

Number of occupied private dwellings'000
6,173
6,302
6,446
6,579
r6,668
r6,762
r6,910
r7,015
r7,127
7,250
n.y.a.
Public sector dwellings completed'000
11.5
9.7
11.1
9.9
7.8
6.8
6.0
4.4
5.4
4.8
3.8
Private sector dwellings completed'000
122.9
123.0
145.2
157.3
162.4
129.1
113.4
127.2
136.7
150.5
130.1
Housing utilisation
Average persons per householdno.
2.8
2.7
n.a.
2.6
2.6
2.6
2.6
2.6
2.6
2.6
n.y.a.
Average bedrooms per dwellingno.
2.9
n.a.
n.a.
2.9
2.9
2.9
2.9
3.0
3.0
3.0
n.y.a.
Households with two or more spare bedrooms%
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
31.7
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
37.3
n.a.
n.a.
Households with insufficient bedrooms%
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
6.5
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
4.6
n.a.
n.a.
Dwelling structure(a)
Separate house%
n.a.
78.2
n.a.
79.4
79.3
78.6
79.5
78.8
79.5
79.3
n.y.a.
Semidetached/townhouse%
n.a.
7.0
n.a.
7.9
7.9
8.1
7.9
8.8
8.9
9.9
n.y.a.
Flat/apartment/unit%
n.a.
12.5
n.a.
12.5
11.9
12.4
11.9
11.7
11.1
10.1
n.y.a.
Tenure type(b)
Owner without a mortgage%
n.a.
41.6
n.a.
41.8
41.3
41.7
40.9
39.4
38.8
38.4
n.y.a.
Owner with a mortgage%
n.a.
27.6
n.a.
28.3
29.8
28.2
28.0
30.4
31.3
32.2
n.y.a.
State housing authority renter%
n.a.
5.6
n.a.
6.2
4.9
5.9
5.4
5.6
5.1
5.6
n.y.a.
Private landlord renter%
n.a.
18.9
n.a.
19.0
17.8
20.0
21.0
20.5
20.3
20.1
n.y.a.

HOUSING COSTS

Units
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001

Housing interest rate%
15.1
11.9
9.9
8.9
10.0
10.3
8.3
6.7
6.6
7.0
7.6
Affordability indexindex no.
111.7
133.9
152.1
162.8
140.9
141.7
169.0
169.0
164.8
145.9
159.6
Households with affordability problems%
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
10.6
10.5
10.6
11.3
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
Renting households with affordability problems%
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
5.8
5.9
6.2
6.8
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
First home buyers: average loan size$'000
n.a.
73.3
78.5
86.3
92.9
94.6
104.6
109.9
127.6
133.1
124.8
Average weekly earnings indexindex no.
106.6
111.5
113.5
116.9
121.7
127.2
132.1
137.6
142.7
147.4
155.2
Mean weekly public rent$
n.a.
66
n.a.
62
59
62
64
63
r68
r71
n.y.a.
Mean weekly private rent$
n.a.
127
n.a.
141
138
148
153
157
r167
r166
n.y.a.
Rental cost index(c)index no.
104.8
106.7
107.2
107.9
108.9
111.7
115.1
118.5
122.0
125.4
129.3
Project home price index index no.
102.1
102.1
103.0
105.8
108.1
109.5
109.2
110.3
113.1
120.7
134.9
Established house price index index no.
100.8
104.6
106.0
109.1
112.6
112.7
115.1
122.8
130.4
142.3
152.8
Materials used in house building price index index no.
104.6
104.9
106.9
112.0
115.4
115.7
116.1
118.2
119.5
122.8
124.4
Finance commitments
Number for construction or purchase of new dwellings'000
80
94
111
124
103
85
89
97
94
94
71
Value for construction or purchase of new dwellings$m
5,142
6,466
8,200
10,524
9,502
8,263
9,302
11,287
12,158
13,456
10,131
Number for purchase of established dwellings'000
214
285
342
420
348
366
393
385
395
455
484
Value for purchase of established dwellings$m
15,634
22,071
28,579
37,311
32,808
35,416
40,677
43,374
49,344
61,496
64,293
Value for alterations and additions$m
981
1,359
1,641
2,899
3,477
3,510
3,039
2,779
2,821
3,321
3,109

HOUSING ASSISTANCE

Units
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001

Public sector rental dwelling stock '000
362
370
377
384
389
393
400
381
386
363
359
Applicants on housing waiting lists '000
202
216
232
235
235
236
221
218
184
213
222
Applicants accommodated '000
52
49
54
55
53
51
47
42
41
41
40
Persons receiving private rental assistance'000
646
868
941
976
931
1,042
1,049
979
1,016
992
1,029

(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.
(c) The 14th series CPI, introduced in September 2000, combined privately-owned and government-owned dwelling rents from the 13th series.

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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