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8750.0 - Dwelling Unit Commencements, Australia, Preliminary, Dec 2009  
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DWELLING UNIT COMMENCEMENTS ORIGINAL


ORIGINAL ESTIMATES

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

New private sector houses
29 660
13.2
28.7
New private sector other residential building
10 105
22.5
7.3
Private sector conversion, etc.
256
-0.8
32.1
Public sector dwellings
1 970
-9.8
176.5
Total dwelling units
41 990
13.8
25.8

  • The total number of dwelling units commenced rose 13.8% in the December quarter 2009, to 41,990.
  • New private sector house commencements rose 13.2%, to 29,660. Commencements rose in states and territories other than the Northern Territory and the ACT.
  • New private sector other residential building rose 22.5%, to 10,105. This follows a revised rise of 21%, to 8,250 in the September quarter.
  • The total number of public sector dwellings commenced fell 9.8%, to 1,970. Commencements rose in states and territories other than New South Wales, Queensland and the ACT.
Graph: Dwelling unit commencements, original


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