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8750.0 - Dwelling Unit Commencements, Australia, Preliminary, Sep 2006  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 14/12/2006   
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DWELLING UNIT COMMENCEMENTS ORIGINAL


ORIGINAL ESTIMATES

Sept qtr 06
Jun qtr 06
to Sept qtr 06
Sept qtr 05
to Sept qtr 06
no.
%
%

New private sector houses
27 747
9.0
0.9
New private sector other residential building
10 755
-1.3
-9.1
Private sector conversion, etc.
492
32.3
-31.8
Public sector dwellings
1 017
18.5
-11.8
Total dwelling units
40 012
6.5
-2.9

  • The total number of dwelling units commenced rose 6.5% in the September quarter 2006, to 40,012.
  • New private sector house commencements rose 9.0%, to 27,747. Commencements rose in all states and territories except for Western Australia and Tasmania.
  • New private sector other residential building fell 1.3%, to 10,755. Queensland, Western Australia, Tasmania and the Australian Capital Territory recorded rises.
  • The total number of public sector dwellings commenced rose 18.5%, to 1,017.
Graph: Dwelling unit commencements, original

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