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8750.0 - Dwelling Unit Commencements, Australia, Preliminary, Sep 2010  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 14/12/2010   
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DWELLING UNIT COMMENCEMENTS ORIGINAL


ORIGINAL ESTIMATES

Sep qtr 10
Jun qtr 10 to Sep qtr 10
Sep qtr 09 to Sep qtr 10
no.
%
%

New private sector houses
26 821
-0.1
2.4
New private sector other residential building
11 530
-9.3
39.1
Private sector conversion, etc.
247
49.7
-6.4
Public sector dwellings
2 879
-46.1
31.8
Total dwelling units
41 477
-8.0
12.3

  • The total number of dwelling units commenced fell 8.0% in the September quarter 2010, to 41,477.
  • New private sector house commencements fell 0.1%, to 26,821. Commencements in all states and territories fell this quarter except for Victoria and Tasmania.
  • New private sector other residential building fell 9.3%, to 11,530. This follows a revised rise of 25.0% in the June quarter.
  • The total number of public sector dwellings commenced fell by 46.1% to 2,879. Commencements in all states and territories fell this quarter except for Tasmania and Northern Territory.
Graph: Dwelling unit commencements, original


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