8750.0 - Dwelling Unit Commencements, Australia, Preliminary, Mar 2011  
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DWELLING UNIT COMMENCEMENTS ORIGINAL


ORIGINAL ESTIMATES

Mar qtr 11
Dec qtr 10 to Mar qtr 11
Mar qtr 10 to Mar qtr 11
no.
%
%

New private sector houses
20 928
-15.4
-18.2
New private sector other residential building
13 844
5.0
36.1
Private sector conversion, etc.
195
-28.6
69.7
Public sector dwellings
1 384
-15.2
-73.3
Total dwelling units
36 351
-8.8
-11.5

  • The total number of dwelling units commenced fell 8.8% in the March quarter 2011, to 36,351.
  • Total dwelling unit commencements in all states and territories fell this quarter except for the Northern Territory.
  • New private sector house commencements fell 15.4%, to 20,928.
  • New private sector house commencements in all states and territories fell this quarter.
  • New private sector other residential building rose 5.0%, to 13,844. This follows a revised rise of 7.1% in the December quarter.
  • The total number of public sector dwellings commenced fell by 15.2% to 1,384, the lowest since June 2009.
  • Public sector dwelling unit commencements fell in New South Wales, South Australia, Western Australia and Tasmania this quarter.
Graph: Dwelling unit commencements, original