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4102.0 - Australian Social Trends, 1997  
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State summary tables


HOUSING STOCK

Units
Years
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.

Occupied private dwellings
'000
1995
2,252.6
1,692.9
1,225.5
590.0
653.6
184.9
57.4
111.0
6,768
Houses (of dwellings)
%
1995
76.7
80.7
81.7
78.2
79.8
89.1
69.6
77.5
79.3
Flats and apartments (of dwellings)
%
1995
13.3
11.8
9.8
9.1
4.9
7.3
16.2
10.0
10.9
Owned (of dwellings)
%
1995
44.7
45.8
42.7
41.9
36.3
46.9
16.1
29.5
43.1
Being purchased (of dwellings)
%
1995
24.8
28.6
26.4
26.5
32.7
25.0
31.9
34.2
27.2
Public rental (of dwellings)
%
1995
5.3
3.5
3.8
11.8
5.0
8.7
22.1
9.9
5.4
Size of new private sector houses
m2
1995-96
203
199
207
195
222
182
190
175
205
Size of new public sector houses
m2
1995-96
171
140
135
143
140
142
208
138
150
Dwellings completed
'000
1995-96
44.8
24.8
35.0
6.5
17.4
2.6
1.5
2.4
135.0


HOUSING COSTS

Units
Years
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.

Affordability index(a)
no.
1995-96
104.1
146.4
140.8
168.9
154.3
181.4
n.a.
161.6
141.7
Project home price index(a)
no.
1995-96
110.2
107.3
113.7
112.8
101.6
123.4
129.9
124.7
109.5
Established home price index(a)
no.
1995-96
115.8
97.6
136.8
108.3
108.2
129.8
188.0
127.8
112.7
Materials used in house building price index(a)
no.
1995-96
115.9
115.4
115.1
118.2
114.7
120.7
n.a.
n.a.
115.7
Finance commitments for newly constructed houses
'000
1995-96
5.0
3.2
2.7
1.4
1.2
0.4
0.1
0.8
14.7
Finance commitments for newly constructed houses
$m
1995-96
551.7
302.1
282.1
116.6
111.1
23.2
7.4
78.3
1,472.4
Finance commitments for alterations and additions
$m
1995-96
1,261.8
746.8
730.8
240.7
349.5
86.8
31.3
61.6
3 509.4
Mean weekly rent
$
1994
135.0
115.0
116.0
88.0
104.0
93.0
98.0
128.0
118.0

(a) State data refers to capital cities only.

HOUSING ASSISTANCE

Units
Years
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.

Public sector dwelling stock
'000
1994-95
132.4
68.7
51.5
61.4
36.5
14.6
11.1
12.5
388.6
Housing waiting list
'000
1994-95
88.2
51.7
28.5
37.5
13.3
3.0
5.1
7.3
234.7
Applicants accommodated
'000
1994-95
11.0
9.4
10.1
8.1
7.4
2.8
1.3
2.5
52.5





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