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National and state housing summary tables

HOUSING: NATIONAL SUMMARY

HOUSING STOCK

Units
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004

1
Number of occupied private dwellings
'000
6,579
6,668
6,762
6,910
7,015
7,127
7,250
r7,367
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
2
Public sector dwellings completed
'000
9.9
7.8
6.8
6.0
4.4
5.4
4.8
3.8
3.6
3.3
3.6
3
Private sector dwellings completed
'000
r158.5
162.4
129.1
113.4
127.2
136.7
150.5
130.1
r128.2
149.2
151.2
Dwelling structure- selected(a)
4
Separate house
%
79.4
n.a.
79.7
80.0
79.4
79.5
79.4
78.1
n.a.
77.7
n.y.a.
5
Semidetached
%
7.9
n.a.
7.9
7.8
8.6
8.9
9.8
9.9
n.a.
10.2
n.y.a.
6
Flat
%
12.5
n.a.
11.7
11.5
11.5
11.1
10.0
11.3
n.a.
11.4
n.y.a.
Housing utilisation
7
Average persons per household
no.
2.6
n.a.
2.7
2.7
2.7
2.6
2.6
2.6
n.a.
2.5
n.y.a.
8
Average bedrooms per dwelling
no.
2.9
n.a.
3.0
2.9
3.0
3.0
3.0
3.0
n.a.
3.0
n.y.a.

TENURE AND LANDLORD TYPE (b)

Units
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004

9
Owner without a mortgage
%
41.8
n.a.
42.8
41.3
39.5
38.8
38.6
38.2
n.a.
36.4
n.y.a.
10
Owner with a mortgage
%
28.3
n.a.
28.1
28.3
30.9
31.3
32.1
32.1
n.a.
33.1
n.y.a.
11
Renter- state housing authority
%
6.2
n.a.
6.0
5.6
5.8
5.1
5.8
5.0
n.a.
4.9
n.y.a.
12
Renter- private landlord
%
19.0
n.a.
19.0
20.4
20.0
20.3
19.9
21.0
n.a.
22.0
n.y.a.

HOUSING COSTS

Units
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004

Persons in households with housing stress
13
Renters
%
n.a.
n.a.
3.0
3.2
3.4
n.a.
3.0
3.2
n.a.
3.2
n.y.a.
14
Total households
%
n.a.
n.a.
6.1
5.7
6.3
n.a.
5.5
5.8
n.a.
5.5
n.y.a.
Rental
15
Mean weekly public rent
$
62
n.a.
62
66
62
68
71
73
n.a.
81
n.y.a.
16
Mean weekly private rent
$
141
n.a.
149
154
157
167
166
173
n.a.
189
n.y.a.
17
Rental cost index
index no.
107.9
108.9
111.7
115.1
118.5
122.0
125.4
129.3
133.1
r135.1
138.9
Construction/purchase
18
Housing interest rate
%
8.9
r9.9
10.3
8.3
6.7
6.6
7.0
7.6
6.3
6.5
6.8
19
First home buyers- average loan(c)
$'000
r84.5
r89.8
r92.2
r98.8
r106.5
r119.8
r132.9
r125.1
r145.1
r162.1
191.4
20
Project home price index(d)
index no.
105.8
108.1
109.5
109.2
110.3
113.1
120.7
134.9
138.1
144.1
154.8
21
Established house price index(d)
index no.
109.1
112.6
112.7
115.1
122.8
130.4
142.3
152.8
178.0
209.9
245.0
22
Materials used in house building price index(c)(e)
index no.
112.0
115.4
115.7
116.1
118.2
119.5
122.8
124.4
126.0
130.5
134.3
Finance commitments
Construction/purchase of new dwellings
23
Number
'000
124
103
r83
r85
r92
r87
r87
r65
r88
r74
81
24
Value
$m
10,522
9,500
r8,076
r8,943
r10,800
r11,554
r12,701
r9,602
r13,573
r14,137
16,720
Purchase of established dwellings(f)
25
Number
'000
420
348
366
393
385
395
r456
r486
r541
r561
580
26
Value
$m
37,310
32,806
35,414
40,676
43,375
49,342
r61,577
r64,558
r82,613
r94,796
110,912
27
Value for alterations and additions
$m
2,899
3,477
3,509
3,039
2,779
2,821
3,321
3,108
4,083
r5,350
6,703

HOUSING ASSISTANCE

Units
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004

28
Public sector rental dwelling stock
'000
384
389
393
400
381
386
363
359
354
348
345
29
Applicants on housing waiting lists
'000
235
235
236
221
218
184
213
222
223
208
204
30
Applicants accommodated
'000
55
53
51
47
42
41
41
40
37
33
31
31
Income units receiving private rental assistance
'000
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
r986.6
r910.6
r963.8
r941.3
r976.3
r943.9
r940.7
949.7
32
Mean fortnightly rental assistance received
$
n.a
n.a
n.a
63
59
61
62
r69
r73
75
78
33
Mean fortnightly rent paid by rental assistance recipients
$
n.a
n.a
n.a
219
217
221
225
239
253
264
277

(a) Components do not total 100% because other dwellings are not included.
(b) Components do not total 100% because other renters (paying rent to the manager of a caravan park, an employer, a housing cooperative, or a church or community group), as well as other types of tenure (rent free and others), are not included.
(c) Measured at original prices.
(d) Data refer to capital cities only.
(e) Data refer to state capital cities only.
(f) Data includes refinancing commitments.


Reference periods:
All data are for year ended 30 June except:
Data for indicator 1 is at June 30.
Data for indicators 4-12, 15-16 and 31 vary according to the timing of the surveys within each year.
Data for indicators 31 to 33: for 1998, March data; for other years either May or June data.

HOUSING: STATE SUMMARY

HOUSING STOCK

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

1
Number of occupied private dwellings
'000
2001
r2 455
r1 817
r1 383
r613
r724
r192
r63
r120
r7 367
2
Public sector dwellings completed
'000
2003–04
0.7
0.6
0.6
0.4
0.9
0.0
0.2
0.1
3.6
3
Private sector dwellings completed
'000
2003–04
41.2
41.9
36.5
9.0
17.3
2.2
0.7
2.4
151.1
Dwelling structure – selected(b)
4
Separate house
%
2002
73.0
80.6
79.2
79.4
81.2
85.5
74.2
73.0
77.7
5
Semidetached
%
2002
10.4
9.5
7.7
13.0
13.4
6.6
*8.0
19.5
10.2
6
Flat
%
2002
15.8
9.7
11.9
7.2
5.3
7.0
14.9
7.5
11.4
Housing utilisation
7
Average persons per household
no.
2002-03
2.6
2.6
2.5
2.4
2.5
2.4
2.7
2.5
2.5
8
Average bedrooms per dwelling
no.
2002-03
3.0
3.0
3.0
2.9
3.3
2.9
2.8
3.1
3.0

TENURE AND LANDLORD TYPE(c)

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

9
Owner without a mortgage
%
2002-03
37.5
39.6
32.7
35.9
34.1
41.1
16.0
28.2
36.4
10
Owner with a mortgage
%
2002-03
29.8
34.4
33.2
35.1
37.1
32.9
39.8
40.8
33.1
11
Renter – state housing authority
%
2002-03
5.5
3.5
3.6
8.2
4.7
6.3
*9.6
9.2
4.9
12
Renter – private landlord
%
2002-03
23.4
19.9
26.5
15.5
20.1
16.3
28.2
20.4
22.0

HOUSING COSTS

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

Persons in households with housing stress
13
Renters
%
2002-03
3.5
2.3
4.0
2.4
3.5
2.2
*2.9
*1.8
3.2
14
Total households
%
2002-03
5.8
4.9
6.4
3.7
6.9
3.3
*4.8
*3.1
5.5
Rental
15
Mean weekly public rent
$
2002-03
77
87
78
80
77
79
103
112
81
16
Mean weekly private rent
$
2002-03
223
182
170
150
160
123
208
209
189
17
Rental cost index(e)(f)
index no.
2003-04
144.8
139.5
126.4
137.5
122.3
129.0
125.9
144.1
138.9
Construction/purchase
18
First home buyers – average loan(d)(e)
$'000
2004
241.2
191.0
178.3
146.4
148.1
116.6
153.4
204.4
191.5
19
Project home price index(f)(g)
index no.
2003–04
151.2
153.1
161.7
165.9
145.4
172.0
176.4
187.0
154.8
20
Established house price index(f)(g)
index no.
2003–04
266.3
237.0
279.6
221.9
195.0
187.5
245.3
252.4
245.0
21
Materials used in
house building price index(d)(f)(g)
index no.
2003–04
142.3
131.1
132.1
138.4
125.8
139.4
n.a.
n.a.
134.3
Finance commitments
Construction/purchase of new dwellings
22
Number
'000
2003-04
18.6
21.1
17.8
6.5
13.8
1.4
0.5
1.0
80.5
23
Value
$m
2003-04
4 714
4 399
3 657
1 046
2 379
199
93
233
16 720
Purchase of established dwellings(e)
24
Number
'000
2003-04
186.6
123.1
126.7
48.3
70.0
12.7
4.6
7.7
579.8
25
Value
$m
2003-04
43 718
23 410
22 991
6 636
10 387
1 477
715
1 580
110 912
26
Value for alterations and additions
$m
2003-04
2 543
1 346
1 300
474
667
212
n.a.
n.a.
6 703

HOUSING ASSISTANCE

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

27
Public sector rental dwelling stock
'000
2003-04
124.7
64.9
49.1
46.7
31.5
11.7
5.6
11.1
345.3
28
Applicants on housing waiting lists
'000
2003-04
78.0
40.7
35.4
28.6
12.7
3.2
1.9
3.7
204.2
29
Applicants accommodated
'000
2003-04
9.9
5.9
4.6
3.6
4.1
1.2
0.8
0.8
31.0
30
Income units receiving
private rental assistance
'000
2003-04
316.5
206.0
235.1
66.5
87.4
23.7
5.6
8.4
949.7
31
Mean fortnightly
rental assistance received
$
2003-04
79
77
79
76
77
75
79
74
78
32
Mean fortnightly rent paid
by rental assistance recipients
$
2003-04
294
267
280
253
255
236
280
296
277

(a) Estimates for dwelling structure, tenure type and mean weekly public and private rent for Northern Territory relate to mainly urban areas only.
(b) Components do not total 100% because other dwellings are not included.
(c) Tenure and landlord types do not total 100% because other renters (paying rent to the manager of a caravan park, an employer, a housing cooperative, or a church or community group), as well as other types of tenure (rent free and others), are not included.
(d) Measured at original prices.
(e) Data includes refinancing commitments.
(f) State and territory data refer to capital cities only.
(g) Base of each index: 1989–90=100. The capital city index measure price movements in each city individually over time. They do not compare levels between cities. Please see definitions of each index.

Reference periods:
All data are for year ended 30 June except:
Data for indicator 1 at June 30.


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