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8750.0 - Dwelling Unit Commencements, Australia, Preliminary, Mar 2010  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 16/06/2010   
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MARCH KEY FIGURES

Mar qtr 10
Dec qtr 09 to Mar qtr 10
Mar qtr 09 to Mar qtr 10
no.
%
%

Trend Estimates

Total dwelling units commenced
42 683
8.7
37.8
New private sector houses
28 780
5.6
32.9
New private sector other residential building
10 269
12.1
25.7

Seasonally Adjusted Estimates

Total dwelling units commenced
42 399
4.3
34.7
New private sector houses
27 845
-2.4
29.4
New private sector other residential building
10 296
7.9
17.4


Dwelling units commenced
Graph: Dwelling units commenced

Private dwellings commenced, Trend estimates
Graph: Private Sector Dwellings Commenced




MARCH KEY POINTS


TOTAL DWELLING UNITS
  • The trend estimate for the total number of dwelling units commenced rose 8.7% in the March quarter 2010 following a rise of 10.8% in the December quarter 2009.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for the total number of dwelling units commenced rose 4.3% in the March quarter which follows a rise of 16.8% in the December quarter.


NEW HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for new private sector house commencements rose 5.6% in the March quarter following an increase of 7.9% in the December quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for new private sector house commencements fell 2.4% in the March quarter following a rise of 14.3% in the December quarter.


OTHER RESIDENTIAL BUILDING
  • The trend estimate for new private sector other residential building commencements rose 12.1% in the March quarter which follows a rise of 11.8% in the December quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for new private sector other residential building rose 7.9% in the March quarter following a rise of 20.6% in the December quarter.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
June 2010 15 September 2010
September 2010 14 December 2010



ABOUT THIS ISSUE

This publication provides an early indication of trends in the number of dwelling units commenced. The data are estimates based on a response rate of approximately 90% of a sample of building jobs collected in the Building Activity Survey. More comprehensive and updated results will be released in Building Activity, Australia (cat. no. 8752.0), on 14 July 2010.


SIGNIFICANT REVISIONS THIS ISSUE

Compared to the estimates published in Building Activity, Australia, December quarter 2009 (cat. no. 8752.0) released on 14 April 2010:
  • the total number of dwellings commenced in Australia during December quarter 2009 has been revised upwards by 679 (+1.6%).
  • the number of new private sector houses commenced in Australia during the December quarter 2009 has been revised upwards by 541 (+1.8%).
  • the number of new private sector other residential dwelling units commenced in Australia during the December quarter 2009 has been revised upwards by 148 (+1.5%).


INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Willie Hynd on Adelaide (08) 8237 7645.


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