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5609.0 - Housing Finance, Australia, Oct 2012 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 10/12/2012   
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OCTOBER KEY FIGURES

Trend estimates
Seasonally adjusted estimates
Oct 2012
Sep 2012 to Oct 2012
Oct 2012
Sep 2012 to Oct 2012

Value of dwelling commitments(a)(b)
$m
% change
$m
% change
Total dwellings
21 176
1.1
21 564
1.8
Owner occupied housing
13 842
0.5
13 863
-0.2
Investment housing - fixed loans(c)
7 333
2.2
7 701
5.5
Number of dwelling commitments(a)(b)
no.
% change
no.
% change
Owner occupied housing
46 341
0.6
46 477
0.1
Construction of dwellings
5 000
-0.9
4 903
-0.3
Purchase of new dwellings
2 567
4.0
2 673
4.2
Purchase of established dwellings
38 774
0.5
38 900
-0.1

(a) Includes refinancing (see Glossary).
(b) Excludes alterations and additions.
(c) Excludes revolving credit.

Value of dwelling commitments, Total dwellings
Graph: Value of dwelling commitments, Total dwellings

No. of dwelling commitments, Owner occupied housing
Graph: No. of dwelling commitments, Owner occupied housing




OCTOBER KEY POINTS


VALUE OF DWELLING COMMITMENTS

October 2012 compared with September 2012:
  • The trend estimate for the total value of dwelling finance commitments excluding alterations and additions rose 1.1%. Investment housing commitments rose 2.2% and owner occupied housing commitments rose 0.5%.
  • In seasonally adjusted terms, the total value of dwelling finance commitments excluding alterations and additions rose 1.8%.


NUMBER OF DWELLING COMMITMENTS

October 2012 compared with September 2012:
  • In trend terms, the number of commitments for owner occupied housing finance rose 0.6%.
  • In trend terms, the number of commitments for the purchase of new dwellings rose 4.0%, the number of commitments for the purchase of established dwellings rose 0.5%, while the number of commitments for the construction of dwellings fell 0.9%.
  • In original terms, the number of first home buyer commitments as a percentage of total owner occupied housing finance commitments fell to 18.7% in October 2012 from 19.4% in September 2012.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
November 2012 14 January 2013
December 2012 11 February 2013
January 2013 13 March 2013
February 2013 15 April 2013
March 2013 13 May 2013
April 2013 11 June 2013



CHANGES IN THE FORTHCOMING ISSUE-SEASONAL FACTORS

Seasonally adjusted and trend estimates for housing finance will be revised in the November 2012 issue as a result of the biennial reanalysis which takes account of additional data that have become available since the previous reanalysis. This reanalysis reviews the seasonal and trading day factors in more detail than is possible in the monthly processing cycle and assesses the appropriateness of any prior corrections.


REVISIONS

In this issue revisions have been made to the original series as a result of improved reporting of survey and administrative data. These revisions have impacted on:
  • Owner occupied housing for September 2012
  • Housing loan outstandings to households for the period June 2010 to September 2012.

Seasonally adjusted and trend series have been revised as a result of revisions to the original series, the incorporation of estimates for the latest month and the revision of seasonal factors due to the concurrent seasonal adjustment methodology.


INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Tavish Shrestha on Sydney (02) 9268 4615.


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