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8750.0 - Dwelling Unit Commencements, Australia, Preliminary, Jun 2011  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 14/09/2011   
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JUNE KEY FIGURES

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

Trend Estimates

Total dwelling units commenced
38 289
-0.9
-8.5
New private sector houses
22 497
-2.8
-16.8
New private sector other residential building
14 182
3.9
17.8

Seasonally Adjusted Estimates

Total dwelling units commenced
37 820
-4.7
-18.6
New private sector houses
22 709
-2.1
-15.5
New private sector other residential building
13 580
-7.1
3.1


Dwelling units commenced
Graph: Dwelling units commenced

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




JUNE KEY POINTS


DWELLING UNITS COMMENCED
  • The trend estimate for the total number of dwelling units commenced fell 0.9% in the June quarter 2011 following a fall of 1.9% in the March quarter 2011.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for the total number of dwelling units commenced fell 4.7% in the June quarter following a rise of 3.3% in the March quarter.


NEW PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for new private sector house commencements fell 2.8% in the June quarter following a fall of 3.6% in the March quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for new private sector house commencements fell 2.1% in the June quarter following a fall of 1.6% in the March quarter.


NEW PRIVATE SECTOR OTHER RESIDENTIAL BUILDING
  • The trend estimate for new private sector other residential building commencements rose 3.9% in the June quarter following a rise of 3.9% in the March quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for new private sector other residential building fell 7.1% in the June quarter following a rise of 15.2% in the March quarter.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
September 2011 13 December 2011
December 2011 14 March 2012



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 19 October 2011.


SIGNIFICANT REVISIONS THIS ISSUE

Compared to the estimates published in Building Activity, Australia, March quarter 2011 (cat. no. 8752.0) released on 20 July 2011:
  • the total number of dwellings commenced in Australia during March quarter 2011 has been revised upwards by 679 (+1.9%).
  • the number of new private sector houses commenced in Australia during the March quarter 2011 has been revised upwards by 302 (+1.5%).
  • the number of new private sector other residential dwelling units commenced in Australia during the March quarter 2011 has been revised upwards by 319 (+2.3%).


DATA NOTE

Widespread flooding in the eastern states, particularly Queensland, and other natural disasters have not adversely affected the quality of estimates in this release. However, these events may have had an impact on the level of dwelling commencements in the June quarter of 2011.


INQUIRIES

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