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8750.0 - Dwelling Unit Commencements, Australia, Preliminary, Jun 2006  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 14/09/2006   
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JUNE KEY FIGURES

Jun qtr 06
Mar qtr 06 to Jun qtr 06
Jun qtr 05 to Jun qtr 06
no.
%
%

Trend Estimates

Total dwelling units commenced
37 834
1.1
-2.7
New private sector houses
25 331
0.5
-1.3
New private sector other residential building
11 277
2.9
-4.2

Seasonally Adjusted Estimates

Total dwelling units commenced
37 781
-2.3
-5.5
New private sector houses
25 534
0.9
-2.5
New private sector other residential building
11 054
-8.0
-10.3

Dwelling units commenced - Total
Graph: Dwelling units commenced

Private dwellings commenced, Trend
Graph: Private Sector Dwellings Commenced



JUNE KEY POINTS


TREND ESTIMATES

  • The trend estimate for the total number of dwelling units commenced rose 1.1% in the June quarter 2006.
  • New private sector house commencements rose 0.5% in the latest quarter.
  • The trend for new private other residential building commencements rose 2.9% in the June quarter 2006.


SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES
  • In seasonally adjusted terms, the total number of dwelling units commenced fell 2.3%, to 37,781, in the June quarter 2006.
  • New private sector house commencements rose 0.9%, to 25,534.
  • New private other residential building fell 8.0%, to 11,054, in the June quarter 2006. This follows a rise of 26.3% in the March quarter.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
September 2006 14 December 2006
December 2006 20 March 2007



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 13 October 2006.



SIGNIFICANT REVISIONS THIS ISSUE

Compared to the estimates published in Building Activity, Australia, March quarter 2006 (cat. no. 8752.0), released on 19 July 2006:

  • the number of private sector new houses commenced in Australia during the March quarter 2006 has been revised down by 581 (-2.5%).
  • the number of new private sector other residential dwelling units commenced in Australia during the March quarter 2006 has been revised down by 79 (-0.7%).


INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Tamra Guiver on Adelaide (08) 8237 7655.



DWELLING UNIT COMMENCEMENTS ORIGINAL


ORIGINAL ESTIMATES

Jun qtr 06
Mar qtr 06 to Jun qtr 06
Jun qtr 05 to Jun qtr 06
no.
%
%

New private sector houses
25 741
13.4
-2.3
New private sector other residential building
10 885
1.3
-10.3
Private sector conversion, etc.
301
-16.9
-38.3
Public sector dwellings
858
21.9
-7.4
Total dwelling units
37 785
9.5
-5.3

  • The total number of dwelling units commenced rose 9.5% in the June quarter 2006, to 37,785.
  • New private sector house commencements rose 13.4%, to 25,741. Commencements rose in all states and territories except the Australian Capital Territory.
  • New private sector other residential building rose 1.3%, to 10,885. Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia and Tasmania recorded rises.
  • The total number of public sector dwellings commenced rose 21.9%, to 858.
Graph: Dwelling unit commencements, original



DWELLING UNIT COMMENCEMENTS STATES & TERRITORIES


NEW SOUTH WALES
Graph: Dwelling unit commencements, NSW



The trend estimate of total dwelling unit commencements is now showing a small rise this quarter after falling for the previous eight quarters.



VICTORIA

Graph: Dwelling unit commencements, Vic.



The trend estimate of total dwelling unit commencements has fallen for the last four quarters.



QUEENSLAND

Graph: Dwelling unit commencements, Qld.



The trend estimate of total dwelling unit commencements has risen slightly this quarter after three quarters of decline.



SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Graph: Dwelling unit commencements, SA



The trend estimate of dwelling unit commencements has risen for the past three quarters.



WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Graph: Dwelling unit commencements, WA



The trend estimate of total dwelling unit commencements has risen for the past six quarters.



TASMANIA

Graph: Dwelling unit commencements, Tas.



The trend estimate of total dwelling unit commencements is now showing rises for the past two quarters.



NORTHERN TERRITORY

Graph: Dwelling unit commencements, NT



The trend estimate of total dwelling unit commencements is now showing rises for the past three quarters.



AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

Graph: Dwelling unit commencements, ACT



The trend estimate of total dwelling unit commencements has fallen for the past four quarters.

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