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8750.0 - Dwelling Unit Commencements, Australia, Preliminary, Dec 2007  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 19/03/2008   
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DECEMBER KEY FIGURES

Dec qtr 07
Sep qtr 07 to Dec qtr 07
Dec qtr 06 to Dec qtr 07
no.
%
%

Trend Estimates

Total dwelling units commenced
39 113
2.0
2.7
New private sector houses
26 528
2.2
0.8
New private sector other residential building
11 139
1.3
5.9

Seasonally Adjusted Estimates

Total dwelling units commenced
39 477
2.6
2.6
New private sector houses
27 191
6.3
3.7
New private sector other residential building
10 683
-8.4
-3.6


Dwelling units commenced - Total
Graph: Dwelling units commenced

Private dwellings commenced, Trend
Graph: Private Sector Dwellings Commenced




DECEMBER KEY POINTS


TOTAL DWELLING UNITS
  • The trend estimate for the total number of dwelling units commenced rose 2.0% in the December quarter 2007 following a revised increase of 1.2% in the September quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for the total number of dwelling units commenced rose 2.6% in the December quarter which follows a revised increase of 3.4% in the September quarter.


NEW HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for new private sector house commencements increased by 2.2% in the December quarter. This follows a revised increase of 1.0% in the September quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for new private sector house commencements rose 6.3% in the December quarter. This follows a revised increase of 1.1% in the September quarter.


OTHER RESIDENTIAL BUILDING
  • The trend for new private sector other residential building commencements rose 1.3% in the December quarter which follows a revised increase of 1.5% in the September quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for new private sector other residential building fell 8.4% in the December quarter following a revised increase of 11.0% in the September quarter.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
March 2008 17 June 2008
June 2008 15 September 2008



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 18 April 2008.


SIGNIFICANT REVISIONS THIS ISSUE

Compared to the estimates published in Building Activity, Australia, September quarter 2007 (cat. no. 8752.0) released on 21 January 2008:
  • the total number of dwellings commenced in Australia during September quarter 2007 has been revised upwards by 722 (+1.8%).
  • the number of new private sector other residential dwelling units commenced in Australia during the September quarter 2007 has been revised upwards by 596 (+5.2%).


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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