5609.0 - Housing Finance, Australia, December 2016 Quality Declaration 
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DECEMBER KEY FIGURES

Trend estimates
Seasonally adjusted estimates
Dec 2016
Nov 2016 to Dec 2016
Dec 2016
Nov 2016 to Dec 2016

Value of dwelling commitments(a)(b)

$m
% change
$m
% change
Total dwellings
33 198
0.8
33 406
0.4
Owner occupied housing
19 988
0.2
20 207
1.3
Investment housing - fixed loans(c)
13 210
1.7
13 199
-1.0

Number of dwelling commitments(a)(b)

no.
% change
no.
% change
Owner occupied housing
54 362
0.1
54 912
0.4
Construction of dwellings
5 637
0.2
5 672
-0.3
Purchase of new dwellings
2 785
1.4
2 864
3.2
Purchase of established dwellings
45 940
0.1
46 375
0.3

(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




DECEMBER KEY POINTS


VALUE OF DWELLING COMMITMENTS

December 2016 compared with November 2016:
  • The trend estimate for the total value of dwelling finance commitments excluding alterations and additions rose 0.8%. Investment housing commitments rose 1.7%, and owner occupied housing commitments rose 0.2%.
  • In seasonally adjusted terms, the total value of dwelling finance commitments excluding alterations and additions rose 0.4%.


NUMBER OF DWELLING COMMITMENTS

December 2016 compared with November 2016:
  • In trend terms, the number of commitments for owner occupied housing finance rose 0.1% in December 2016.
  • In trend terms, the number of commitments for the purchase of new dwellings rose 1.4%, the number of commitments for the construction of dwellings rose 0.2%, and the number of commitments for the purchase of established dwellings rose 0.1%.
  • In original terms, the number of first home buyer commitments as a percentage of total owner occupied housing finance commitments remained at 13.8% in December 2016. The number of first home buyer commitments fell by 7.1% to 7,690 in December from 8,281 in November; the number of non-first home buyer commitments also fell.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
January 2017 10 March 2017
February 2017 10 April 2017
March 2017 15 May 2017
April 2017 9 June 2017
May 2017 11 July 2017
June 2017 9 August 2017



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 affected the following series:
  • Owner occupied and investment housing for the month of November 2016.
  • Housing loan outstandings to households for owner occupation series for the month of November 2016.


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