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8750.0 - Dwelling Unit Commencements, Australia, Preliminary, Mar 2006  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 22/06/2006   
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MARCH KEY FIGURES

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

Trend Estimates

Total dwelling units commenced
37 404
-0.7
-3.9
New private sector houses
25 205
-1.0
-0.5
New private sector other residential building
10 895
-
-8.8

Seasonally Adjusted Estimates

Total dwelling units commenced
39 219
10.6
4.0
New private sector houses
25 738
3.9
5.4
New private sector other residential building
12 048
26.3
2.2

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)

Dwelling units commenced - Total
Graph: Dwelling units commenced

Private dwellings commenced, Trend
Graph: Private Sector Dwellings Commenced



MARCH KEY POINTS


TREND ESTIMATES

  • The trend estimate for the total number of dwelling units commenced fell 0.7% in the March quarter 2006.
  • New private sector house commencements fell 1.0% in the latest quarter.
  • The trend for new private other residential building commencements was flat in the March quarter 2006.


SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES
  • In seasonally adjusted terms, the total number of dwelling units commenced rose 10.6%, to 39,219, in the March quarter 2006. This follows falls of 8.3% and 3.7% in the previous two quarters.
  • New private sector house commencements rose 3.9%, to 25,738.
  • New private other residential building rose 26.3%, to 12,048, in the March quarter 2006. This follows a fall of 17.0% in the December quarter.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
June 2006 14 September 2006
September 2006 14 December 2006



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 July 2006.



SIGNIFICANT REVISIONS THIS ISSUE

Compared to the estimates published in Building Activity, Australia, December quarter 2005 (cat. no. 8752.0), released on 21 April 2006:

  • the number of private sector new houses commenced in Australia during the December quarter 2005 has been revised down by 172 (-0.7%).
  • the number of new private sector other residential dwelling units commenced in Australia during the December quarter 2005 has been revised up by 265 (+2.6%).


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

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

New private sector houses
23 383
-8.6
5.2
New private sector other residential building
10 794
2.9
2.7
Private sector conversion, etc.
399
68.4
14.0
Public sector dwellings
730
-8.8
-13.2
Total dwelling units
35 306
-4.8
4.0

  • The total number of dwelling units commenced fell 4.8% in the March quarter 2006, to 35,306.
  • New private sector house commencements fell 8.6%, to 23,383. Commencements fell in all states and territories except Tasmania and the Australian Capital Territory.
  • New private sector other residential building rose 2.9%, to 10,794. The increase was predominantly driven by a large rise in New South Wales (+54.8%), which followed a large fall in the previous quarter (-23.8%).
  • The total number of public sector dwellings commenced fell 8.8%, to 730.
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 rises for the last two quarters after falling for the previous six quarters.



VICTORIA

Graph: Dwelling unit commencements, Vic.



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



QUEENSLAND

Graph: Dwelling unit commencements, Qld.



The trend estimate of total dwelling unit commencements has been generally falling since March 2004.



SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Graph: Dwelling unit commencements, SA



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



WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Graph: Dwelling unit commencements, WA



The trend estimate of total dwelling unit commencements has risen for the past five quarters, with the rate of growth slowing in recent quarters.



TASMANIA

Graph: Dwelling unit commencements, Tas.



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



NORTHERN TERRITORY

Graph: Dwelling unit commencements, NT



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



AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

Graph: Dwelling unit commencements, ACT



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

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