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5609.0 - Housing Finance, Australia, Sep 2009 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 09/11/2009   
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SEPTEMBER KEY FIGURES

Trend estimates
Seasonally adjusted estimates
Sep 2009
Aug 2009 to Sep 2009
Sep 2009
Aug 2009 to Sep 2009

Value of dwelling commitments(a)
$m
% change
$m
% change
Total dwellings
23 343
0.3
23 847
4.8
Owner occupied housing
17 141
0.0
17 596
6.7
Investment housing - fixed loans(b)
6 202
0.8
6 251
-0.1
Number of dwelling commitments(a)
no.
% change
no.
% change
Owner occupied housing
64 230
0.0
65 505
5.1
Construction of dwellings
6 955
2.2
7 221
8.0
Purchase of new dwellings
2 723
0.5
2 745
-0.6
Purchase of established dwellings
54 552
-0.3
55 538
5.0

(a) Includes refinancing (see Glossary).
(b) 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




SEPTEMBER KEY POINTS


VALUE OF DWELLING COMMITMENTS

September 2009 compared with August 2009:
  • In trend terms, the total value of dwelling finance commitments excluding alterations and additions increased 0.3%. Investment housing commitments increased 0.8% and owner occupied housing commitments recorded no change in percentage terms.
  • In seasonally adjusted terms, the total value of dwelling finance commitments excluding alterations and additions increased 4.8%.


NUMBER OF DWELLING COMMITMENTS

September 2009 compared with August 2009:
  • In trend terms, the number of commitments for owner occupied housing finance remained unchanged in percentage terms.
  • In trend terms, the number of commitments for the construction of dwellings increased 2.2% and the number of commitments for the purchase of new dwellings increased 0.5%.
  • In original terms, the number of first home buyer commitments as a percentage of total owner occupied housing finance commitments rose, increasing from 24.7% in August 2009 to 26.1% in September 2009.
  • In original terms, the number of fixed rate loan commitments as a percentage of total owner occupied housing finance commitments decreased from 6.3% in August 2009 to 5.6% in September 2009.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
October 2009 9 December 2009
November 2009 12 January 2010
December 2009 10 February 2010
January 2010 10 March 2010
February 2010 12 April 2010
March 2010 12 May 2010



REVISIONS

Revisions were made to the Housing loan outstandings series (Table 12) from September 2008 to August 2009 and to other original series from July 2009 to August 2009. Seasonally adjusted and trend series have been revised as a result of revisions to the original series and the incorporation of estimates for the latest month.


INQUIRIES

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