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5609.0 - Housing Finance, Australia, Jun 2015 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 07/08/2015   
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JUNE KEY FIGURES

Trend estimates
Seasonally adjusted estimates
Jun 2015
May 2015 to Jun 2015
Jun 2015
May 2015 to Jun 2015

Value of dwelling commitments(a)(b)

$m
% change
$m
% change
Total dwellings
32 149
0.2
32 065
2.8
Owner occupied housing
18 400
0.1
18 558
5.5
Investment housing - fixed loans(c)
13 750
0.2
13 507
-0.7

Number of dwelling commitments(a)(b)

no.
% change
no.
% change
Owner occupied housing
52 521
-0.6
52 672
4.4
Construction of dwellings
5 679
-0.9
5 598
-0.4
Purchase of new dwellings
2 737
0.7
2 703
-0.8
Purchase of established dwellings
44 105
-0.6
44 371
5.3

(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




JUNE KEY POINTS


VALUE OF DWELLING COMMITMENTS

June 2015 compared with May 2015:
  • The trend estimate for the total value of dwelling finance commitments excluding alterations and additions rose 0.2%. Investment housing commitments rose 0.2% and owner occupied housing commitments rose 0.1%.
  • In seasonally adjusted terms, the total value of dwelling finance commitments excluding alterations and additions rose 2.8%.


NUMBER OF DWELLING COMMITMENTS

June 2015 compared with May 2015:
  • In trend terms, the number of commitments for owner occupied housing finance fell 0.6% in June 2015.
  • In trend terms, the number of commitments for the construction of dwellings fell 0.9% and the number of commitments for the purchase of established dwellings fell 0.6%, while the number of commitments for the purchase of new dwellings rose 0.7%.
  • In original terms, the number of first home buyer commitments as a percentage of total owner occupied housing finance commitments rose to 15.9% in June 2015 from 15.6% in May 2015.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
July 2015 9 September 2015
August 2015 9 October 2015
September 2015 10 November 2015
October 2015 9 December 2015
November 2015 15 January 2016
December 2015 12 February 2016



REVISIONS

In this issue revisions have been made to the original series as a result of improved reporting of survey and administrative data, and updated first home buyer modelled estimates. These revisions have impacted on:
  • First home buyers owner occupied housing for periods September 2012 to May 2015
  • Owner occupied housing for periods September 2012 to May 2015
  • Investment housing for periods August 2013 to May 2015
  • Housing loan outstandings to households; owner-occupied and investment housing: for periods from July 2012 to May 2015

These revisions include improved reporting by a significant lender from December 2014. The ABS is currently investigating the impact on the series estimates for the periods prior to December 2014 and will determine if adjustments are necessary. Any resulting revisions will be published in future issues of this publication.


FIRST HOME BUYERS

Monthly First Home Buyer Statistics will be subject to future revision, as the modelled component is adjusted to reflect improved reporting by lenders. Information relating to changes to the method of estimating loans to first home buyers, introduced from the December 2014 issue can be found under the First Home Buyers web page and on Page 5 of the PDF.


OWNER OCCUPATION AND INVESTMENT HOUSING

Statistics in this publication are currently derived from returns submitted to the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) under the Financial Sector (Collection of Data) Act 2001, primarily for use by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). Revisions to the original series are included in this publication as they occur. The ABS anticipates that in the coming months some lenders will revise residential mortgage data reported to APRA. These revisions are expected to result in changes in the proportion of the investment housing statistics relative to owner occupation statistics. It is not expected that aggregate data on lending statistics for housing will change significantly. The ABS is working closely with APRA and affected lenders as they remediate their data and processes.


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