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4102.0 - Australian Social Trends, 1996  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 24/06/1996   
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National summary tables


HOUSING STOCK

Units
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995

Occupied private dwellings
'000
na
5,629
na
na
na
na
6,173
6,319
6,483
6,635
6,768
Houses (of dwellings)
%
na
r80.2
na
r80.0
na
80.7
na
78.2
na
79.4
na
Flats and apartments (of dwellings)
%
na
r9.6
na
r8.9
na
11.5
na
na
na
12.5
na
Owned (of dwellings)
%
na
r38.6
na
r42.9
na
42.4
na
41.6
na
41.8
na
Being purchased (of dwellings)
%
na
r32.0
na
r29.1
na
29.2
na
27.6
na
28.3
na
Public rental (of dwellings)
%
na
r5.4
na
r5.4
na
5.8
na
5.6
na
6.2
na
Size of new private sector houses
m2
170
178
182
186
r190
189
188
187
189
192
197
Size of new public sector houses
m2
104
108
111
114
114
110
121
122
130
141
141
Private sector dwellings completed
'000
129.1
126.5
106.2
107.7
139.4
147.5
122.9
123.0
r145.2
157.3
162.4
Public sector dwellings completed
'000
13.3
13.9
13.6
10.7
11.0
12.5
11.5
9.7
11.1
9.9
7.8


HOUSING COSTS

Units
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995

Housing interest rate
%
11.6
13.8
15.5
14.2
15.3
16.9
15.1
11.9
9.9
8.9
10.0
Affordability index
no.
na
141.1
135.1
135.1
110.1
100.9
111.7
133.9
152.1
162.8
140.9
Average weekly earnings index
no.
72.2
76.7
82.2
87.2
93.5
100.0
106.6
111.5
113.5
116.9
121.7
Private rental cost index
no.
62.5
68.6
75.7
83.7
92.7
100.0
104.7
106.3
106.7
107.1
108.1
Public rental cost index
no.
61.4
67.9
74.0
85.1
94.5
100.0
105.0
110.0
112.5
115.3
118.5
Project home price index
no.
na
na
71.9
77.1
91.4
100.0
102.1
102.1
103.0
105.8
108.1
Established home price index
no.
na
na
62.6
69.5
92.2
100.0
100.8
104.6
106.0
109.1
112.6
Materials used in house building price index
no.
na
na
77.9
83.8
92.9
100.0
104.6
104.9
r106.9
r112.0
115.4
Finance commitments for new dwellings
'000
19.1
17.0
15.3
15.7
16.1
11.9
13.0
16.0
15.7
18.6
15.3
Finance commitments for new dwellings
$m
790
728
720
844
1,002
880
1,041
1,312
1,315
1,724
1,547
Finance commitments for alterations and additions
$m
597
507
499
707
998
905
983
1,359
1,642
2,899
3,477


HOUSING ASSISTANCE

Units
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995

Public sector dwelling stock
'000
273.5
288.3
315.5
327.7
337.7
351.7
362.0
369.5
376.7
383.6
nya
Housing waiting list
'000
144.6
156.2
168.7
198.1
200.9
195.0
202.3
216.3
232.2
235.4
nya
Applicants accommodated
'000
41.7
46.5
49.8
47.8
49.3
53.1
51.9
49.3
54.2
55.1
nya


Reference periods: Except for the number of occupied private dwellings and the proportions which are houses, flats and apartments, owned, being purchased, and public rental, figures are for the year ending 30 June.



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