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4102.0 - Australian Social Trends, 2003  
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Contents >> Housing >> State summary tables

State summary tables

HOUSING STOCK



Units

Years

NSW

Vic.

Qld

SA

WA

Tas.

NT(a)

ACT

Aust.



1

Number of occupied private dwellings

'000

2002

2,485.6

1,838.2

1,436.5

613.5

755.2

190.3

67.9

122.9

7,510.1

2

Public sector dwellings completed

'000

2001-2002

0.9

0.5

0.7

0.2

0.9

-

0.2

0.1

3.6

3

Private sector dwellings completed

'000

2001-2002

34.3

36.3

29.8

7.2

16.1

1.4

0.8

1.7

127.7


Dwelling structure - selected












4

Separate house

%

1999

74.7

82.0

84.1

78.7

79.7

87.9

72.1

81.4

79.5

5

Semidetached

%

1999

8.4

9.2

5.1

14.1

13.1

5.8

9.6

8.3

8.9

6

Flat

%

1999

16.7

8.7

8.8

6.8

6.7

5.8

16.0

10.2

11.1


Housing utilisation












7

Average persons per household

no.

1999

2.6

2.7

2.6

2.4

2.5

2.5

2.8

2.5

2.6

8

Average bedrooms per dwelling

no.

1999

3.0

2.9

3.0

2.8

3.1

2.9

2.7

3.0

3.0

9

Households with two or more bedrooms above requirements

%

1999

r35.8

r33.1

r39.4

r35.7

r44.8

r37.9

r22.0

r40.2

r36.8

10

Households with insufficient bedrooms

%

1999

r4.4

r4.5

r3.3

r2.4

r2.2

r1.6

r*6.3

r3.0

r3.7



TENURE AND LANDLORD TYPE(b)



Units

Years

NSW

Vic.

Qld

SA

WA

Tas.

NT(a)

ACT

Aust.



11

Owner without a mortgage

%

1999

40.6

42.5

34.8

38.1

34.3

40.5

16.2

30.7

38.8

12

Owner with a mortgage

%

1999

29.0

32.2

32.7

30.9

33.6

30.1

29.4

37.4

31.3

13

Renter - State Housing Authority

%

1999

5.3

3.8

3.4

10.7

4.5

5.9

13.2

10.1

5.1

14

Renter - private landlord

%

1999

21.9

17.3

23.7

14.6

21.4

18.4

21.5

17.8

20.3



HOUSING COSTS
Units
Years
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT(a)
ACT
Aust.

Households with affordability problems
15Renters
%
1998
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
16Total households
%
1999
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
Rental
17Mean weekly public rent
$
1999
65
74
68
66
61
65
91
79
68
18Mean weekly private rent
$
1999
200
156
150
127
143
121
200
170
167
19Rental cost index
index no.
2002
140.6
134.7
117.6
128.9
118.0
120.3
123.1
129.2
133.1
Construction/purchase
20First home buyers - average loan size(c)
$'000
2002
180.9
146.2
125.4
105.6
124.1
78.3
118.4
149.0
145.3
21Project home price index(d)
index no.
2002
141.3
142.1
133.5
148.2
128.8
145.1
158.5
161.3
138.1
22Established house price index(d)
index no.
2002
192.2
193.7
169.8
150.1
145.5
140.1
204.2
173.1
178.0
23Materials used in house building price index(c)(d)
index no.
2002
132.0
125.0
122.0
130.6
119.4
128.4
n.a.
n.a.
126.0
Finance commitments
Construction/purchase of new dwellings
24Number
'000
2002
23.8
28.9
21.0
7.2
13.9
1.3
0.4
1.2
97.8
25Value
$m
2002
4,514
4,326
2,986
895
1,934
132
527
203
15,043
Purchase of established dwellings
26Number
'000
2002
187.4
117.4
98.1
44.6
61.9
11.5
4.0
8.1
532.9
27Value
$m
2002
35,026
17,983
13,114
4,800
7,900
951
420
1,245
81,439
28Value for alterations and additions
$m
2002
1,587
1,148
498
262
423
81
17
67
4,083


HOUSING ASSISTANCE



Units

Years

NSW

Vic.

Qld

SA

WA

Tas.

NT

ACT

Aust.



29

Public sector rental dwelling stock

'000

2002

127.8

64.7

50.2

49.1

32.6

12.7

6.1

11.2

354.1

30

Applicants on housing waiting lists

'000

2002

96.0

45.5

26.8

32.7

14.3

2.8

1.9

3.3

223.3

31

Applicants accommodated

'000

2002

10.8

7.0

6.6

3.8

4.6

1.9

1.0

1.2

36.9

32

Persons receiving private rental assistance

'000

2002

335.4

211.8

251.1

67.8

91.5

24.0

6.0

8.7

996.4

33

Mean rental assistance received

$

2002

73

71

73

70

71

68

72

69

72

34

Mean rent paid by rental assistance recipients

$

2002

272

246

251

231

235

210

262

263

253


(a) Estimates for dwelling structure, tenure type and mean weekly public and private rent for Northern Territory relate to mainly urban areas only.
(b) Tenure and landlord types do not total 100% because other renters (paying rent to the manager of a caravan park, an employer, a housing cooperative, or a church or community group), as well as other types of tenure (rent free and others), are not included.
(c) Measured at original prices.
(d) State and Territory data refer to capital cities only.
Reference periods: Data are for year ended 30 June. Data for average loan size of first home buyers are at June 30.

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