1362.6 - Regional Statistics, Tasmania, 2005  
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In 2003-04, there were 645 new dwellings approved in the Mersey-Lyell Region, up 90.8% from 338 approvals in 2002-03. The increase over the period comprised:

  • an increase in the number of new houses approved, up 69.1% from 324 approvals to 548 approvals.
  • an increase in the number of new other residential buildings approved, up 955.6% from 9 approvals to 95 approvals.

NUMBER OF DWELLINGS APPROVED, Mersey-Lyell Region
New houses
New other residential building
Total dwellings(a)

Local government area
no.
no.
no.

2002-03
Burnie
36
-
37
Central Coast
60
-
61
Circular Head
23
-
24
Devonport
66
7
75
Kentish
21
-
21
King Island
5
-
5
Latrobe
68
2
70
Waratah/Wynyard
39
-
39
West Coast
6
-
6
Total
324
9
338

Tasmania
1,964
164
2,145

2003-04
Burnie
57
-
57
Central Coast
106
11
117
Circular Head
35
2
38
Devonport
121
64
186
Kentish
56
6
62
King Island
4
-
4
Latrobe
105
10
115
Waratah/Wynyard
60
2
62
West Coast
4
-
4
Total
548
95
645

Tasmania
2,687
387
3,141

- nil or rounded to zero
(a) Includes conversions and dwellings units approved as part of alterations and additions or the construction of non-residential buildings.
Source: Building Approvals, Australia, Statistical Local Areas, Tasmania (cat. no. 8731.0).


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