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1362.6 - Regional Statistics, Tasmania, 2005  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 11/10/2005   
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Contents >> Housing and construction >> Housing and construction - regional overview

RESIDENTIAL SECTOR

From 2002-03 to 2003-04, strong growth continued in the residential building sector in Tasmania and its regions. During the same period, the property sector recorded a decrease in the number of residential sales.

The number of new house building approvals increased by 29.6% in the Greater Hobart-Southern Region, 32.4% in the Northern Region and 69.1% in the Mersey-Lyell Region. The value of new house building approvals increased by 46.3% in the Greater Hobart-Southern Region, 51.3% in the Northern Region, and 99.2% in the Mersey-Lyell Region.

Property sales data shows a different trend, with the number of residential property sales decreasing by 18.3% in the Greater Hobart-Southern Region, 16.8% in the Northern Region, and 17.6% in the Mersey-Lyell Region.


NON-RESIDENTIAL SECTOR

From 2002-03 to 2003-04, the non-residential building and property sector experienced mixed outcomes. Over this period, the value of non-residential building approvals increased by 7.0% in the Greater Hobart-Southern Region, 17.2% in the Northern Region and decreased by 35.8% in the Mersey-Lyell Region.

From 2002-03 to 2003-04, the number of non-residential property sales increased by 5.0% in the Greater Hobart-Southern Region, 2.3% in the Northern Region and 30.8% in the Mersey-Lyell Region.


HOUSING AND CONSTRUCTION, Regional overview - change 2002-03 to 2003-04
Greater Hobart-Southern Region
Northern Region
Mersey-Lyell Region
Tasmania

%
%
%
%

Dwelling approvals - number
New houses
29.6
32.4
69.1
36.8
New other residential building
243.1
-4.1
955.6
136.0
Total dwellings
43.2
27.7
90.8
46.4

Buildings approvals - value
New houses
46.3
51.3
99.2
56.3
Non-residential building
7.0
17.2
-35.8
-7.2
Total building
44.3
37.0
35.9
40.8

Property sales - number
Residential
-18.3
-16.8
-17.6
-17.7
Other
5.0
2.3
30.8
9.4
Total
-12.5
-12.4
-7.5
-11.4

Source: ABS data available on request, Building Approvals collection; Information and Land Services Division, Department of Primary Industries, Water and Environment.


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