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4102.0 - Australian Social Trends, 1999  
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State summary tables


HOUSING STOCK

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

Number of occupied private dwellings
'000
1997
2,340.0
1,713.8
1,261.7
592.9
682.1
187.3
62.5
115.5
6,955.8
Size of new public sector houses
m2
1998
191
136
176
173
145
178
153
117
159
Size of new private sector houses
m2
1998
227
214
219
205
228
189
204
205
219
Number of dwellings completed
'000
1998
41.3
29.0
33.4
6.4
16.2
1.9
2.0
1.5
131.7
Dwelling structure(b)
Separate houses
%
1997
74.6
82.8
82.6
79.3
80.9
85.5
75.2
80.9
79.5
Semi-detached/townhouses
%
1997
8.4
5.6
6.2
11.9
11.6
5.1
* *
11.2
7.9
Flats or apartments
%
1997
16.5
10.9
9.7
8.5
7.4
8.0
18.6
7.9
11.9
Tenure type(c)
Owner without a mortgage
%
1997
42.3
44.4
38.5
40.5
35.6
42.3
15.3
30.0
40.9
Owner with a mortgage
%
1997
24.7
29.6
27.5
28.4
34.0
27.1
32.3
37.7
28.0
Public renter
%
1997
5.6
3.7
4.0
10.7
4.6
8.0
19.5
11.5
5.4
Private renter
%
1997
23.2
19.1
24.6
15.9
18.5
16.2
18.7
18.0
21.0

(a) Estimates for dwelling structure, tenure type and mean weekly public and private rent for Northern Territory relate to mainly urban areas only.
(b) Components do not total 100% due to other dwellings (caravans or cabins in a caravan park, houseboats, and houses or flats attached to shops) not being included.
(c) Components do not total 100% due to 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), not being included.
(d) State and Territory data refer to capital cities only.

Reference periods: Data are for the year ending 30 June.

HOUSING COSTS

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

Affordability index(d)
no.
1998
121.9
171.0
179.0
228.6
196.6
232.9
n.a
185.2
174.1
Mean weekly public rent
$
1997
67
61
56
64
63
60
78
85
64
Mean weekly private rent
$
1997
177
144
140
122
125
117
193
167
153
Project home price index(d)
no.
1998
112.2
108.6
112.4
113.1
102.2
123.3
137.3
123.5
110.3
Established home price index(d)
no.
1998
128.5
114.3
138.9
112.1
113.3
125.4
198.9
126.2
122.8
Materials used in house building price index(d)
no.
1998
119.7
117.1
117.1
123.3
115.9
121.0
n.a
n.a
118.2
Finance commitments
Number for construction or purchase of new dwellings
'000
1998
28.4
26.9
19.3
5.5
14.2
1.3
0.9
1.2
97.5
Value for construction or purchase of new dwellings
$m
1998
3,907
2,951
2,154
497
1,438
102
104
132
11,287
Number for purchase of established dwellings
'000
1998
130.1
92.8
60.0
31.9
50.9
8.4
3.4
7.2
384.7
Value for purchase of established dwellings
$m
1998
18,018
9,637
6,246
2,631
5,045
634
364
797
43,374
Value for alterations and additions
$m
1998
1,174
670
374
140
282
60
25
51
2,779

(a) Estimates for dwelling structure, tenure type and mean weekly public and private rent for Northern Territory relate to mainly urban areas only.
(d) State and Territory data refer to capital cities only.

Reference periods: Data are for the year ending 30 June.

HOUSING ASSISTANCE

Units
Years
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.

Public sector rental dwelling stock
'000
1997
135.3
69.3
58.3
61.4
36.9
14.2
12.7
12.1
400.3
Applicants on housing waiting lists
'000
1997
89.1
53.4
25.8
32.2
11.1
2.1
3.8
4.0
221.4
Applicants accommodated
'000
1997
10.8
7.7
10.7
6.4
5.5
2.9
1.1
1.8
46.8
Persons receiving private rental assistance
'000
1998
340.3
218.1
236.9
63.9
82.3
22.6
6.0
8.6
978.7

Reference periods: Data are for the year ending 30 June.


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