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4102.0 - Australian Social Trends, 1997  
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National summary tables


HOUSING STOCK

Units
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996

Occupied private dwellings
'000
5,629
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
6,173
6,319
6,483
6,635
6,768
n.a.
Houses (of dwellings)
%
80.2
n.a.
80.0
n.a.
80.7
n.a.
78.2
n.a.
79.4
79.3
n.a.
Flats and apartments (of dwellings)
%
9.6
n.a.
8.9
n.a.
11.5
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
12.5
10.9
n.a.
Owned (of dwellings)
%
38.6
n.a.
42.9
n.a.
42.4
n.a.
41.6
n.a.
41.8
43.1
n.a.
Being purchased (of dwellings)
%
32.0
n.a.
29.1
n.a.
29.2
n.a.
27.6
n.a.
28.3
27.2
n.a.
Public rental (of dwellings)
%
5.4
n.a.
5.4
n.a.
5.8
n.a.
5.6
n.a.
6.2
5.4
n.a.
Size of new private sector houses
m2
178
182
186
190
189
188
187
189
192
197
205
Size of new public sector houses
m2
108
111
114
114
110
121
122
130
141
141
150
Private sector dwellings completed
'000
126.5
106.2
107.7
139.4
147.5
122.9
123.0
145.2
157.3
162.4
128.1
Public sector dwellings completed
'000
13.9
13.6
10.7
11.0
12.5
11.5
9.7
11.1
9.9
7.8
6.9


HOUSING COSTS

HOUSING
Units
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996

Housing interest rate
%
13.8
15.5
14.2
15.3
16.9
15.1
11.9
9.9
8.9
10.0
10.3
Affordability index
no.
141.1
135.1
135.1
110.1
100.9
111.7
133.9
152.1
162.8
140.9
141.7
Average weekly earnings index
no.
76.7
82.2
87.2
93.5
100.0
106.6
111.5
113.5
116.9
121.7
127.2
Private rental cost index
no.
68.6
75.7
83.7
92.7
100.0
104.7
106.3
106.7
107.1
108.1
112.4
Public rental cost index
no.
67.9
74.0
85.1
94.5
100.0
105.0
110.0
112.5
115.3
118.5
119.3
Project home price index
no.
n.a.
71.9
77.1
91.4
100.0
102.1
102.1
103.0
105.8
108.1
109.5
Established home price index
no.
n.a.
62.6
69.5
92.2
100.0
100.8
104.6
106.0
109.1
112.6
112.7
Materials used in house building price index
no.
n.a.
77.9
83.8
92.9
100.0
104.6
104.9
106.9
112.0
115.4
115.7
Finance commitments for newly constructed houses
'000
17.0
15.3
15.7
16.1
11.9
13.0
16.0
15.7
18.6
15.3
14.7
Finance commitments for newly constructed houses
$m
728
720
844
1,002
880
1,041
1,312
1,315
1,724
1,547
1,472
Finance commitments for alterations and additions
$m
507
499
707
998
905
983
1,359
1,642
2,899
3,477
3,509


HOUSING ASSISTANCE

Units
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996

Public sector dwelling stock '000
288.3
315.5
327.7
337.7
351.7
362.0
369.5
376.7
383.6
388.6
n.y.a.
Housing waiting list '000
156.2
168.7
198.1
200.9
195.0
202.3
216.3
232.2
235.4
234.7
n.y.a.
Applicants accommodated '000
46.5
49.8
47.8
49.3
53.1
51.9
49.3
54.2
55.1
52.5
n.y.a.

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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