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4102.0 - Australian Social Trends, 1998  
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State summary tables


HOUSING STOCK

UnitsYears
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.

Number of occupied private dwellings'0001996
2,295.1
1,716.3
1,277.7
586.5
667.5
187.2
55.1
112.6
6,898.0
Size of new public sector houses m21996-97
184.0
159.0
137.0
172.0
162.0
162.0
152.0
136.0
154.0
Size of new private sector houses m21996-97
214.0
214.0
212.0
196.0
221.0
181.0
206.0
188.0
212.0
Number of dwellings completed'0001996-97
40.0
23.3
30.3
5.2
14.3
2.2
1.6
2.0
119.0
Dwelling structure(a)
Houses%1996
75.8
80.9
81.1
77.2
79.1
83.3
68.1
77.8
78.6
Semi-detached/townhouses%1996
8.1
5.9
6.1
13.2
12.2
6.3
17.1
12.2
8.1
Flats and apartments%1996
15.3
12.6
11.3
9.5
8.3
8.0
13.3
10.0
12.4
Tenure type(b)
Owned without a mortgage%1996
42.9
43.8
41.4
42.2
36.1
41.5
20.3
26.7
41.7
Owned with a mortgage%1996
25.2
29.3
27.2
29.5
34.4
29.0
24.3
38.0
28.2
Public rental%1996
6.5
3.4
5.2
9.6
4.6
8.0
28.6
11.4
5.9
Private rental%1996
21.5
19.5
22.2
14.0
18.6
14.8
16.0
20.3
20.0

(a) 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.
(b) 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.

Reference periods: Data are for the year ending 30 June except: dwelling structure; and tenure type, which vary according to the timing of the surveys within each year.

HOUSING COSTS

UnitsYears
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.

Affordability index(a)no.1996-97
121.3
178.9
173.4
211.5
183.3
225.2
n.a.
171.9
169.0
Mean weekly public rent$1996
61
65
56
60
56
60
98
77
62
Mean weekly private rent$1996
172
135
140
125
122
117
169
170
148
Project home price index(c)no.1996-97
110.4
107.7
112.7
108.3
101.3
123.3
136.0
123.6
109.2
Established home price index(c)no.1996-97
118.9
101.4
137.2
108.2
109.2
128.5
196.9
126.4
115.1
Materials used in house building price index(c)no.1996-97
116.3
115.3
115.3
120.6
115.3
120.1
n.a.
n.a.
116.1
Finance commitments
Number for construction or purchase of new dwellings'0001996-97
26.9
20.8
19.1
5.4
12.8
1.5
0.8
1.5
88.9
Value for construction or purchase of new dwellings$m1996-97
3,351
2,038
1,941
442
1,178
99
91
162
9,303
Number for purchase of established dwellings'0001996-97
132.6
92.6
64.8
31.2
50.5
9.5
3.3
8.0
392.5
Value for purchase of established dwellings$m1996-97
16,628
8,615
6,241
2,514
4,870
651
339
818
40,676
Value for alterations and additions$m1996-97
1,221
693
508
188
268
77
29
55
3,039

(a) 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) State/Territory data refer to capital cities only.

Reference periods: Data are for the year ending 30 June except mean weekly rent, which vary according to the timing of the surveys within each year.


HOUSING ASSISTANCE


UnitsYears
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.

Public sector rental dwelling stock '0001995-96
134.8
69.2
53.3
60.4
36.6
14.6
11.0
12.5
392.6
Applicants on housing waiting lists'0001995-96
93.2
53.7
29.0
36.6
11.8
2.6
5.0
4.3
236.2
Applicants accommodated'0001995-96
11.8
8.9
10.0
7.7
6.3
2.7
1.3
2.3
51.0
Persons receiving private rental assistance'0001996-97
367.6
236.4
245.1
72.3
87.9
23.9
6.3
9.4
1,049

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

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