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8750.0 - Dwelling Unit Commencements, Australia, Preliminary, Jun 2012  
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 12/09/2012  Final
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Jun qtr 12
Mar qtr 12 to Jun qtr 12
Jun qtr 11 to Jun qtr 12

New private sector houses
20 391
New private sector other residential building
13 382
Private sector conversion, etc.
Public sector dwellings
Total dwelling units
34 326

  • The total number of dwelling units commenced rose 15.6% in the June quarter 2012, to 34,326.
  • New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, the Northern Territory, and the Australian Capital Territory all experienced increases in the number of dwelling unit commencements this quarter. The largest increases occurred in the Northern Territory (148.4%), New South Wales (36.1%), and Queensland (26.3%). The largest decrease was seen in Western Australia (-7.6%).
  • New private sector house commencements rose 8.1% to 20,391.
  • New private sector house commencements rose in New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory. The Northern Territory (98.9%), and Queensland (25.7%) experienced the largest increases. Tasmania experienced the largest fall (-21.2%).
  • New private sector other residential building rose 31.9%, to 13,382. This follows a fall of 20.2% in the March quarter.
  • The total number of public sector dwellings commenced fell by 19.1% to 372.
  • The largest rise in public sector dwelling unit commencements occurred in New South Wales (57 dwellings). The largest falls occurred in Western Australia (-61 dwellings), and South Australia (-50 dwellings).
Graph: Dwelling unit commencements, original

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