In November 2011, the number of owner occupied housing commitments in Tasmania fell, in trend terms, to 891. This was 0.1% lower than the figure for the previous month (892) and 3.4% lower than the figure for November 2010 (922).
The value of commitments (Owner occupation) decreased by 0.4% in trend terms, to $173 million, from the previous month. However the value of commitments (Owner occupation) increased by 0.2% from November 2010.
In seasonally adjusted terms, the number of commitments (Owner occupation) increased by 3.9% from October 2011, while the value of commitments (Owner occupation) increased by 4.8%, to $178 million over the same period.
Housing finance commitments are the monetary commitments made by significant lenders towards the construction or purchase of housing. This includes new commitments as well as the outstanding values of housing loan assets to individuals (owner-occupiers and investors) held by lenders at the end of each reference month. Significant lenders include Banks, Building Societies, Credit Unions, Life or General Insurance companies, Superannuation Funds and other financial institutions. Housing finance data are primarily collected via returns submitted to the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA). For more information about the collection of housing finance statistics, refer to the Explanatory Notes of Housing Finance, Australia (cat. no. 5609.0).
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