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1338.1 - New South Wales in Focus, 2007  
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Includes: housing types, housing costs, tenure and home ownership, living arrangements, housing assistance, and homelessness. Detailed statistics are available in 1338.1 NSW in Focus - Housing - 2007 (13 Kb, xls).


Housing, NSW Summary table

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006

Stock

1. Occupied private dwellings '000
na
2 343.7
na
na
na
na
na
2. Dwellings completed(a) '000
r51.5
r42.6
r36.1
r44.1
r43.1
r43.3
35.9

Tenure

3. Owner without a mortgage %
40.1
41.1
na
37.5
35.4
na
na
4. Owner with a mortgage %
30.3
30.4
na
29.8
33.2
na
na
5. Renter-private landlord %
20.8
22.6
na
23.4
22.4
na
na
6. Renter-state housing authority %
6.1
5.0
na
5.5
5.0
na
na

Housing costs

Housing costs as a proportion of gross income-Sydney(b)
7. First home buyers-in the last 3 years %
21
24
na
28
30
na
na
8. All owners with a mortgage %
20
21
na
21
23
na
na
9. Private renter %
23
23
na
22
22
na
na
Housing costs as a proportion of gross income-Balance of NSW(b)
10. First home buyers-in the last 3 years %
16
23
na
17
22
na
na
11. All owner with a mortgage %
16
20
na
18
18
na
na
12. Private renter %
25
23
na
25
20
na
na
13. Mean weekly private rent-Sydney $
226
246
na
260
267
na
na
14. Established house price index-percentage change-Sydney(c) %
. .
. .
. .
. .
12.0
-3.9
-2.9
15. First home buyers, average loan-NSW $'000
169.3
155.5
180.9
204.6
241.0
259.4
260.8
16. Housing loan interest rate %
7.0
7.6
6.3
6.6
6.9
7.1
7.3

Housing demand(a)

Finance commitments(d)
17. Owner occupied dwellings-number '000
185.9
188.2
210.4
203.2
205.2
185.0
204.5
18. Owner occupied dwellings-value $m
25 822.6
24 279.7
31 750.0
31 820.2
34 396.6
32 819.6
36 998.7
19. Investor dwellings-value $m
16 101.0
15 512.8
22 458.9
31 178.3
35 629.1
28 775.1
27 412.4
20. Proportion investor dwellings-of total dwelling value %
38.4
39.0
41.4
49.5
50.9
46.7
42.6

Housing assistance

21. Households in social housing '000
135.8
137.5
138.3
138.7
139.4
139.4
139.2
22. New public housing tenancies '000
na
11.6
10.8
10.0
10.0
9.1
9.0
23. Households receiving private rental assistance '000
na
38.4
39.6
38.3
36.1
35.5
35.4
24. Supported accommodation clients '000
25.8
25.9
26.5
25.5
25.1
24.2
nya

. . not applicable
na not available
nya not yet available
r revised
(a) Year ended 30 June.
(b) Median values.
(c) Reference base of indexes used to calculate percentage change is 2003-04 = 100.
(d) Excludes refinancing, revolving credit, and alterations and additions.

SOURCES:

Data in this table are compiled from multiple sources. Information on these sources is available below.
Summary table indicators

ABS data available on request, ABS 2001 Census of Population and Housing
1
ABS data available on request, ABS Building Activity
2
ABS data available on request, ABS Survey of Housing Occupancy and Costs
3-13
Australian Census Analytic Program: Counting the Homeless (ABS cat. no. 2050.0)
. .
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW), Homeless People in SAAP: SAAP National Data Collection Annual Report 2004-05, NSW Supplementary Tables (AIHW cat. no. HOU 133)
24
House Price Indexes, Eight Capital Cities (ABS cat. no. 6416.0)
14
Housing Finance Australia (ABS cat. no. 5609.0)
15; 17-18; 20
Housing Occupancy and Costs (ABS cat. no. 4130.0.55.001)
. .
Lending Finance Australia (ABS cat. no. 5671.0)
19-20
NSW Department of Housing, 2005-06 Annual Report
21-23
Reserve Bank Bulletin; Table F05, Indicator Lending Rates
16

. . not applicable

For links to the ABS publications cited above, see Related Information.


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