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4102.0 - Australian Social Trends, 1998  
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National summary tables


HOUSING STOCK

Units
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997

Number of occupied private dwellings'000
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
6,173
6,319
6,483
6,635
6,769
6,898
n.y.a.
Size of new public sector housesm2
111
114
114
110
121
122
130
141
141
150
154
Size of new private sector housesm2
182
186
190
189
188
187
189
192
197
205
212
Average number of persons per dwelling no.
n.a.
2.8
n.a.
2.8
2.8
2.7
n.a.
2.6
2.6
2.7
n.y.a.
Average number of bedrooms per dwellingno.
n.a.
2.9
n.a.
2.9
2.9
n.a.
n.a.
2.9
2.9
3.0
n.y.a.
Number of public sector dwellings completed'000
13.6
10.7
11.0
12.5
11.5
9.7
11.1
9.9
7.8
6.8
6.0
Number of private sector dwellings completed'000
106.2
107.7
139.4
147.5
122.9
123.0
145.2
157.3
162.4
129.1
113.0
Dwelling structure(a)
Houses%
n.a.
80.8
n.a.
80.7
n.a.
78.2
n.a.
79.4
79.3
78.6
n.y.a.
Semi-detached/townhouses%
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
7.1
n.a.
7.0
n.a.
7.9
7.9
8.1
n.y.a.
Flats and apartments%
n.a.
9.0
n.a.
11.5
n.a.
12.5
n.a.
12.5
11.9
12.4
n.y.a.
Tenure type(b)
Owned without a mortgage%
n.a.
43.0
n.a.
42.4
n.a.
41.6
n.a.
41.8
41.3
41.7
n.y.a.
Owned with a mortgage%
n.a.
29.4
n.a.
29.2
n.a.
27.6
n.a.
28.3
29.8
28.2
n.y.a.
Public rental%
n.a.
5.5
n.a.
5.8
n.a.
5.7
n.a.
6.2
4.9
5.9
n.y.a.
Private rental%
n.a.
17.3
n.a.
17.1
n.a.
22.9
n.a.
19.0
17.8
20.0
n.y.a.

(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: average number of persons/rooms; dwelling structure; and tenure type, which vary according to the timing of the surveys within each year.

HOUSING COSTS

Units
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997

Housing interest rate%
15.5
14.2
15.3
16.9
15.1
11.9
9.9
8.9
10.0
10.3
8.3
Affordability indexno.
135.1
135.1
110.1
100.9
111.7
133.9
152.1
162.8
140.9
141.7
169.0
Average weekly earnings indexno.
82.2
87.2
93.5
100.0
106.6
111.5
113.5
116.9
121.7
127.2
132.1
Mean weekly public rent$
n.a.
47.0
n.a.
58.0
n.a.
66.0
n.a.
62.0
59.0
62.0
n.y.a.
Mean weekly private rent$
n.a.
106.0
n.a.
133.0
n.a.
127.0
n.a.
141.0
138.0
148.0
n.y.a.
Public rental cost indexno.
74.0
85.1
94.5
100.0
105.0
110.0
112.5
115.3
118.5
119.3
122.5
Private rental cost indexno.
75.7
83.7
92.7
100.0
104.7
106.3
106.7
107.1
108.1
112.4
115.8
Project home price indexno.
71.9
77.1
91.4
100.0
102.1
102.1
103.0
105.8
108.1
109.5
109.2
Established home price indexno.
62.6
69.5
92.2
100.0
100.8
104.6
106.0
109.1
112.6
112.7
115.1
Materials used in house building price indexno.
77.9
83.8
92.9
100.0
104.6
104.9
106.9
112.0
115.4
115.7
116.1
Finance commitments
Number for construction or purchase of new dwellings'000
64
85
95
77
80
94
111
124
103
85
89
Value for construction or purchase of new dwellings$m
2,838
4,278
5,263
4,621
5,141
6,464
8,200
10,522
9,500
8,264
9,303
Number for purchase of established dwellings'000
215
287
265
203
214
285
342
420
348
367
393
Value for purchase of established dwellings$m
9,992
15,832
17,525
14,339
15,634
22,074
28,578
37,310
32,806
35,414
40,676
Value for alterations and additions$m
499
707
998
905
983
1,359
1,642
2,899
3,477
3,509
3,039

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

Units
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997

Public sector rental dwelling stock '000
316
328
338
352
362
370
377
384
389
393
n.y.a.
Applicants on housing waiting lists '000
169
198
201
195
202
216
232
235
235
236
n.y.a.
Applicants accommodated '000
50
48
49
53
52
49
54
55
53
51
n.y.a.
Persons receiving private rental assistance'000
678
713
651
674
646
868
941
976
931
1,042
1,049

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

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