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5671.0 - Lending Finance, Australia, Sep 2011  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 14/11/2011   
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SEPTEMBER KEY FIGURES

Aug 2011
Sep 2011
Aug 2011 to Sep 2011
$m
$m
% change

TREND ESTIMATES
Housing finance for owner occupation(a)
14 528
14 644
0.8
Personal finance
7 072
7 086
0.2
Commercial finance
32 145
32 229
0.3
Lease finance
407
410
0.6
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES
Housing finance for owner occupation(a)
14 498
14 594
0.7
Personal finance
7 164
6 986
-2.5
Commercial finance
34 305
30 862
-10.0
Lease finance
421
427
1.3

(a) Excludes alterations and additions

Personal Finance
Graph: Personal Finance

Commercial Finance
Graph: Commercial Finance




SEPTEMBER KEY POINTS


SEPTEMBER 2011 COMPARED WITH AUGUST 2011:

HOUSING FINANCE FOR OWNER OCCUPATION
  • The total value of owner occupied housing commitments excluding alterations and additions rose 0.8% in trend terms and the seasonally adjusted series rose 0.7%.


PERSONAL FINANCE
  • The trend series for the value of total personal finance commitments rose 0.2%. Fixed lending commitments rose 0.6%, while revolving credit commitments fell 0.3%.
  • The seasonally adjusted series for the value of total personal finance commitments fell 2.5%. Revolving credit commitments fell 7.3%, while fixed lending commitments rose 1.7%.


COMMERCIAL FINANCE
  • The trend series for the value of total commercial finance commitments rose 0.3%. Revolving credit commitments rose 0.6% and fixed lending commitments rose 0.1%.
  • The seasonally adjusted series for the value of total commercial finance commitments fell 10.0% in September 2011, after a 7.7% rise in August 2011. Revolving credit commitments fell 15.3%, after a 6.2% rise in the previous month. Fixed lending commitments fell 7.3%, after an 8.5% rise in the previous month.


LEASE FINANCE
  • The trend series for the value of total lease finance commitments rose 0.6% and the seasonally adjusted series rose 1.3%.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
October 2011 13 December 2011
November 2011 17 January 2012
December 2011 15 February 2012
January 2012 15 March 2012
February 2012 16 April 2012
March 2012 16 May 2012



REVISIONS

In this issue revisions have been made to the original series as a result of improved reporting of survey and administrative data. These revisions impact on:
  • Commercial finance values for August 2011;
  • Personal finance values for August 2011;
  • Investment housing values for August 2011; and
  • Owner occupied housing finance values for July 2011 and August 2011.

Seasonally adjusted and trend series have been revised as a result of revisions to the original series, the incorporation of estimates for the latest month and the revision of seasonal factors due to the concurrent seasonal adjustment methodology.


INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Andriy Opryshko on Canberra (02) 6252 5223.


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