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5609.0 - Housing Finance, Australia, Jun 2010 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 09/08/2010   
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JUNE KEY FIGURES

Trend estimates
Seasonally adjusted estimates
Jun 2010
May 2010 to Jun 2010
Jun 2010
May 2010 to Jun 2010

Value of dwelling commitments(a)(b)
$m
% change
$m
% change
Total dwellings
20 674
-0.3
20 710
-1.9
Owner occupied housing
13 214
-0.7
13 386
-1.0
Investment housing - fixed loans(c)
7 460
0.4
7 324
-3.6
Number of dwelling commitments(a)(b)
no.
% change
no.
% change
Owner occupied housing
46 436
-0.8
46 420
-3.9
Construction of dwellings
5 046
-3.8
5 007
-5.0
Purchase of new dwellings
2 281
1.1
2 277
-4.5
Purchase of established dwellings
39 109
-0.5
39 136
-3.7

(a) Includes refinancing (see Glossary).
(b) Excludes alterations and additions.
(c) Excludes revolving credit.

Value of dwelling commitments, Total dwellings
Graph: Value of dwelling commitments, Total dwellings

No. of dwelling commitments, Owner occupied housing
Graph: No. of dwelling commitments, Owner occupied housing




JUNE KEY POINTS


VALUE OF DWELLING COMMITMENTS

June 2010 compared with May 2010:
  • In trend terms, the total value of dwelling finance commitments excluding alterations and additions decreased 0.3%. Owner occupied housing commitments fell 0.7%, while investment housing commitments increased 0.4%.
  • In seasonally adjusted terms, the total value of dwelling finance commitments excluding alterations and additions decreased 1.9%.


NUMBER OF DWELLING COMMITMENTS

June 2010 compared with May 2010:
  • In trend terms, the number of commitments for owner occupied housing finance decreased 0.8%.
  • In trend terms, the number of commitments for the construction of dwellings decreased 3.8% and the number of commitments for the purchase of established dwellings fell 0.5%, while the number of commitments for the purchase of new dwellings increased 1.1%.
  • In original terms, the number of first home buyer commitments as a percentage of total owner occupied housing finance commitments decreased from 16.2% in May 2010 to 16.0% in June 2010.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
July 2010 8 September 2010
August 2010 11 October 2010
September 2010 10 November 2010
October 2010 8 December 2010
November 2010 12 January 2011
December 2010 14 February 2011



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:
  • Investment and owner occupied housing for the period November 2009 to May 2010; and
  • Housing loan outstandings to households for the period July 2009 to May 2010.

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

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