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5609.0 - Housing Finance, Australia, Mar 2004  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 06/05/2004   
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MEDIA RELEASE

May 6, 2004
Embargoed: 11:30 AM (AEST)
68/2004
Revised ABS Housing Finance Statistics publication - new tables

The Housing Finance publication (cat. no. 5609.0) will widen in scope to include commitments for investment housing loans from the March 2004 issue onwards.

The March issue will be released next Wednesday (12 May). The two new tables included from this issue onwards are:
    • Table 11, which contains information on the Value of Finance Commitments for Housing. This new table is the similar in content and format to Table 8 (Finance Commitments for Housing) contained in the ABS publication Lending Finance, Australia (cat. no. 5671.0).
      This ensures that information on lending commitments for owner occupation housing and investment housing are released on the same date.
    • Table 12, which displays home loan outstandings classified by lender. This new table contains monthly data from March 2002 for Authorised Deposit-taking Institutions (ADIs) classified by type of lender and split by owner-occupation housing and investment housing.

      For other lending institutions, total housing loan outstandings will be provided on a quarterly basis to provide an estimate for all institutions providing finance for the purpose of housing.

A mock-up of the revised publication is available on this site. From the Home page select Themes in the navigation panel then the Finance link and then scroll down to the What's New heading.


FURTHER INFORMATION:

Further information regarding these changes may be directed to Vincent Nguyen on 02 6252 6398 or email vincent.nguyen@abs.gov.au.

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