5609.0 - Housing Finance, Australia, June 2018 Quality Declaration 
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JUNE KEY FIGURES

Trend estimates
Seasonally adjusted estimates
Jun 2018
May 2018 to Jun 2018
Jun 2018
May 2018 to Jun 2018

Value of dwelling commitments(a)(b)

$m
% change
$m
% change
Total dwellings
31 349
-0.7
31 228
-1.6
Owner occupied housing
20 917
-0.2
20 846
-1.0
Investment housing - fixed loans(c)
10 432
-1.8
10 382
-2.7

Number of dwelling commitments(a)(b)

no.
% change
no.
% change
Owner occupied housing
52 137
-0.5
52 181
-1.1
Construction of dwellings
5 671
-0.4
5 853
2.5
Purchase of new dwellings
2 798
-1.1
2 717
-4.9
Purchase of established dwellings
43 668
-0.4
43 610
-1.3

(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 2018 compared with May 2018:
  • The trend estimate for the total value of dwelling finance commitments excluding alterations and additions fell 0.7%. Owner occupied housing commitments fell 0.2% and investment housing commitments fell 1.8%.
  • In seasonally adjusted terms, the total value of dwelling finance commitments excluding alterations and additions fell 1.6%.


NUMBER OF DWELLING COMMITMENTS

June 2018 compared with May 2018:
  • In trend terms, the number of commitments for owner occupied housing finance fell 0.5% in June 2018.
  • In trend terms, the number of commitments for the purchase of new dwellings fell 1.1%, the number of commitments for the purchase of established dwellings fell 0.4% and the number of commitments for the construction of dwellings fell 0.4%.
  • In original terms, the number of first home buyer commitments as a percentage of total owner occupied housing finance commitments rose to 18.1% in June 2018 from 17.6% in May 2018.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
July 2018 7 September 2018
August 2018 12 October 2018
September 2018 9 November 2018
October 2018 10 December 2018
November 2018 17 January 2019


IMPORTANT QUALITY NOTICE: FIRST HOME BUYERS NUMBERS

The number of first home buyer commitments as a percentage of total owner occupied housing finance commitments recorded strong growth from July 2017 to November 2017. The increase has been driven mainly by changes to first home buyer incentive programs in New South Wales and Victoria. The ABS is working with APRA and the financial institutions to establish the size of the increase in first home buyer lending and improve the quality of first home buyer statistics more broadly. These numbers may be revised and users should take care when interpreting ABS first home buyer statistics.


FORTHCOMING CHANGES

The ABS is combining Housing Finance, Australia (5609.0) and Lending Finance, Australia (5671.0) into a single, simpler publication called Lending to Households and Businesses, Australia (5601.0). An information paper which outlines the forthcoming changes in more detail and outlines the format of the new publication, as well as providing historical data in the new table structures, will be released no less than one month prior to release of the new publication. Some of the data currently published in the two publications will no longer be published in the new consolidated publication, however, some existing outputs will be further disaggregated. New analytical series will also be added with the inclusion of seasonally adjusted and trend estimates for more data items.


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 have affected the following series:
  • Owner occupied housing for the period May 2018.
  • Housing loan outstandings to households for the periods June 2017 to May 2018.


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INQUIRIES

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