DWELLING MATERIAL - OUTSIDE WALLS
Brick veneer was more often used in the Australian Capital Territory (74%) and Victoria (61%).
The use of timber was most pronounced in the states of Tasmania (27%) and Queensland (23%). Use of timber by Tasmanian households for outside walls of dwellings has slightly decreased from 30% in 2005 to 27% in 2008. A slight increase in timber usage over the same period was noted in Queensland (22% to 24%).
The use of fibro cement as the main material in outside walls remained fairly steady, at 8% in 2008. Use of fibro cement was highest in New South Wales (11%), followed by Queensland (9%) (table 2.9 and 2.10).