1318.3 - Qld Stats, Dec 2008  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 18/12/2008   
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Trend estimates show the number of Queensland owner occupied housing commitments decreased by 34% to 9,763 in October 2008 when compared with October 2007. There was also a small decrease (0.6%) between September 2008 and October 2008, the seventeenth consecutive monthly decrease.

Housing Finance Commitments (Owner Occupation)(a), Trend - Queensland

Graph: Housing Finance Commitments

The trend estimate of the total value of housing finance commitments for owner occupation in Queensland has decreased by 29% to $2,537 million in the 12 months to October 2008. In terms of the trend estimate, the value of housing finance commitments showed a small increase of 0.3% from September 2008.

Since October 1998, the average home loan commitment for owner occupied dwellings in Queensland has more than doubled from $114,700 to $262,100.

In October 2008, the average loan size for first home buyers ($270,900) in Queensland was higher than for non-first home buyers ($260,200).

Average Loan Size by Type of Buyer (Owner Occupation)(a), Original - Queensland

Graph: Average Loan Size

Further information on this topic is available in Housing Finance, Australia (cat. no. 5609.0) or ring the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070. This publication is released monthly.