5609.0 - Housing Finance, Australia, Apr 2010 Quality Declaration 
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WHAT IF...? REVISIONS TO TREND ESTIMATES


EFFECT OF NEW SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES ON TREND ESTIMATES


SENSITIVITY ANALYSIS

Readers should exercise care when interpreting the trend estimates of recent months because they will be revised when next month’s seasonally adjusted estimates become available. For further information, see paragraphs 30 and 31 in the Explanatory Notes.

The graph below presents the effect of two possible scenarios on the trend estimates:

1 The May 2010 seasonally adjusted estimate of the number of dwelling commitments is higher than the April 2010 seasonally adjusted estimate by 2.4%.

2 The May 2010 seasonally adjusted estimate of the number of dwelling commitments is lower than the April 2010 seasonally adjusted estimate by 2.4%.

The percentage change chosen is the average absolute percentage change of the seasonally adjusted series, based on the last 10 years of data.

Number of Owner Occupied Dwelling Finance Commitments

Graph: SENSITIVITY ANALYSIS


What if next month's seasonally adjusted estimate:
Trend as published
(1) rises by 2.4% on this month
(2) falls by 2.4% on this month
no.
% change
no.
% change
no.
% change

October 2009
60 606
-3.0
60 606
-3.0
60 606
-3.0
November 2009
58 116
-4.1
58 075
-4.2
58 119
-4.1
December 2009
55 349
-4.8
55 260
-4.8
55 338
-4.8
January 2010
52 657
-4.9
52 608
-4.8
52 647
-4.9
February 2010
50 329
-4.4
50 472
-4.1
50 369
-4.3
March 2010
48 418
-3.8
48 935
-3.0
48 596
-3.5
April 2010
47 077
-2.8
47 859
-2.2
47 220
-2.8