4602.0.55.001 - Environmental Issues: Energy Use and Conservation, Mar 2008 Quality Declaration 
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 28/11/2008  First Issue
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The majority of Australians live in separate houses. In March 2008, more than three-quarters of all households (77%) occupied separate houses, down from 81% in 1994 (graph 2.1 and table 2.7). Separate houses were more common outside of capital cities (85%) than within capital cities (73%). Of the states and territories, Tasmania had the highest proportion of separate dwellings (86%), whereas New South Wales and the Northern Territory had the highest proportion of flats or units (19%) (table 2.6).

2.1 Dwelling type
Graph: 2.1 Dwelling type

The majority (52%) of separate houses had three bedrooms while a further 37% had four or more bedrooms. In contrast, 45% of semi-detached, row/terrace houses and 86% of flats, units, apartments, and other types of dwellings had one or two bedrooms or were a bedsitter (table 2.8).

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