Estimated Stocks of Dwellings, Western Australia

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    NAME OF ORGANISATION
    Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)

    OVERVIEW

    Using Census of Population and Housing counts as the base, dwelling commencements are added and dwelling demolitions subtracted to compile estimates of the stock of private dwellings in Census Collection Districts (CCDs) and local government areas.

    PURPOSE

    The estimates represent Census dwelling counts adjusted to take account of postcensul variations in dwelling numbers. As such, they are an indicator of geographic areas of intercensal housing and population growth (or decline) and are sought after by government as an aid to policy and planning.

    SCOPE

    Population and private dwellings from the Census of Population and Housing together with all commencements and demolitions as reported by local government authorities.

    DATA DETAIL

    Conceptual framework

    Following each Population and Housing Census, a base file is created containing, for each CCD, the number of houses; dwellings other than houses; population; occupied dwellings; and total dwellings. The number of dwelling commencements and demolitions reported monthly by local and other government authorities are aggregated quarterly and merged with this base file to create an updated master file to produce counts of stocks of dwellings at that point in time. This updated master file then becomes the base file for the following quarter. This process continues until the next Census of Population and Housing.

    Main outputs

    Four tables are produced:

    1. Population and private dwellings in CCDs for selected Statistical Local Areas

    2. Population and private dwellings in Statistical Local Areas

    3. Estimated Dwellings by type of dwelling in CCDs for selected Statistical Local Areas

    4. Demolitions

    Tables 1 and 2 are published annually as at 30 June in "Estimated Stocks of Dwellings, Western Australia" (ABS Cat. No. 8705.5)

    Classifications

    Census of Population and Housing dwelling classification

    Functional Classification of Buildings

    Other concepts (summary)

    Not applicable

    GEOGRAPHIC DETAIL
    Western Australia
    Statistical Division
    Statistical Subdivision
    Statistical Local Area
    Census Collection District
    Legal Local Government Area
    CD Derived Suburb
    CD Derived Postcode
    Capital City Statistical Division

    Comments and/or Other Regions

    Not applicable

    COLLECTION FREQUENCY
    Quarterly

    Frequency comments

    Data is tabulated following the release of Building Commencements data.

    COLLECTION HISTORY

    Data is produced and disseminated quarterly as customised tables and published on an annual basis

    DATA AVAILABILITY
    Yes

    Data availability comments

    No data available after June quarter 1997.


    DATE OF LAST UPDATE FOR THIS DOCUMENT
    01/03/2002 01:12 PM