|Mar qtr 21|
|Dec qtr 20 to Mar qtr 21|
|Mar qtr 20 to Mar qtr 21|
Seasonally adjusted estimates
|Total dwelling units commenced||51,662||0.2||13.1|
|New private sector houses||35,869||5.9||40.2|
|New private sector other residential building||14,667||-11.3||-23.8|
The total number of dwelling units commenced in Australia rose 0.2% to 51,662 dwellings in the March quarter, in seasonally adjusted terms. The rise was driven by private sector houses, which rose 5.9% to a 20 year high of 35,869 and follows a rise of 27.1% in the December quarter. Private sector other residential dwelling commencements fell 11.3% to 14,667 dwellings and follows a rise of 7.2% in the December quarter.