Australia - Housing Starts

Australia: Housing Starts

Mnemonic HST.IAUS
Unit #, SA
Adjustments Seasonally Adjusted
Quarterly 1.24 %
Data 2020 Q1 25,229
2019 Q4 24,919

Series Information

Source Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)
Release Housing Starts
Frequency Quarterly
Start Date 9/30/1965
End Date 3/31/2020

Australia: Real Estate

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Residential Building Permits Aug 2020 13,691 13,914 #, SA Monthly
Building Completions 2020 Q2 28,416,672 29,566,371 Ths. Ch. AUD, SA Quarterly
House Price Index 2020 Q2 147.61 150.76 2011-2012=100 Index, SA Quarterly
House Price Value 2020 Q2 550,175 551,177 AUD, NSA Quarterly
Non-residential Building Completions 2020 Q2 11,773,785 11,949,282 Ths. Ch. AUD, SA Quarterly
Residential Building Completions 2020 Q2 14,426,922 15,277,087 Ths. Ch. AUD, SA Quarterly
Housing Starts 2020 Q1 25,229 24,919 #, SA Quarterly
Residential Housing Starts 2020 Q1 18,744 17,416 #, SA Quarterly

Release Information

In Australia, Dwelling Unit Commencements (Housing Starts) statistics are compiled by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Contains preliminary estimates from the quarterly Building Activity Survey of the number of dwelling units commenced during the current quarter and revised estimates for the previous two quarters

The statistics were compiled on the basis of returns collected from builders and other individuals and organizations engaged in building activity. From the June quarter 2005, the quarterly survey consists of:

  • a sample survey of public and private sector residential building jobs valued at $50,000 or more
  • an indirect component based on building approval details for all residential building work approved from $10,000 to less than $50,000.

Each issue includes revisions to the previous quarter.