Australia - Housing Starts

Australia: Housing Starts

Mnemonic HST.IAUS
Unit #, SA
Adjustments Seasonally Adjusted
Quarterly 8.02 %
Data 2018 Q4 26,754
2018 Q3 29,088

Series Information

Source Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)
Release Housing Starts
Frequency Quarterly
Start Date 9/30/1965
End Date 12/31/2018

Australia: Real Estate

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Building Completions 2019 Q1 29,835,118 29,943,691 Ths. Ch. AUD, SA Quarterly
House Price Value 2019 Q1 528,586 538,245 AUD, NSA Quarterly
Non-residential Building Completions 2019 Q1 11,103,128 10,721,727 Ths. Ch. AUD, SA Quarterly
Residential Building Completions 2019 Q1 16,585,118 16,977,172 Ths. Ch. AUD, SA Quarterly
Residential Building Permits Mar 2019 14,429 17,083 #, SA Monthly
Housing Starts 2018 Q4 26,754 29,088 #, SA Quarterly
Residential Housing Starts 2018 Q4 19,134 26,148 #, SA Quarterly
House Price Index 2018 Q2 149.46 151.34 2011-2012=100 Index, 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.