Australia - Housing Starts





Australia: Housing Starts

Mnemonic HST.IAUS
Unit #, SA
Adjustments Seasonally Adjusted
Quarterly 5.02 %
Data 2019 Q3 24,467
2019 Q2 25,759

Series Information

Source Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)
Release Housing Starts
Frequency Quarterly
Start Date 9/30/1965
End Date 9/30/2019

Australia: Real Estate

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Building Completions 2019 Q4 28,937,302 30,179,134 Ths. Ch. AUD, SA Quarterly
House Price Value 2019 Q4 540,218 526,513 AUD, NSA Quarterly
Non-residential Building Completions 2019 Q4 11,451,163 11,850,201 Ths. Ch. AUD, SA Quarterly
Residential Building Completions 2019 Q4 15,282,442 16,096,450 Ths. Ch. AUD, SA Quarterly
Residential Building Permits Dec 2019 14,752 14,778 #, SA Monthly
House Price Index 2019 Q3 141.55 137.66 2011-2012=100 Index, SA Quarterly
Housing Starts 2019 Q3 24,467 25,759 #, SA Quarterly
Residential Housing Starts 2019 Q3 15,586 19,946 #, 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.