Australia - Residential Housing Starts

Australia: Residential Housing Starts

Mnemonic HSTR.IAUS
Unit #, SA
Adjustments Seasonally Adjusted
Quarterly 3.54 %
Data 2019 Q4 16,194
2019 Q3 15,640

Series Information

Source Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)
Release Housing Starts
Frequency Quarterly
Start Date 9/30/1969
End Date 12/31/2019

Australia: Real Estate

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Residential Building Permits May 2020 12,736 15,239 #, SA Monthly
Building Completions 2020 Q1 28,924,247 29,214,093 Ths. Ch. AUD, SA Quarterly
House Price Index 2020 Q1 150.76 146.47 2011-2012=100 Index, SA Quarterly
House Price Value 2020 Q1 551,505 540,217 AUD, NSA Quarterly
Non-residential Building Completions 2020 Q1 11,677,330 11,679,581 Ths. Ch. AUD, SA Quarterly
Residential Building Completions 2020 Q1 14,945,022 15,269,931 Ths. Ch. AUD, SA Quarterly
Housing Starts 2019 Q4 24,931 24,934 #, SA Quarterly
Residential Housing Starts 2019 Q4 16,194 15,640 #, 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.