Australia - Housing Starts





Australia: Housing Starts

Mnemonic HST.IAUS
Unit #, SA
Adjustments Seasonally Adjusted
Quarterly 4.03 %
Data 2020 Q3 26,726
2020 Q2 25,691

Series Information

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

Australia: Real Estate

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Residential Building Permits Feb 2021 19,422 15,966 #, SA Monthly
Building Completions 2020 Q4 29,373,925 29,185,177 Ths. Ch. AUD, SA Quarterly
House Price Index 2020 Q4 152.8 148.68 2011-2012=100 Index, SA Quarterly
House Price Value 2020 Q4 563,899 550,065 AUD, NSA Quarterly
Non-residential Building Completions 2020 Q4 11,508,598 11,796,813 Ths. Ch. AUD, SA Quarterly
Residential Building Completions 2020 Q4 15,301,484 14,912,876 Ths. Ch. AUD, SA Quarterly
Housing Starts 2020 Q3 26,726 25,691 #, SA Quarterly
Residential Housing Starts 2020 Q3 15,270 16,669 #, 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.