Australia - Housing Starts

Australia: Housing Starts

Mnemonic HST.IAUS
Unit #, SA
Adjustments Seasonally Adjusted
Quarterly 5.86 %
Data 2021 Q1 35,869
2020 Q4 33,885

Series Information

Source Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)
Release Housing Starts
Frequency Quarterly
Start Date 9/30/1965
End Date 3/31/2021

Australia: Real Estate

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Residential Building Permits May 2021 20,163 21,694 #, SA Monthly
Building Completions 2021 Q1 30,191,796 29,458,451 Ths. Ch. AUD, SA Quarterly
House Price Index 2021 Q1 163.17 152.67 2011-12=100 Index, SA Quarterly
Housing Starts 2021 Q1 35,869 33,885 #, SA Quarterly
Non-residential Building Completions 2021 Q1 11,233,158 11,417,863 Ths. Ch. AUD, SA Quarterly
Residential Building Completions 2021 Q1 16,116,970 15,476,177 Ths. Ch. AUD, SA Quarterly
Residential Housing Starts 2021 Q1 15,083 17,017 #, SA Quarterly
House Price Value 2020 Q4 563,899 550,065 AUD, NSA 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.