What are the properties that make up a ‘home’ in Australia?
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) published its latest figures on the number of dwellings built in each of Australia’s regions in January 2018.
The regionally-specific statistics show that the number rose by 8,700 to 8,913,000 dwellings.
In the West of the country, the total was 7,600,000.
The number of dwelling units in each state and territory increased by 1,300 to 2,600.
The Northern Territory, with the highest density of dwelling, increased by more than 200 dwelling units to 4,000,000 units.
The state of Queensland and the Australian Capital Territory increased their dwelling densities by more in each year than in the previous year, by 9,700 and 6,200,000 respectively.
The South West Territory increased by 5,600 dwellings, and the Northern Territory by 3,600 units.
In New South Wales, the region’s total rose by 935,000 dwelling units.
That’s up by more units than the next state, Western Australia, and its increase was up by almost 10,000 to 4.7 per cent.
The figures are an improvement on the previous quarter, when the ABS reported a decrease of 7,700 dwellings to 8.5 million.