AU: Home Loans


Mon Jun 08 20:30:00 CDT 2015

Consensus Actual Previous
M/M percent change -2.0% 1.0% 1.6%
Yr/Yr percent change 6.2% 4.7%

Highlights
April number of home loans increased 1.0 percent analysts anticipated at drop of 2.0 percent. On the year, the number of home loans increased 6.2 percent. The value of fixed investment housing loans was up 2.6 percent on the month while owner occupied housing loan value was up 3.1 percent. The total value of dwelling commitments excluding alterations and additions was up 2.9 percent.

Definition
Contain data for secured and unsecured housing finance commitments for owner occupation, commitments for construction or purchase of dwellings for rent or resale, and loans outstanding to individuals/households for housing.

Description
The health of the housing market is always a key element in evaluating the strength of the economy. And it is no different for Australia. The data released here are for secured and unsecured housing finance commitments for owner occupation, commitments for construction or purchase of dwellings for rent or resale, and loan outstanding to individuals/households for housing.

For secured housing finance for owner occupation, these data give the number and value of commitments made by banks, permanent building societies, wholesale lenders not elsewhere classified and other lenders, provided to individuals/households. These commitments are classified by construction of dwellings, the purchase of new and established dwellings, the refinancing of existing dwellings and alterations and additions to dwellings.