AU: Home Loans


Mon Nov 09 18:30:00 CST 2015

Consensus Actual Previous
M/M percent change 0.0% 2.0% 2.9%
Yr/Yr percent change 8.4% 8.8%

Highlights
The number of owner occupied housing commitments jumped 2.0 percent in September and by far exceeding expectations of no change. On the year, they were up 8.4 percent. The value of dwelling commitments excluding alterations and additions was down 1.6 percent. The total value of owner occupied housing commitments 3 percent. The seasonally adjusted series for the total value of investment housing commitments dropped 8.5 percent.

The number of finance commitments for the construction of dwellings for owner occupation was up 1.9 percent after increasing 0.7 percent in August. The number of finance commitments for the purchase of new dwellings for owner occupation rose 5.4 percent following a rise of 1.7 percent in August 2015.

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.