Population - Estimated private dwellings (as at quarter ended) 1991 Q1–2016 Q4
A private dwelling accommodates a person or a group of people, but is not available to the public. A private dwelling may be permanent or temporary. Permanent private dwellings include houses and flats, residences attached to a business or institution; baches, cribs and huts. Caravans, cabins, tents and other makeshift dwellings that are the principal or usual residence of households are classified as temporary private dwellings.
The tenure 'owner-occupied' includes dwellings owned by individuals or held in a family trust (from 2006).
The tenure 'provided free' includes dwellings provided free to households by individuals, private trusts, businesses, and government agencies.
As there is no census information on whether unoccupied dwellings are private or non-private, these estimates assume that all unoccupied dwellings are private.
Estimates of private dwellings by tenure are derived by applying tenure proportions to the private dwelling estimates.
This estimate includes permanent and temporary private occupied dwellings as well as unoccupied dwellings.
The estimate excludes non-private dwellings and dwellings under construction.
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Estimates and Projections: Estimated Private Dwellings, As At Quarter Ended December 2016
How to find the data
At URL provided, select 'Population > Demography Dwelling and Household Estimates - DDE > Estimated Private Dwellings, As At Quarter Ended (Qrtly-Mar/Jun/Sep/Dec)'. All variables were selected in order to create this dataset.
Import & extraction details
From the dataset Estimates and Projections: Estimated Private Dwellings, As At Quarter Ended December 2016, this data was extracted:
- Rows: 3-106
- Columns: 2-5
- Provided: 416 data points
Dataset originally released on:
January 10, 2017
Purpose of collection
The Dwelling and Household estimates are used for many purposes including planning, policy formation, business decisions, and as 'bottom lines' in the calculation of market coverage rates.
Method of collection/Data provider
The private dwelling estimates have as a base the census count of occupied private dwellings plus unoccupied dwellings from the 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006, and 2013 Censuses.