Forecasting Dwelling Commencements in Western Australia 2019 – 2020

Housing Industry Forecast Group (HIFG) provides a forecast of dwelling commencements and residential lot availability for WA to assist government and industry in their forward planning. This report covers the period 2019-20 to 2021-22.

  • 15,500 dwelling are forecast to be constructed in 2019-20 (same level as 2018-19).
  • Low level of population growth, combined with high levels of stock in the established market have dampened demand for new dwellings.
  • Commencements are expected to increase slowly over 2020-21 and 2021-22, in line with an expected recovery in economic and population growth.

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